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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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“Fear is not part of it”

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KFB FALL 2019 LAUNCHES SATURDAY

Hoa Nguyen is the author of several books of poetry, including As Long As Trees Last, Red Juice, and Violet Energy Ingots, which received a 2017 Griffin Prize nomination. As a public proponent and advocate of contemporary poetry, she has served as guest editor for The Best Canadian Poetry in English 2018  and she has performed and lectured at numerous institutions, including Princeton […]

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Three years ago this October, KFB launched HOA NGUYEN’s VIOLET ENERGY INGOTS (Wave, 2016) to a full house spilling onto the street in our brand spanking new digs at Rick’s Cafe, Kensington Market. Hoa laughs, but I’ll always credit her for “putting us on the map.” There were many “larger” “established” places she could have […]

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GURI TRIUMPHS!

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REMARKABLE LOR

We wholeheartedly agree. PRATHNA LOR 7, 2 ONLINE SHOP KFB & ART METROPOLE IN STORES TORONTO at knife | fork | book TOWN (Bloordale) PERMANENT SLEEP PRESS BOOKSHOP (Parkdale) MONASTIRAKI (Montreal) BIBLIOASIS (Windsor)

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Jeanne Dark comes of age on the prairie LAUNCH

KFB | SATURDAY 3PM     dee HOBSBAWN-SMITH Jeanne Dark comes of age on the prairie (espresso press) LAUNCH SATURDAY JUNE 8TH 3PM knife | fork | book at The Dark Side Studio | 244 Augusta Avenue | 2nd Floor | Kensington Market | Toronto Access: We are a second floor walk-up with two all-gender washrooms. Please […]

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Dear Kramer

KHASHAYAR MOHAMMADI‘s DEAR KESTREL arrives.  knife | fork | book PREORDER at ShopKFB LAUNCHES FRIDAY MAY 3RD w/Special Guest Poets ADRIENNE GRUBER and HASAN NAMIR  Photos: KIRBY    

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“I dream so much of body.”

View this post on Instagram Third meeting of @knifeforkbook 's #ChapbookClub went fantastic! Thanks to all those who came to read @travisharpie 's "Sinister Queer Agenda". Also, @___angelfish___ was exuding Daryll Hannah from Blade Runner!!! A post shared by Khashayar Mohammadi (Kramer) (@dearkestrel) on Mar 26, 2019 at 2:58pm PDT UP NEXT: TUESDAY APRIL 30TH […]