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Last night. NICOLE BREWER + WILLIAM KEMP = WORDS (ON) PAGES launch (paranthetical ) eighteen to a full, appreciative house at their new digs knife | fork | book with JESSICA BEBENEK, CANISIA LUBRIN, and JORDAN MOFFATT

NEXT WORDS (ON) PAGES APRIL 2OTH
UP NEXT at KFB: TONIGHT SLO-PO with DAVID BRADFORD.  March 15th | JENNY HAYSOM | NEIL SURKAN  Anstruther Press Book Launch March 16th | HENRY ISRAELI | TIMOTHY LIU | DAVID BRADFORD March 20th | LISA ROBERTSON (NOTE: Monday) March 23rd | STUART ROSS | STEVE MEAGHER March 26th |  ERIN MOURE Secession / Insecession by Chus Pato and Erín Moure TORONTO BOOK LAUNCH (NOTE: Sunday 3-5PM) March 30th | JULIE CAMERON GRAY  |  NYLA MATUK March 31st | METATRON SHOWCASE (NOTE: Friday) APRIL 1ST | VALLUM CHAPBOOK SHOWCASE
Photos: KIRBY

“The book is the meal.”

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Jeff Kirby (known as just “Kirby” to most) is seated at a small table in Rick’s Cafe. The long-running Kensington Market coffee shop is nestled on Augusta, close to Big Fat Burrito on one side and El Trompo Tacos on the other.  Kirby is gesturing to a beautifully-organized series of display shelves at the front of the cafe, all holding poetry – all kinds of poetry, much of it independently-published and Canadian. Offerings from BookThug and Coach House stand alongside titles from Metatron, and there’s a deep box filled to the brim with chapbooks from Desert Pets Press, above/ground, Anstruther Press, Vallum and more. This is knife|fork|book – Toronto’s newest poetry bookshop and community space. Like a good meal, this perfect little space draws you in, makes you warm, fills you up.

knife | fork | book: A new haven for poetry in Kensington Market. Alison Lang, Broken Pencil

Brimming

 

EMMA HEALEY, DAMIAN ROGERS, and GWEN BENAWAY last night at knife | fork | book

UP NEXT at KFB: TONIGHT WHAT QUEER READING with JEFF KIRBY. MAR 5TH MADELEINE BRAUN + PARKER MENZIMER. MAR 9TH WORDS (ON) PAGES. March 15th | JENNY HAYSOM | NEIL SURKAN  Anstruther Press Book Launch March 16th | HENRY ISRAELI | TIMOTHY LIU | DAVID BRADFORD March 20th | LISA ROBERTSON (NOTE: Monday) March 23rd | STUART ROSS | STEVE MEAGHER March 26th |  ERIN MOURE Secession / Insecession by Chus Pato and Erín Moure TORONTO BOOK LAUNCH (NOTE: Sunday 3-5PM) March 30th | JULIE CAMERON GRAY  |  NYLA MATUK March 31st | METATRON SHOWCASE (NOTE: Friday)
Photos: KIRBY

wQr Poetry Reading Series @ KFB

What Queer Reading

New monthly poetry reading series focuses on LGTBQ poets often under the radar. Hosted by Jeff Kirby

I’ll never forget when an MFA colleague’s response to the plethora of queer poets and writers I presented asked, Why do I not know of these? or when mentioning Duane Michals as a choice for my studies, a faculty advisor suggesting I choose someone more ‘relevant.’ My intent in this poetry reading series is to give these often unnoticed, unheralded, unabashedly queer poets their due. – Kirby

wQr QUEER POETS Reading Series begins  FRIDAY MARCH 3RD 7:30PM
knife | fork | book @Rick’s Cafe 281 Augusta Avenue Kensington Market

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