More

boardlauren turner copykirby shine copyroxanna bennett copyroxannastintzi kirbylaunch copy

KFB 2018 SPRING LAUNCH w/ new chapbooks by LAUREN TURNER WE’RE NOT GOING TO DO BETTER NEXT TIME, JOHN STINTZI THE MACHETE TOURIST, ROXANNA BENNETT UNSEEN GARDEN, and our first broadside from DALE SMITH SONS. A glorious occasion. knife | fork | book

IN STORES & ONLINE NOW

Photos: TORBEN ROBERTSON

Friday. We launch.

boards

 

k | f | b FRIDAYS | THIS FRIDAY  k | f | b 2018 SPRING CHAPBOOK LAUNCH

ROXANNA BENNETT UNSEEN GARDEN JOHN STINTZI THE MACHETE TOURIST LAUREN TURNER WE’RE NOT GOING TO DO BETTER NEXT TIME

FRIDAY MARCH 23RD

+++ our first broadside from DALE SMITH SONS 

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).

 ROXANNA BENNETT is a disabled poet living in Ontario, Canada. She is the author of The Uncertainty Principle (Tightrope Books, 2014). Her work has appeared in PRISM International, Arc Poetry Magazine, Poetry is Dead, Vallum, CV2, Cosmonauts Avenue, Qwerty, carte blanche, and elsewhere.
JOHN STINTZI is a writer and artist who grew up on a cattle farm in northwestern Ontario. John is currently completeting their first collection of poems as well as a few books of fiction. John lives in Kansas City with their partner and two stuffed animals from IKEA, and may be found online at http://www.john-stintzi.com or @stintzi on Twitter.
LAUREN TURNER is a poet and an essayist. Her writing appears in Arc Magazine, Minola Review, Cosmonauts Avenue, carte blanche, BAD NUDES, Peach Mag, and elsewhere. She lives in Montréal, Québec on the traditional and unceded territory of the Kanien’kehá:ka people.
DALE SMITH is a poet, critic, and scholar of poetry and rhetorical theory on the faculty of English at Ryerson University, Toronto. He is the editor with Robert J. Bertholf of An Open Map: The Robert Duncan / Charles Olson Correspondence and Imagining Persons: Robert Duncan’s Lectures on Charles Olson. A critical study of poetry and public culture, Poets Beyond the Barricade: Rhetoric, Citizenship, and Dissent after 1960, was published in 2012. His writing has appeared in The Baffler, Best American Poetry 2002, Columbia Poetry Review, Denver Quarterly, The Walrus, and elsewhere. A recent book of poetry, Slow Poetry in America, was published by Cuneiform in 2014; other poetry includes American Rambler (2000); The Flood & the Garden (2002); Black Stone (2007); Susquehanna (2008); and most recently Sons (knife | fork | book, 2017). His reviews and essays have appeared in the Boston Review, the Los Angeles Review of Books, and Brick. Born in Dallas, Texas, Smith has resided in Ontario since 2011 with the poet Hoa Nguyen and their children, Keaton and Waylon.

SO MODULAR

February read 11/15, 22/25 (of an intended 50) in my #offtheshelf queue, and 24/29 in my #readin2018 queue: @newportmanteau – Call Out. Gifted to me by publisher @itsakirby, whose recommendations I treasure (and hope to seek out again soon). Close-up of #poetry shelf 2 (At to Go). These next reviews will hopefully be on the shorter side, because the queue has grown unwieldy (and already increased by one!), and I'd rather not extend it too far into March. Okay, how fucking cool is this chapbook?! SO MODULAR! One could literally shuffle the "pages" to generate countless different orders upon each re-read (and I suppose I could calculate the number of possible permutations, but, you know, fuck that noise). Or apply random numerical ordering! Or devise any kind of pattern with the available numbers, and order the pages accordingly! It's beyond excellent, and I can't get over how much I like it. Nor do I want to! And I know I have a tendency to rave about @knifeforkbook's chapbook design (shoutout to Norman Nehmetallah!), but please let me emphasize that one of the main reasons I do so is out of sheer admiration for how well each new design exemplifies qualities of the poetry it is presenting. It would be so easy for these decisions to come off as gimmicky, but with such dedication to the writing first and foremost, I don't think there's any danger of that happening with this press. I'm just so impressed, y'all. I've never seen something like this, and I'm so glad I saved it for last (of the three k|f|b chapbooks released last season). I can't wait to see what they come out with next (which will be this March, if I'm not mistaken!). #books #rasiqrasreviews #rasiqrarecommends #davidbradford #callout #chapbook #knifeforkbook #personallibrary #shelfie #februaryreads #literarylatergram #inspiration #amwriting #research #fuckyeah #luvyourlife #shelflife #booklove #modular #shuffle #cards #canadianpoetry #grief #backlog #cutthedeck #bookdesign #normannehmetallah

A post shared by Rasiqra Revulva (@rasiqra_revulva) on

READ DAVID BRADFORD’S [SOLD OUT] CALL OUT HERE

Launch season begins

THIS SATURDAY FEBRUARY 24TH THE SOAP BOX | VOLUME III |  TIME | LAUNCH

Karisa Billi, Polyna Alexseev, Shaieree Cottar, Carine Lee, and Andrea Johns, hosted by THE SOAP BOX publisher/editor Tali Varon. Pictured: COLETTE LOVE HILLIARD. Time and Loss  The Soap Box v. III “Time” p 30-1 

THIS FRIDAY FEBRUARY 23RD JACLYN PIUDIK TO SUTURE WHAT FRAYS LAUNCH w/special guest poet MARK GOLDSTEIN

JACLYN PIUDIK is the author of To Suture What Frays (Kelsay Books 2017) and two chapbooks, Of Gazelles Unheard (Beautiful Outlaw 2013) and The Tao of Loathliness (fooliar press 2005/8).  Her poems have appeared in numerous anthologies and journals, including New American Writing, Columbia Poetry Review, and Contemporary Verse 2.  She received a New York Times Fellowship for Creative Writing and the Sellers Award from the Academy of American Poets. She holds an M.A. in Creative Writing from the City College of New York, and a Ph.D. in Medieval Studies from the University of Toronto. 
MARK GOLDSTEIN is a writer and translator whose poetry and criticism have appeared in both trade and limited editions as well as in periodicals and journals such as The Capilano Review, Brick,Open Letter and Jacket2. Goldstein has facilitated workshops at the Toronto New School of Writing, SUNY Albany, and lectured on translation at George Brown College, York University, and in Paris at the École des hautes études en sciences socials.

UPCOMING; FRIDAY MARCH 9TH ANSTRUTHER PRESS 2018 SPRING CHAPBOOK LAUNCH w/DAVID LY | MARK LALIBERTE | JAMES LINDSAY | + CONOR MCDONNELL (Frog Hollow Press)


FRIDAY MARCH 23RD KNIFE | FORK | BOOK SPRING 2018 CHAPBOOK LAUNCH w/LAUREN TURNER WE’RE NOT GOING TO DO BETTER NEXT TIME ROXANNA BENNETT UNSEEN GARDEN JOHN STINZI THE MACHETE TOURIST

knife | fork | book
at The Dark Side Studio | 244 Augusta Avenue | 2nd Floor | Kensington Market | Toronto

 k | f | b Readings are generally Friday Nights, Doors 6:30 | Poetry 7-ish. unless noted otherwise. Check here, or our twitter feed, for any updates.
Access: We are a second floor walk-up with two all-gender washrooms. Please remove your shoes upon entrance.