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Skin & Meat Skies

“Pulverize the gems.” First glance, a manuscript I didn’t have a clue just what I was looking at [which only increased my interest]. No, first it was reading Klara’s work, often how poets ever meet, like most good work, you pause, breathe, sit with it. You must. Attend. Arresting hand-painted photographs by Kadie Salmon. This […]

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First in person poetry outing since 14 March 2020, and a grand re-entry at that, accompanied by poet/friends CONOR McDONNELL + JIM JOHNSTONE attending the beautiful laneway gallery space at THE GREAT ESCAPE BOOKSTORE where a group show of poetry broadsides are on display, extended to the end of this month, featuring work by VICTORIA […]

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Here we are.

KFB exists because poets do. “POWERED BY POETS.” You, dear poets, readers of poetry, lovers of the book, are what keeps us here. Like you, we continue to re-imagine/find/create new ways to maneuver with/through these days of disquiet and uncertainty. Your ongoing support (through kindnesses, words of encouragement, and subscribing, online sales, patreon/membership) has made […]



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KIRBY, KRAMER, and JIM are in the giving spirit. Come enjoy our extended shop hours, 11AM – 8PM, TUESDAY DECEMBER 17TH, for in store specials throughout the day. Ask any one of us to pull an assortment of titles for you valued at $50 or more and receive 20% off (and no tax) plus a […]

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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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Good sign

This beauty, designed and delivered by “maker-of-things” JESSICA JOY HIEMSTRA, PAUL, and BRANDY RYAN. Just in time.  knife | fork | book  

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  Our first package arrives THE BLASTED TREE Toronto  Exclusively at KFB