Holy Lark

THIS THURSDAY | THURSDAY NIGHT POETS

JESSICA HIEMSTRA  

DAVID WHITE 

JUNE 15TH

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

Doors 6:30  Poetry 7-ish
Access: Ramp entrance into shop.
DAVID WHITE is one of the contributing poets of Renga: A Collaborative Poem (Brick Books). In 1994 he competed his Ph. D. with the dissertation, “A Territory Not Yet On The Map”: Relocating Gay Aestheticism In The Age Of AIDS. He lives in London and is a Professor at Fanshawe College where he teaches Theatre History and Writing. The Lark Ascending is his first (solo) book of poetry.
About JESSICA HIEMSTRA’s The Holy Nothing (Pedlar Press, 2016). Most of Jessica Hiemstra’s new poems were written over several winters. They arrived both suddenly and slowly. To Hiemstra the poems of The Holy Nothing feel like the slake of a hard moment. Haiku poet Claudia Radmore says that Hiemstra’s poems want to be haibuns. There’s something so painfully unadorned and simple about her work, which isn’t simple-mindedness. Think of these poems as meditations.

Uncommon

 

THIS THURSDAY | THURSDAY NIGHT POETS

SARAH PINDER
TARA-MICHELLE ZINIUK
R. KOLEWE

JUNE 8TH

SPECIAL GUEST HOST : NORMAN NEHMETALLAH

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

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.
TARA-MICHELLE ZINIUK is the author of the poetry collections Somewhere to Run From (2009) and Emergency Contact (2006), and her newest, Whatever, Iceberg (Mansfield Press, 2017). Her poetry and fiction has been published in Joyland, Taddle Creek, Matrix, Prism, make/shift, This Magazine and The Best Canadian Poetry 2016. Her byline has appeared in The National Post, Quill & Quire, The Grid, Today’s Parent, Bitch Magazine, Maximum Rocknroll and various other print and digital publications.
R. KOLEWE’s first book of poems, Afterletters, was published by BookThug in 2014. A second book, Inspecting Nostalgia, is now available fromTalonbooks. His poems have also appeared online and in print at ditch,e-ratio, The Puritan, (parenthetical) and the Literary Review of Canada.

TUESDAY NIGHT SPECIAL

TUESDAY NIGHT SPECIAL

ONE NIGHT ONLY!

BECKMAN. FRYM. STILL.

TUESDAY JUNE 6TH

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

DOORS 6:30 POETRY 7-ISH
Access: Ramp entrance into shop.

Thursdays

 

Every Thursday night, I’m blissfully reminded of just why we’re here, the single reason we’re here. Poetry, darlings. Poetry. Well served.  knife | fork | book

Pictured: JESSI MACEACHERN. MICHAEL BELCHER. EMILY IZSAK. LISE GASTON. Last night, #ThursdayNightPoets.
UPCOMING June 6th  JOSHUA BECKMAN | GLORIA FRYMJENNIFER STILL June 8th TARA-MICHELLE ZINIUK | SARAH PINDER | R. KOLEWE June 15th  JESSICA HIEMSTRA | DAVID WHITE  June 21st   KFB CHAPBOOK LAUNCH | DAVID BRADFORD | ELIANNA LEV | JONATHAN GARFINKEL | Hosted by JEFF KIRBY 
Photos: KIRBY

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THIS TUESDAY | SPECIAL EVENT

Joshua BECKMAN

Gloria FRYM

Jennifer STILL

Doors 6:30 Poetry 7-ish
JOSHUA BECKMAN was born in New Haven, Connecticut. He is the author of nine books, including The Inside of an Apple, Take It, Shake, Your Time Has Come, and two collaborations with Matthew Rohrer: Nice Hat. Thanks. and Adventures While Preaching the Gospel of Beauty. He is an editor at Wave Books and has translated numerous works of poetry and prose, including Micrograms, by Jorge Carrera Andrade, 5 Meters of Poems (Ugly Duckling Presse, 2010) by Carlos Oquendo de Amat and Poker (Ugly Duckling Presse, 2008) by Tomaž Šalamun, which was a finalist for the PEN America Poetry in Translation Award. Most recently, he has co-edited Supplication: Selected Poems of John Wieners. He is also the recipient of numerous other awards, including a NYFA fellowship and a Pushcart Prize. He lives in Seattle and New York.
GLORIA FRYM is a poet and prose writer.  Her most recent book is The True Patriot, a collection of proses (Spuyten Duyvil).   She is the author of other short story collections–Distance No Object (City Lights Books), and How I Learned (Coffee House Press)–as well as many volumes of poetry, including The Stage Stop Motel and Mind Over Matter.  Her book Homeless at Home received an American Book Award.  She is twice a recipient of The Fund for Poetry Award, the Walter & Elise Haas Creative Work Fund Grant, the San Francisco State University Poetry Center Book Award, and several California Arts Council grants to teach poetry writing to jail inmates.  She teaches in the MFA and BA Writing Programs at California College of the Arts in San Francisco. 
JENNIFER STILL is the recipient of the 2012 John Hirsch Award for Most Promising Manitoba Writer. Her second collection of poems, Girlwood (Brick Books, 2011), was nominated for the 2012 Aqua Books Lansdowne Prize for Poetry. A faculty member of the 2013 Banff Centre of the Arts Wired Writing Studio and a poetry editor for the literary journal CV2, Jennifer lives within hopeful proximity of Philip’s Magical Paradise, the only magic museum in Western Canada. Her newest collection, Comma, is out now from BookThug.