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23 Reasons We Love to East

Cassidy. Annick. Michael. Matthew. Jennifer. Victoria. Ayaz. Tolu. Dale. Jim. Zane. Shane. Triny. Andrea. Anna. Chapbooks. Ephemera. Bardia. (Beside Bardia.) Margaret. Katya. Great Escape. Deck. Garden. Shed. Reading hammock. Readers welcome. Come. Browse. Shop. Find. Enjoy. The Great Escape Book Store. 957 Kingston Rd. Home of KFB EAST. & FERTILE FESTIVAL OF NEW & INVENTIVE […]

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THE GIRLS FLIP’N GET IT

Here’s the headline: ONE OF KFB’s BIGGEST EVENTS EV-VAH! SCARBOROUGH COMES OUT & SUPPORTS THEIR OWN! Not only the biggest, but the FRESHEST BRIGHTEST NEW WORK HEARD IN A LONG TIME! So much to be celebrated here, poets, but what stands out most besides the work itself, is the gushing well-spring of genuine love and […]

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THE GIRLS WHO GET IT

GET IT No. You are not dreaming. Our next two weekends. Join us.

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David

There is so much I can say about/in this poem—loss, memory, desire, grief, the struggle—every once in awhile, usually one in each collection, I come up with a good, signature “protest poem” my queer activist, liberationist intact. I place protest poem here in quotes, because they also tend to be elegies (a statement in and […]

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KFB SAL/ONline DEBUTS

and we’re back. Darlin’s, in the grand tradition of Stein, Matisse, and Capote, we’ve officially entered our “Salon Phase.” We couldn’t be more chuffed. And to debut with these stunning new ANSTRUTHER PRESS chapbooks, this line-up of poets, made it all the more. Thanks to all who joined SAMUEL STRATHMAN, SÍLE ENGLERT, AYAZ PIRANI, SHANE […]

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there is no minor violence just as there is no negligible cough during an aria

and that’s simply the title. KFB | THIS SATURDAY 7PM TORONTO LAUNCH KEVIN HESLOP there is no minor violence just as there is no negligible cough during an aria (Frog Hollow Press) w/ JOHN NYMAN DAVID BARRICK VIRGINIA KONCHAN  MÉLANIE-CHRISTINE LEFEBVRE + CONCETTA PRINCIPE SATURDAY OCTOBER 26TH 7PM SHARP k | f | b MEZZANINE Artscape Youngplace 180 […]

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“Drips with humanity”

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JACQUELINE BOURQUE SUE CHENETTE CATHERINE GRAHAM MAUREEN SCOTT HARRIS MAUREEN HYNES KIRBY JIM NASON HOA NGUYEN JOHN REIBETANZ PATRIA RIVERA NORMA ROWEN SHEILA STEWART + TORONTO POET LAUREATE A. F. MORITZ HOSTED by JIM JOHNSTONE ANSTRUTHER PRESS PALIMPSEST PRESS & KFB presents THE RUTH ROACH PIERSON AFFAIR FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 6TH 7PM KFB

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“I wouldn’t have missed it.”

I love whenever I see Kramer @DearKestrel at readings (and he's EVERYWHERE, often with partner @teresempierre), he always says. "I wouldn't have missed it." Thanks, Kramer. — knifeforkbook (@knifeforkbook) June 15, 2019 That was a treat. A wonderful evening of new poetry pamphlets launched by @anstrutherpress editor Jim Johnstone, featuring poets @itsakirby @jasonvpurcell & @PaolaOFerrante […]

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KFB SEASON FINALE WEEKEND JUNE 14 & 15

KFB | JUNE 14 & 15       FRIDAY JUNE 14TH PAOLA FERRANTE WHAT TO WEAR WHEN SURVIVING A LION ATTACK (MANSFIELD PRESS) KIRBY THIS IS WHERE I GET OFF (PERMANENT SLEEP PRESS) JASON PURCELL A PLACE MORE HOSPITABLE (ANSTRUTHER PRESS)       SATURDAY JUNE 15TH TORONTO LAUNCH BOLA OPALEKE  SKELETON OF A RUINED SONG (ICE FLOE PRESS) […]