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

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PICTURED: k | f | b MONTREAL 2017 FALL CHAPBOOK LAUNCH featuring DAVID BRADFORD CALL OUT ELIANNA LEV SEX MADE ME DALE SMITH SONS LAUREN TURNER WE’RE NOT GONG TO DO BETTER NEXT TIME Hosted by KIRBY SHE’S HAVING A DORIS DAY at MONASTIRAKI (Thanks BILLY MAVREAS) and the vibrant writer’s community in Montreal for celebrating with us.
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First SLO-PO with DAVID BRADFORD (CALL OUT kfb, 2017) in our intimate, beautiful new reading room/salon space at The Dark Side Studio (created by artist/dancer AUDRA SIMMONS), reading CANISIA LUBRIN’s remarkable debut, VOODOO HYPOTHESIS (Wolsak & Wynn, 2017) with the poet among poets in house. A gift of an evening.

KFB UPCOMING: OCT 20 NIGHTWOOD EDITIONS SHOWCASE  SPENCER GORDON | OWAIN NICHOLSON | DAVID ALEXANDER OCT 22 GUILLAUME MORISSETTE THE ORIGINAL FACE (VEHICULE PRESS)LAUNCH OCT 27  ROCCO DE GIACOMO | MARGO LAPIERRE | PHILLIP CRYMBLE   OCT 28  (Sat 7:30PM) JAN CONN | SUSAN GILLIS | MARY DI MICHELE | JANE MUNRO | YOKO’S DOGS  NOV 10  LYNN CROSBIE | CANISIA LUBRIN NOV 26 SHIRLEY CAMIA Children Shouldn’t Use Knives LAUNCH 7 DEC  JIM JOHNSTONE  | SHANE NEILSON | CORNELIA HOOGLAND | CHRIS BANKS at ORBITAL ARTS GALLERY 275 AUGUSTA AVE DEC 15  SORAYA PEERBAYE | CONCETTA PRINCIPE | JACK DAVIS
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Debut

First anniversary. First launch. First reading in our spacious, intimate new digs. Three new k | f | b chapbooks, ELIANNA LEV (Sex Made Me) DAVID BRADFORD (Call Out) DALE SMITH (Sons). Last night.  knife | fork | book

Special thanks to book designer, NORMAN NEMETALLAH, printer JOHN DE JESUS at Coach House, editor DAVID BRADFORD, poetry ambassador HOA NGUYEN, and creator of The Dark Side Studio, AUDRA SIMMONS.
And thanks to all who warmed the hearth welcoming our new home.
TODAY 4-7PM: THIS IS ‘GOOD GOOD’ w/RYAN ECKES SUE LANDERS  JIMMY MCINNES JACOB MCARTHUR MOONEY GARY BARWIN HUGH THOMAS R. KOLEWE EMILY ISZAK RASIQRA REVULVA  JULIE CAMERON GRAY JAMES G SOUTHCOTT A ZACHARY +++ SPECIAL GUESTS 
TONIGHT 8PM: IN CONVERSATION JERAMY DODDS & JONATHAN GARFINKEL 
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