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KIRBY Behold

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“How is it you and I are both still alive?” KIRBY Behold Six intimate workshop performances to benefit knife | fork | book OPENING NIGHT GALA FRIDAY JANUARY 20 7PMPerformances: January 21, 22, 23, 30 Feb 6 7pm An audience of ten per performance in a downtown Toronto living room setting.…

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Falling in KFB

New PAOLA FERRANTE DALE MARTIN SMITH MAUREEN SCOTT HARRIS & Introducing LANNII LAYKE Fall 2022. Classic KFB. Order yours TODAY. Layout design R. KOLEWE Covers KIRBY Printed by JOHN de JESUS at Coach House, Toronto KFB FALL 2022 LAUNCH 27 November at REMOTE GALLERY 568 Richmond St W

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Fresh sheets

CAMERON ANSTEE SHEETS KFB LAUNCH w/JO IANNI at REMOTE GALLERY, TORONTO The poets came, (it was a KFB event after all, our final as a bookseller) and one, Aaron Tucker, said it best: “I didn’t expect the launch yesterday to be so emotionally resonate, but the work is so spare and resounding that the affect […]

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But also visits talk stories laughter

October 4, 2022 I went for a walk with Maureen Scott Harris … it is as if we spend our lives finding clues, fragments, shards, leading or misleading details, chipped tablets written over in a forgotten language. Perhaps they are a counting of cattle, a measuring out of grain. Perhaps they are a praising of […]

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Grand closing

For some time now, I’ve carried a deep affinity, admiration, affection for Cameron Anstee and Jo Ianni, both for their poetic loves/aspirations, writings, their penchant towards the ‘elegant,’ their passionate regard for the field. Cameron’s Book of Annotations (Invisible, 2018) and subsequent [KFB Fertile Select] chapbooks Lines & Baseline Variations (St. Andrews, 2021) are cherished […]

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Such times

You need a best friend in poetry to survive. – Henri Cole Poets Arleen Paré with Maureen Hynes and the love of good poetry amongst friends. An unforgettable evening, called into being. Grand. Thanks to Gaspereau Press, Annick MacAskill, the League of Canadian Poets, Katya at The Great Escape Book Store and all who held […]

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Grand finale

“It’s a sweet thing to gush.” Such a sweet, sweet finish. Thank you Michael, Christopher, Luke, poets, readers, lovers. A flood of poetry goodness.

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Skin & Meat Skies

“Pulverize the gems.” First glance, a manuscript I didn’t have a clue just what I was looking at [which only increased my interest]. No, first it was reading Klara’s work, often how poets ever meet, like most good work, you pause, breathe, sit with it. You must. Attend. Arresting hand-painted photographs by Kadie Salmon. This […]

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GRP9

Gap Riot Symphony Week Two at Fertile. Gap Riot Press Season 9 Launch on full garden party mode. A complete love fest of poets, poetry. Congrats to Isla McLaughin, Khashayar Mohammadi, Claren Grosz, Sarah Cavar and Guest Curators Kate Siklosi & Dani Spinosa of Gap Riot Press.

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Day 2

The breeze from the lake. Fertile.