THIS TUESDAY NIGHT
METATRON x LIGHT READING x KFB
EM YA’AKOV LIBERMAN
ZOE IMANI SHARPE
TUESDAY AUGUST 15TH
knife | fork | book
at Rick’s Cafe | 281 Augusta Avenue | Kensington Market | Toronto
DOORS 6:30 POETRY 7-ISH
Access: Ramp entrance into shop.
RUBY BRUNTON is a New Zealand-born poet who now lives in Brooklyn. She is the New York City emissary of Metatron and a contributing editor at Mask Magazine. Recent work has appeared in Hazlitt, The Fanzine, The New Inquiry, and Hobart. She spends a lot of time thinking about intimacy, resistance, and how to create community and education alternatives.
ZOE IMANI SHARPE is a poet, essayist, and editor whose work explores race, architecture, and alternative sexualities. She is the author of Sullied (Trapshot, 2011). Her collection Butter Arcade is due out next year.
SENNAH YEE lives in Toronto and is completing her doctoral thesis on gendered robot design in film. Her first book of poems, How Do I Look?, will be published by Metatron this fall.
EM YA’AKOV LIBERMAN, of boston & montreal, is a transfeminine genderweird autistic psychonaut writer with insurrectionary sympathies
NATALIE WEE is the author of Our Bodies & Other Fine Machines (Words Dance Publishing, 2016). She has been nominated for a Pushcart Prize and the Best of the Net Anthology 2016.
PICTURED: RUBY BRUNTON. NATALIE WEE. SENNAH YEE.
A sampler of current books we love. knife | fork | book
ERIN ROBINSONG Rag Cosmology (BookThug) KATHRYN MOCKLER DAVID POOLMAN Some Theories (ST Press) KIMBERLY ALIDIO After Projects the Resound (Black Radish Books) MARCUS MCCANN Shut Up Slow Down Let Go Breathe (Invisible) LINDA BESNER Feel Happier in Nine Seconds (Coach House) IGOR KOHLIN Kohlin 66: Diaries and Poems trans. Ainsley Morse, Bela Shayevich (Ugly Duckling Presse) CHELY LIMA Lo Que Dijo El Licantropo / What the Werewolf Told Them tran. Margaret Randall (The Operating System) HARMONY HOLIDAY Hollywood Forever (Fence Books) HOA NGUYEN You Then a Dang (Belladonna).
The rare treat of being in such good company. HOA NGUYEN & KIMBERLY ALIDIO last night. knife | fork | book
UPCOMING: August 24th STEWARTCOLE | ALLYFLEMING | TAKATSU | ANSTRUTHER PRESS LAUNCH September 14th JULIA POLYCK-O’NEILL | AARON TUCKER | ANDREW MCEWEN September 21st ANAHITA JAMALI RAD | DANIELLE LAFRANCE September 22nd (Fri) SLO-PO Reading Group w/DAVID BRADFORD September 30th (Sat) MARK GOLDSTEIN | PHIL HALL | ERIN MOURE | BEAUTIFUL OUTLAW PRESS LAUNCH October 6-8 KNIFE FORK BOOK 1ST ANNIVERSARY WEEKEND BASH
…all we can say is, it’s TONIGHT! knife | fork | book
A little note of hello–I’ve been traveling so much this spring and summer (with more to come!) and miss you all. Wanted to let you know that with the help of the always dazzling Kirby of knife fork book, we have an event to look forward to: a reading with my friend and poet Kimberly Alidio and me, timed for her visit to Toronto and my tiny window of not being away.
I truly hope you can come out to hear us read and share some time together…please tell and invite your friends?
(from the gorgeous Hudson Valley–will train back to TO in the reverse direction as the attached photo to arrive Sunday night!)
k | f | b welcomes
Wednesday, July 26th 7 PM
knife | fork | book @ Rick’s Cafe | 281 Augusta Avenue | Kensington Market | Toronto
Doors 6:30 Poetry 7-ish
KIMBERLY ALIDIO is a U.S. East Coast-born second-generation Filipinx tenure-track dropout living in East Austin, Texas. She wrote After projects the resound (Black Radish, 2016) and solitude being alien (dancing girl press, 2013). Recent poems have appeared in Entropy, Hold, Nat.Brut, and Texas Review. She was the inaugural artist-in-residence at the Center for Art and Thought, and received a doctorate in modern U.S. history from the University of Michigan, postdoctoral fellowships from the National Academy of Education/ Spencer Foundation and the University of Illinois’ Asian American Studies Program, and poetry fellowships from Naropa University, VONA/ Voices and Kundiman.
Born in the Mekong Delta and raised in the Washington, D.C. area, HOA NGUYEN lives in Toronto. From Wave Books, her poetry collections include As Long As Trees Last, Red Juice: Poems 1998-2008, and Violet Energy Ingots, nominated for a 2017 Griffin Prize for poetry. She teaches poetics at Ryerson University, for Miami University’s low residency MFA program, for the Milton Avery School for Fine Arts at Bard College, and in a long-running, private workshop.
A day (and, what a day. Thanks, Lynne). That’s all she needed. knife | fork | book