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The pleasure of the text

The definitive survey of an essential feminist poet. Edited by SINA QUEYRAS, GENEVIEVE ROBICHAUD, and ERIN WUNKER from COACH HOUSE BOOKS PURCHASE >>> Be sure to attend Coach House’s [Virtual] WAYZGOOSE 2020 SEPT 3RD!

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Feast

4 Ways to ShopKFB ONLINE SUBSCRIBE KIRBSERV DM TWITTER INSTAGRAM ASK KFB: info@knifeforkbook.com THOUSANDS OF POETRY TITLES NEW USED & RARE Poetry. Well-served. #weship ALSO: #KIRBSERV #curbsidepickup #inthevillage

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“Toronto’s Fully Accessible All-Poetry Destination.” I’m still sitting with this. A Sandie Shaw song plays on the Kirby jukebox, “and you’re nothing less than brilliant in my eyes.” “I love how you sparkle.” There’s so much I can say here, but you already hear my words as clearly as I’m hearing Sandie’s glorious pop vocals, […]

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MARCELLO DI CINTIO “Palestine in Poetry”

KFB FRIDAYS | THIS FRIDAY Marcello Di Cintio’s book Pay No Heed to the Rockets reveals life in contemporary Palestine through the lens of Palestinian literary culture. In honour of National Poetry Month, Di Cintio will share some of the writing of the Palestinian poets he writes about in Pay No Heed and tell stories […]

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Like no other

  Iconic. Legendary. Like no other. LYNN CROSBIE gets the KFB treatment with an outpouring of love and respect from fellow poets who held a deep, appreciative space celebrating #LIAR10TH* Gratitude to all who participated for bringing it and making it so. *We lied. It’s the 13th anniversary, just thought the 10th sounded classier.

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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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INKWELL POETRY SHOWCASE

KFB | TODAY 3PM Eight of our writers will take the stage at Toronto’s poetry-only bookstore to move, entertain, and inspire you. HONEY NOVICK  ASPI KOOTAR  EMILY WAKNINE  LORRAINE GARRAWAY  MARK HARVEY  PAMELA CHYNN  JOSEPH PIRRELLO  MICHÈLE BRETON SATURDAY FEBRUARY 23RD 3PM Co-sponsored by knife | fork | book at The Dark Side Studio | […]

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The significance of place

Poets. What keeps us here. Poetry. What we serve. Well. Please consider becoming a KFB Member. Thank you.   knife | fork | book Photos: Winter 2018/19 at KFB