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Because we’re here

  because the one who holds the pen, even if it’s too dark to / see the page and even if the ink is his own blood, is free* There’s a story here, an ongoing one (thanks to you). Here’s but an excerpt: Picture this, coldest winter on record, flu bug making the rounds, and we […]

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k | f | b FRIDAYS | THIS FRIDAY SHANNON BRAMER PRECIOUS ENERGY CATHERINE GRAHAM THE CELERY FOREST JESSICA HIEMSTRA THE HOLY NOTHING FRIDAY JANUARY 19TH 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). Poet and […]

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One of several delightful encounters this year, ANDREW MCEWAN’S If Pressed (BookThug, 2017) More Kirby’s Picks for 2017 out next week. knife | fork | book Pictured: An excerpt from the poem, ‘Review’ in ANDREW MCEWAN’s If Pressed (BookThug, 2017)

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A la carte

Our menu. Poetry.  knife | fork | book

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KFB Bestsellers / This Week at KFB

CA CONRAD While Standing in Line for Death (Wave, 2017) SAM SAX Madness (Penguin, 2017) DANEZ SMITH Don’t Call Us Dead (Graywolf, 2017) KAVEH AKBAR Calling a Wolf a Wolf Alice James, 2017) JERAMY DODDS Drakkar Noir (Coach House, 2017) SINA QUEYRAS My Ariel (Coach House, 2017) KATHRYN MOCKLER Some Theories, (ST Press, 2017) ELIANNA […]

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Window show

Closing night poetry lovefest at Rick’s Cafe filled the Kensington Market sidewalk with poets AARON TUCKER, ANDREW MCEWAN, AND JULIA POLYCK-O’NEILL reading from the shop window. All were invited to a surprise preview of our new digs across the street at The Dark Side Studio, 244 Augusta Ave 2nd Floor, which opens today, 1-5:30PM.

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THURSDAY NIGHT POETS ANDREW MCEWAN JULIA POLYCK-O’NEILL AARON TUCKER THURSDAY SEPTEMBER 14TH knife | fork | book @ Rick’s Cafe | 281 Augusta Avenue | Kensington Market Doors open 6:30PM | Poetry 7-ish ANDREW MCEWAN is the author of repeater (a finalist for the 2013 Gerald Lampert Memorial Award) and numerous chapbooks, including Conditional and Can’t tell if […]

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ONE WEEK TONIGHT Not to be missed. knife | fork | book

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These beauties

View this post on Instagram Want to pre-order Irresponsible Mediums AND get a 3D printed Marcel Duchamp chess piece? Come to @knifeforkbook next Thursday, September 14th, to hear a reading with @juliapolyckoneill and @andmce – anyone who orders a book will get a rook or knight that Duchamp designed! #poetry #duchamp #3dprinting A post shared […]

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‘Are you published?’

‘Yes.’ Congrats to the newly published writers/poets, curator DIONNE BRAND, BOOKTHUG, IFOA, Toronto Arts Coucil, and Toronto Lit Up (indeed). More, please. knife | fork | book