Mountains, sounds, prayers


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Dear Terry, your visits bring so much joy, and these little chappies of yours are gems. Thanks for dropping by. – Kirbela

Copies of the luscious new 2017 HART HOUSE REVIEW also on hand.
Terry Abrahams at knife | fork | book  Photos: KIRBY.

Enter May




knife | fork | book
at Rick’s Cafe | 281 Augusta Avenue | Kensington Market | Toronto

Doors 6:30  Poetry 7-ish
Toronto poet and essayist MAUREEN SCOTT HARRIS has published three collections of poetry: A Possible Landscape (Brick Books, 1993), Drowning Lessons (Pedlar Press, 2004), awarded the 2005 Trillium Book Award for Poetry, and Slow Curve Out  (Pedlar Press, 2012). Her chapbook, Waters Remembered, recently appeared from Espresso.
JENNIFER LOVEGROVE’s latest book is the poetry collection Beautiful Children with Pet Foxes (BookThug, 2017). She’s also the author of the Scotiabank Giller Prize longlisted novel Watch How We Walk, and two earlier  poetry collections The Dagger Between Her Teeth (ECW Press, 2002) and I Should Never Have Fired the Sentinel (ECW Press, 2005) She’s currently working on a new novel tentatively called The Bone Harvester.
LISA RICHTER is poet, writer, and teacher, the author of Closer to Where We Began, published by Tightrope Books in spring 2017. Her poetry and non-fiction have been featured in both journals and anthologies, including Minola Review, The Puritan, The Malahat Review, Literary Review of Canada, and The Toronto Quarterly. Her chapbook, Intertextual, was published by Pooka Press in 2010. In 2015, her suite of poems, “Where the Old Road Begins,” was longlisted for the CBC Poetry Prize.


Full circle

Hoa and I met in the washroom at a CAConrad workshop four or five years ago. When we opened the shop, she asked if there was anything special I wanted to see happen, and I said for my 58th birthday, I’d like to launch a new chapbook and read with CA. Here we are. KIRBY

CACONRAD + JEFF KIRBY at the launch of Kirby’s She’s Having a Doris Day, hosted by HOA NGUYEN.  knife | fork | book

Photos: JANETTE WOODROW (b/w) and DON PYLE (colour) Thank you.