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Another sampling. knife | fork | book Opens Thursday October 6th with 2016 GOLDIE Award Winner & 2016 Toronto Book Award Finalist MARNIE WOODROW @ Rick’s Cafe | 281 Augusta Avenue | Kensington Market Doors open at 6:30PM

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Full Throttle Vulnerability

Originally posted on What Queer Reading:
? “I’ve stopped holding back.” ? Poet JIM NASON‘s fifth collection, Touch Anywhere To Begin (Signature Editions, 2016), is hot. Not ‘trying to be hot’ on steroids, not ‘porn-talk.’ Hot. Real hot. A heat that only comes with a certain degree of risk, the unspoken communication between lovers pushing boundaries,…

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The first time

  Tiffany’s Wine Bar. The Colony. Toledo, Ohio. Circa 1977. An open mic poetry reading. My first. I had only ever read in churches before. This is an entirely different scene. I’m eighteen, surrounded by strangers. Adults with big hair, tie dye, and bell bottoms, all smiling, drinking wine on a sunny back patio, enjoying, […]

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Snail Poems & The Braid

Collecting found texts, lyric poetry, and experimental prose, Eric Sneathen’s Snail Poems is an elegy born of the general catastrophe of late capitalism and the specific tragedy of personal loss. Committed to smallness and fragility, Snail Poems nevertheless spirals out, queerly navigating collisions of ecological devastation, the politics of friendship, and popular culture. Eric Sneathen splits his time between Oakland and UC Santa Cruz, […]

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Flier

Illustrator: TALLULAH POMEROY

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The table is set

  A sampling menu.   knife | fork | book Opens Thursday October 6th with 2016 GOLDIE Award Winner & 2016 Toronto Book Award Finalist MARNIE WOODROW @ Rick’s Cafe | 281 Augusta Avenue | Kensington Market Doors open at 6:30PM

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First look

THE POWER OF PORTRAITURE Curated by THOMAS MAUNDER | gallery 1007 OPENS OCTOBER 13TH knife | fork | book @ Rick’s Cafe | 281 Augusta Avenue | Kensington Market Doors open 6:30PM

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Daytripping

  DAYTRIPPING. Made a jaunt to wonderful James Street (Hamilton) to nosh at Wass with Toronto Book Award Finalist and dear friend MARNIE WOODROW (at kfb Oct 6th), pick up copies of KILBY SMITH-McGREGOR’s Kids in Triage at Wolsak & Wynn (thanks Ashley) for her reading with ROXANNA BENNETT (Nov 3), join the well-read at Mulberry […]

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Pretty in Violet

Listed in the Top Ten Poetry Collections— Fall 2016  Publishers Weekly “Gather the firm clever thing / from the moment looking away” In these new poems, Nguyen seems especially immersed in her own process and in the essence of writing, engaged with the “root of the words/ not the fucking use/ made purposed and stupid.” Publishers […]

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Get Into Trouble

“…think of it as a turbulence machine.” —Mónica de la Torre “Anna Moschovakis is a great abstract poet in the sense that she explores how formal procedures and found vocabularies and grammatical structures delimit what we can express at a given historical moment. But what makes her an indispensable writer is how she is able—and through […]