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The affair

The love in this room. Poets celebrate poet RUTH ROACH PIERSON this Friday past. A grand affair. knife | fork | book

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KFB | NATIONAL POETRY MONTH 2019

KFB | NATIONAL POETRY MONTH 2019 FRIDAY APRIL 5TH 7PM AYESHA CHATTERJEE GEORGE ELLIOTT CLARKE CATHERING GRAHAM KIRBY KATHRYN MOCKLER EARTHY ANECDOTES SATURDAY APRIL 6TH 8PM LYNN CROSBIE 10TH ANNIVERSARY LIAR   FRIDAY APRIL 12TH 2-4PM POET-IN-STORE JACOB MCARTHUR MOONEY FRIDAY APRIL 12TH 7PM MARCELLO DI CINTIO PALESTINE IN POETRY    Marcello Di Cintio’s book Pay […]

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Good earth

LAST NIGHT. EARTHY ANECDOTES welcomed spring and kicked off KFB’s #KISSMYPOETRY NATIONAL POETRY MONTH on a grand scale with readings by CATHERINE GRAHAM KIRBY KATHRYN MOCKLER AYESHA CHATTERJEE and GEORGE ELLIOTT CLARKE Thanks to  the poets, League of Canadian Poets, Toronto Arts Council, and all who came.

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First time

I read at KFB for the first time two years ago with the launch of She’s Having a Doris Day, my beautific poet warrior sister CAConrad opened and we were introduced by fellow poet, Hoa Nguyen. People spilled out onto the street at Rick’s Cafe. It was a night. Tonight, I read for the very […]

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“EARTHY ANECDOTES” CHATTERJEE CLARKE GRAHAM KIRBY MOCKLER APR 5TH

KFBFRIDAYS | FRIDAY APRIL 5th AYESHA CHATTERJEE | GEORGE ELLIOTT CLARKE | CATHERINE GRAHAM | KIRBY | KATHRYN MOCKLER EARTHY ANECDOTES FRIDAY APRIL 5TH knife | fork | book at The Dark Side Studio | 244 Augusta Avenue | 2nd Floor | Kensington Market | Toronto Doors 6:30 | Poetry 7 Access: We are a second floor walk-up with two all-gender washrooms. Please […]

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CATHERINE GRAHAM “THE SHORT POEM” WORKSHOP MAY 25TH

  KFB POETRY LAB WELCOMES “Graham’s poems are sparely worded but full of evocative images that vividly convey a wide range of emotion, from passion to grief.” —CBC Books “Master of the short poem.” – Kirby CATHERINE GRAHAM THE SHORT POEM WORKSHOP Compression, image, metaphor, voice—there are many routes to the short poem. How does it […]

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Catherine & Kathleen

From Ontario to Ireland (and back). KATHLEEN McCRACKEN & CATHERINE GRAHAM land, grace our space, last night.  knife | fork | book

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COOL POETRY NIGHTS | #KFBFRIDAYS | JULY

FRIDAY JULY 6TH CATHERINE & KATHLEEN CATHERINE GRAHAM | KATHLEEN MCCRACKEN CATHERINE GRAHAM’s sixth poetry collection The Celery Forest (Wolsak & Wynn, Buckrider Books) is a CBC Books Top 10 Canadian Poetry Collection of 2017 and appears on their Ultimate Canadian Poetry List. KATHLEEN McCRACKEN is a Canadian poet and academic. She is the author of seven collections of poetry […]

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Radical

Touched (and received).  knife | fork | book

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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 […]