KFB PRESS

With a passion for simple design and good work, knife | fork | book has been publishing poetry chapbooks since 2017. “Our aim,” says KFB’s publisher Kirby, “is to serve the book,” tending to the beauty of the book in hand. In 2019, KFB launched a second imprint, What Queer Reading [wQr], edited by Fan Wu, with a directive to publish queer/BIPOC poets. Also in 2019, KFB launched a NOT YOUR BEST series, the premiere issue edited by Eric Schmaltz. This turned out to be the springboard evolving into our yearly Fertile Festival of New & Inventive Works. We have since branched out into broadsides, ephemera, and full-length collections.

KFB SUBMISSION INFORMATION

KFB PUBLICATIONS

Upcoming

ANNICK MACASKILL Lesbos / lesbos Broadside Soon

AYAZ PIRANI Martyrs’ Garden Soon

MICHAEL FLATT Spring 2023

DEAN GARLICK Fertile 2023

JAY BESEMER Fertile 2023

JONATHAN GARFINKEL Fall 2023

2022

MAUREEN SCOTT HARRIS More Than One Homage Purchase

DALE MARTIN SMITH Blur Purchase

LANNII LAYKE Os Purchase

PAOLA FERRANTE The Dark Unwind Purchase

KLARA DU PLESSIS + KADIE SALMON Skin & Meat Sky Sold Out

SACHA ARCHER Kim Sold Out

BRIAN DEDORA Get Lost

BILLY MAVREAS tenderness

TRAVIS SHARP Behind the Poet Reading Their Poem Is a Sign Saying Applause Sold Out

AARON TUCKER The Passage Bird’s Farewell Sold Out

VICTORIA MBABAZI FLIP Purchase

MARK TRUSCOTT RAIN Purchase

JAMES LINDSAY THE LAKE Purchase

2021

BEN ROBINSON WITHOUT FORM Co-Published w/THE BLASTED TREE Sold Out

KFB SERIES NOT YOUR BEST NO. 2 Edited by KIRBY Sold Out

JENNIFER LOVEGROVE THE TINDER SONNETS Sold Out

AMANDA EARL MATTHEW Sold Out

TRAVIS SHARP YES, I AM A CORPSE FLOWER Purchase

JIM JOHNSTONE THE OUROBOROS Purchase

R. KOLEWE THE WILD FOX Purchase

SHANE NEILSON WALT Purchase

2020

CORY LAVENDER Ballad of Bernie “Bear” Roy KFB Pamphlet Series 001 Sold Out

GARY BARWIN + KATHRYN MOCKLER ME THEN YOU THEN ME THEN Sold Out

NEIL SURKAN THEIR QUEER TENDERNESS Sold Out

PHILIP HARE | KIRBY “YOU’RE WELCOME” BANDANA Sold Out

HAMISH BALLANTYNE IMITATION CRAB Purchase

MICHAEL CAVUTO COUNTRY POEMS Sold Out

JOHN NYMAN THE DEVIL Purchase

ANDY VERBOOM DBL Purchase

2019

ROXANNA BENNETT “BLUE ROSE” BROADSIDE Sold Out

HOA NGUYEN ASK ABOUT LANGUAGE AS IF IT FORGETS Sold Out

brandy ryan KERRY MANDERS AFTER PULSE Sold Out

ERIC SCHMALTZ [editor] NOT YOUR BEST BEST VOL 1 Sold Out

KHASHAYAR MOHAMMADI DEAR KESTREL Sold Out

R. KOLEWE SILENCE, THEN Sold Out [eBook]

CODY CAETANO PLEASURE DOME POEMS [wQr] Sold Out

PRATHNA LOR 7,2 [wQr] Sold Out

2018

KATE SUTHERLAND BEASTS OF THE SEA Sold Out

ROXANNA BENNETT UNSEEN GARDEN Sold Out

JOHN ELIZABETH STINTZI THE MACHETE TOURIST Sold Out

LAUREN TURNER WE’RE NOT GOING TO DO BETTER NEXT TIME Sold Out

DALE SMITH SONS BROADSIDE Purchase

2017

DALE SMITH SONS Sold Out [eBook]

ELIANNA LEV SEX MADE ME Sold Out

DAVID BRADFORD CALL OUT Sold Out

JONATHAN GARFINKEL BOCIANY (STORKS) Sold Out [eBook]

KIRBY SHE’S HAVING A DORIS DAY Sold Out [eBook] [Audio]