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“yellow stars and crocuses”

This April, National Poetry Month, knife | fork | book at The Great Escape Book Store [KFB EAST] has collaborated with poet/artist Jessica Hiemstra to welcome the launch of The Thinking Heart: The Etty Drawings (1983-1984) Claire Wilks, printed and bound by Baseline Press for Exile Editions. This will include an installation of broadsides, panels, […]

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“as if anything can be certain again”

JENNY BERKEL Grease Dogs ARLEEN PARÉ Last ALYCIA PIRMOHAMED & PRATYUSHA Second Memory Karen, thanks for reminding me of this certainty… the beauty of the book in hand. Baseline Press

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O night divine

Such times. A glorious night of poetry. Special thanks to Karen Schindler and Baseline Press (congrats on your beautiful new chapbooks), those poets who travelled from afar, Amanda Jernigan, Sandra Ridley, Shelly Harder, Lamees Al Ethari, to Kate Sutherland, Michael Gemar, and John DeJesus at Coach House, to all who came and held this space […]

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“Is it pretty?”

View this post on Instagram Book in hand. KATE SUTHERLAND @rhinocerospoems BEASTS OF THE SEA @knifeforkbook OCT 5TH LAUNCH w/ LAMEES AL ETHARI SHELLY HARDER AMANDA JERNIGAN SANDRA RIDLEY @baselinepress LAUNCH k | f | b 2nd Anniversary Doors 630PM 7PM Start #poetrydarlings A post shared by k | f | b (@knifeforkbook) on Oct […]

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Our 2nd

KFB turns 2. 2 nights of extraordinary. KFB FRIDAYS | OCT 5TH LAMEES AL ETHARI From the Wounded Banks of the Tigris SHELLY HARDER Remnants AMANDA JERNIGAN The Temple SANDRA RIDLEY Quell (and ANNE-MARIE TURZA Slip Minute, not in attendance) BASELINE PRESS TORONTO LAUNCH and KATE SUTHERLAND Beasts of the Sea KFB LAUNCH SATURDAY OCT 6TH NEIL SURKAN ON HIGH (McGill-Queens UP) TORONTO LAUNCH with Special […]

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The beauty of the book

KFB FRIDAYS | OCT 5TH KAREN SCHINDLER’s Baseline Press makes very (very) pretty chapbooks of exceptionally fine poets, with such attention to details we greatly admire and aspire to. This year is no exception. KFB is thrilled to host the TORONTO LAUNCH of these beauties to mark our 2nd Anniversary along with our own new […]

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Oh, that You would enter my heart” * k | f | b FRIDAYS | THIS FRIDAY SAM CHEUK | JULIE MORRISSY | LIZ WORTH FRIDAY APRIL 6TH  knife | fork | book at The Dark Side Studio, 244 Augusta Avenue, Second Floor (walk-up above Bunner’s Bakery) Doors 6:30 Poetry 7-ish  Wear socks (we’re shoeless). […]

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  Pretty. Day. Very.  knife | fork | book Photos: KIRBY

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Prescriptions filled here. Daily.  knife | fork | book including some beautiful new chapbooks from Baseline , Anstruther, Desert Pets, Sunny Outside, metatron, words (on) pages, Invisible, Puddles of Sky, Pearl Pirie, Apt. 9, Nomados, and more! Photo: KIRBY