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Kirby wept.

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Returning

First in person poetry outing since 14 March 2020, and a grand re-entry at that, accompanied by poet/friends CONOR McDONNELL + JIM JOHNSTONE attending the beautiful laneway gallery space at THE GREAT ESCAPE BOOKSTORE where a group show of poetry broadsides are on display, extended to the end of this month, featuring work by VICTORIA […]

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Cover 2 Cover

A little over a year ago, KFB made a commitment to create settings to listen/hear a poet’s work in its entirety, whether workshopped as a work-in-progress, or a finished piece. Cover 2 Cover debuts here with a complete reading of poet, AARON TUCKER‘s long poem CATALOGUE D’OISEAUX, published by Book*hug Press, 2021, recorded 30 May […]

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NEW AT THE DISPENSARY “…demonstrating (as if that were needed) that poetry transposes into bodies and languages, imposing its luminous presence that no technology can diminish.” – ALEXANDRE PATEAU “A monumental testament to our times.” – KIRBY In 2020, the poetry translation project VERSschmuggel / reVERSible brought together six German poets, and twelve Canadian poets (six writing in English […]

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Doubles

The music of thinking. The thinking of music. FRED WAH Music at the Heart of Thinking (Talonbooks) is a lifelong poem project that responds to readings in contemporary writing, art, and ideas from the past forty years. The text works through language as the true practice of thought, and improvisation as the tool that listens […]

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KFB SAL/ONline DEBUTS

and we’re back. Darlin’s, in the grand tradition of Stein, Matisse, and Capote, we’ve officially entered our “Salon Phase.” We couldn’t be more chuffed. And to debut with these stunning new ANSTRUTHER PRESS chapbooks, this line-up of poets, made it all the more. Thanks to all who joined SAMUEL STRATHMAN, SÍLE ENGLERT, AYAZ PIRANI, SHANE […]

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PRIDE 2020 | KFB QUEER PAKS

QUEER QUEERER QUEEREST KFB/wQr QUEER CHAPBOOK PAK HOA NGUYEN ASK ABOUT LANGUAGE AS IF IT FORGETS BRANDY RYAN + KERRY MANDERS AFTER PULSE CODY CAETANO PLEASURE DOME POEMS PRATHNA LOR 7,2 KIRBY SHE’S HAVING A DORIS DAY (eBook Download) $50 KFB LAVENDER TRIO DAVID LY MYTHICAL MAN ANNICK MACASKILL MURMURATIONS JOHN ELIZABETH STINTZI JUNEBAT $60 […]

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Feast

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Barwinized

GARY BARWIN The Virgin Kirby GARY BARWIN For It Is a Pleasure and a Surprise to Breathe: New and Selected Poems Edited by Alessandro Porco (Wolsak & Wynn) OCTOBER 2019 And find Gary in the PREMIERE ISSUE of KFB’s NOT YOUR BEST Edited by ERIC SCHMALTZ

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The most beautiful thing imaginable happened today

Poet DANIEL COWPER came from BC and read to us from his glorious debut, GROTESQUE TENDERNESS (McGill-QueensUP, 2019). Such good fortune. knife | fork | book