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I am no lady. I will rise and rise again out of the burning air. You can eat my genius,
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k | f | b  FRIDAYS | SPECIAL EVENT

SINA QUEYRAS

FRIDAY DECEMBER 29TH

knife | fork | book at The Dark Side Studio, 244 Augusta Avenue, Second Floor (walk-up above Bunner’s Bakery)

Doors 7:30 Poetry 8-ish
k | f | b  2017-18 Subscription Series December Selection: SINA QUEYRAS MY ARIEL (Coach House Books, 2017)
SINA QUEYRAS is the author of the poetry collections, MxTExpressway, Lemon Hound and My Ariel. Her work has been nominated for a Governor General’s Award, and won The Friends of Poetry Award from Poetry Magazine, The AM Klein Award for Poetry, a Lambda, the Pat Lowther Award, a Pushcart Prize and Gold in the National Magazine Award. Her first novel, Autobiography of Childhood was nominated for the Amazon.ca First Novel Award. In 2005 she edited Open Field: 30 Contemporary Canadian Poets, for Persea Books. She is founding editor of Lemon Hound. She has taught creative writing at Rutgers, Haverford and Concordia University in Montreal where she currently resides.

The night, she just got bigger

JUDITH GOLDMAN is the author of agon (The Operating System, 2017), Vocoder (Roof, 2001), DeathStar/rico-chet (O Books, 2006), and l.b.; or, catenaries (Krupskaya, 2011). She teaches in the Poetics Program at the University at Buffalo, focusing on contemporary North American poetry and poetics, ecological studies, biopolitics, affect theory, and media theory. Alongside agon, she is at work on ______ Mt. [blank mount], a project that writes through Shelley’s “Mont Blanc” in the context of past futures and future histories of ecological catastrophe.
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New and refreshed

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chemicals

NEW CANISIA LUBRIN (Gap Riot) JIM JOHNSTONE (Vehicule) KAREN SOLIE SONNET L’ABBE (Junction) ANDREW MCEWAN (Book*hug) JACQUELYN ROSS (Blank Cheque) MARCUS MCCANN E MARTIN NOLAN (Invisible) DIVYA VICTOR (Book*hug/Fence).
CONGRATS to SONNET L’ABBE, CARLETON WILSON and Junction Books, 2017 bpNICHOL Chapbook Award Winners.

Forces collide

Every once in awhile, forces collide, like minds surge/ignite, sparks fly. Such was our experience meeting Brooklyn-based artist, poet, publisher, The Operating System‘s LYNNE DE-SILVA JOHNSON, who I simply refer to as “the Force.” To have but a vial of her energies, (but, you get that upon meeting). She’s a firebrand. She cares deeply about her craft and building community. And, you want her on your side. KFB will be publishing her new chapbook, Sweet and Low, next year as well as collaborating on other projects. And, she has invited her good friend, poet SARAH PINDER (COMMON PLACE Coach House Books, 2017) to read with her. There will be a brief ‘Craft Chat’ between Lynne and Kirby following the reading.

k | f | b  FRIDAYS | THIS FRIDAY

LYNNE DE-SILVA JOHNSON
SARAH PINDER

FRIDAY NOVEMBER 24TH

knife | fork | book at The Dark Side Studio, 244 Augusta Avenue, Second Floor (walk-up above Bunner’s Bakery)

Doors 6:30 Poetry 7-ish
SARAH PINDER is the author of Cutting Room (Coach House Books, 2012) and Common Place (Coach House Books, 2017). Her writing has been shortlisted for the Expozine Small Press Awards, and included in magazines like Geist, Arc and Poetry is Dead. A long time zine-maker, you can also find her work in Montreal’s Distroboto art vending machines. She lives in Toronto, Canada.
LYNNE DESILVA-JOHNSON is a nonbinary queer artist, cultural scholar, and educator, striving to make, facilitate, document, and archive radical, experimental work and process material across genres. In 2012 she founded the arts organization and press, The Operating System, with this mission. Through her work with the OS to date, Lynne has facilitated the design and publication of nearly 50 volumes, curated and hosted over a hundred events, built a vibrant online platform for creative conversation, and nurtured into being a widereaching network of makers and activists that spans disciplinary and geographic boundaries. Lynne is the author of GROUND, blood atlasOverview Effect, and In Memory of Feasible Grace, and co-author of A GUN SHOW with Adam Sliwinski. She is co-editor of the anthologies RESIST MUCH, OBEY LITTLE: Inaugural Poems for the Resistance, and In Corpore Sano: Creative Practice and the Challenged Body. Lynne is a visiting assistant professor at Pratt, Libraries Editor at Boog City, and a maker of zines and art books. She performs and publishes widely.

Typical Tuesdays

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Tuesdays (and every day) are for poets.  knife | fork | book

Pictured: Socks. Poets, Torben Robertson, Richard Keith , and Susan Alexander  (on Torben’s 25th). Poet Khashayar Mohammadi. The shop late afternoon. Bookselling at poet, Anne Michaels, reading from her latest, All We Saw (McClelland & Stewart) at the Heliconian Club Salon Series. Kirby and Anne. Tomorrow by Mark Strand.
Photos: KIRBY