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What delights

“Where is your Self to be found? Always in the deepest enchantment that you have experienced.” – Hugo von Hofmannsthal “When I laugh from my belly, it’s a good day.” – Kirby People often ask how I got into this poetry gig, or my own inquiry, “What keeps me here?” The simple answer. It delights me. […]

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The joy that is

Saturdays. Poets KLARA DU PLESSIS (EKKE Palimpsest Press) + JIM JOHNSTONE (ed. THE NEXT WAVE: An Anthology of 21st Century Canadian Poetry Anstruther Press) spend some time pouring over the goods.  knife | fork | book 

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A whip

on sin. Or better yet, kneel in front JIM JOHNSTONE"The Outrage Industry"https://t.co/5x5F1y75Cn#donotpassgodonotcollect200 — KIRBY (@itsakirby) January 6, 2019

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KFB 2018 PICKS

Contrary to what cannot be found in a country’s major newspaper, it was a great year for poetry, Canadian and elsewhere. What do I read/look for? Did the work accomplish what it set out to do? Does it surprise/delight? Stay with me? As a publisher/programmer the measure is “if this is the one thing we […]

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KFB BESTSELLERS JUNE 2018

ANNE BOYER  A HANDBOOK OF DISSAPOINTED FATE (UGLY DUCKLING) on order ANNICK MACASKILL NO MEETING WITHOUT BODY (GASPEREAU) on order KLARA DU PLESSIS  EKKE  (PALIMPSEST) in store JIM JOHNSTONE ed. THE NEXT WAVE: AN ANTHOLOGY OF 21ST CENTURY CANADIAN POETRY (ANSTRUTHER) in store AMANDA JERNIGAN YEARS, MONTHS, DAYS (BIBLIOASIS) in store ERIC SCHMALTZ SURFACES (INVISIBLE) […]

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KFB SUBSCRIPTION SERIES JULY/AUG SELECTION

K | F | B  2018 SUBCRIPTION SERIES JULY/AUGUST SELECTION   Ardently edited by Anstruther Press’ JIM JOHNSTONE, I’d be hard-pressed to add to this essential list of the current, many who have graced us reading here at KFB. Highly recommended for every academic, school and public library worldwide. A new primer for poets and […]

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J’s

JIM JOHNSTONE. JAMES LINDSAY. JOHN NYMAN. JIMMY MCINNES. New work and love poems. Last night.   knife | fork | book Photos: KIRBY

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4 days in June

“This is a powerful, essential, book that should be read by all, to understand the unofficial truth of a war in any country where ‘the Watchtowers lying awake / on the face of the sea / do not rest.’” —Michael Ondaatje KFB [EXTENDED] WEEKEND  JUNE 15TH  4 J’s  JIMMY MCINNES | JAMES LINDSAY | JOHN NYMAN | JIM JOHNSTONE JUNE 16TH  MAWENZI […]

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June

  JUNE 1  JARED STANLEY  | BEN MEYERSON   JUNE 8   DANI COUTURE | DAVID JAMES BROCK | ANNICK MACASKILL NO MEETING WITHOUT BODY (GASPEREAU PRESS) TORONTO LAUNCH  SAT JUNE 9 ADÈLE BARCLAY  | A. LIGHT ZACHARY  | CANISIA LUBRIN | MARCELA HUERTA  JUNE 15  JIMMY MCINNES | JAMES LINDSAY | JOHN NYMAN | JIM JOHNSTONE  SAT JUNE 16  MAWENZI HOUSE SHOWCASE  ARCHNA SAHNI | GEETHA SUKUMARA  SUN JUNE 17  KIRBY | OAKVILLE LITERARY CAFE | JOSHUA CREEK ART CENTRE GALLERY 4PM  MON JUNE 18  KFB in […]

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The Little Poetry Shop That Could*

You may have noticed we’ve taken a little breather these past two Fridays. That’s about to change… MAY 25  BIG AL’S LOVEFEST POETS READ A.F. MORITZ TO MORITZ CELEBRATING THE SPARROW (ANANSI) JUNE 1  JARED STANLEY  | BEN MEYERSON JUNE 8  DANI COUTURE | DAVID JAMES BROCK | ANNICK MACASKILL NO MEETING WITHOUT BODY (GASPEREAU PRESS) TORONTO LAUNCH JUNE 9 ADÈLE BARCLAY  A. LIGHT ZACHARY CANISIA LUBRIN JUNE 15  JIMMY MCINNES | JAMES LINDSAY | JOHN NYMAN | JIM JOHNSTONE  […]