We love you. knife | fork | book
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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Very. knife | fork | book
*just got BIGGER
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
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
k | f | b 2017 FALL CHAPBOOK LAUNCH
DAVID BRADFORD CALL OUT ELIANNA LEV SEX MADE ME DALE SMITH SONS
FRIDAY OCTOBER 6TH
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
To celebrate our 1st Anniversary, the first reading event in our new home. Three new chapbooks. Two compelling new poets and the first Canadian publication of poet Dale Smith.
OR How do you strike / if you have to strike / a loved one?
In Call Out, DAVID BRADFORD grapples with call-out culture as he turns a necessary call on one of his own, exploring the complications inherent in the nuance at play where the target is a friend, loved, known. Bradford’s long poem takes the shape of slow, fugal false starts set on 18 cards, and invites the reader to reorder, omit and emphasize its parts as they construct a different poem. In doing so, the cardholder is coerced into shifting the tone and ethics of the poem as they rebuild it—interrogating the biases of their Call Out as they take shape.
I’m not known for my discretion.
ELIANNA LEV’S Sex Made Me chronicles “how sex influenced my entire being, ” says Lev, adding, ” From exploring the ways sexual corruption shaped me after being molested before my neural pathways were fully developed to detailing the time a team of medical practitioners of varying degrees of social graces huddled around my butthole to clumsily perform a confining STI-relayed anal probe … it’s all in there.”
His hand on you / Asleep and darkness / Where no moon tonight / Breathe him in
DALE SMITH’s SONS depicts masculine love as it is observed and passed between sons and father, father and sons.
LAUNCH NIGHT ONLY k | f | b 2017 Fall Chapbook Bundle $40 (save $8)
I remember stopping in one Friday this past March feeling rundown and fed up with this city and Kirby was all smiles, and then Ralph Kolewe, a great poet, dropped in, and then Kate Sutherland, another great poet, dropped in, and we all sat in the sun together, looking at poetry, talking. And I instantly remembered why I was in Toronto.
REBECCAH LOVE Interview with David Bradford Toronto Arts Report July 10, 2017.
SLO-PO w/DAVID BRADFORD returns 21/09/17
DAVID BRADFORD CALL OUT 06/10/17 from KFB
Photos: R. KOLEWE
Knife|Fork|Book at Monastiraki
Reviewed by Kian Vaziri-Tehrani
On Saturday June 25th, Monastiraki held the Knife|Fork|Book poetry chapbook launch of Jeff Kirby‘s She’s Having a Very Doris Day and Jonathan Garfinkel‘s Bociany (Storks) which featured readings by the two author along with poet David Bradford.
Walking into Monastiraki (for the first time I might add) I was struck by its quaintness and the subtle elegance of what it had on display, with a vintage Conan the Barbarian comic and a How do You Say it in Chinese? guidebook particularly catching my attention. It wasn’t long before a few familiar faces popped up, like fiction writer Guillaume Morrissette and poet Klara du Plessis. But of course, the afternoon belonged to Kirby, Garfinkel, and Bradford, who were making the rounds through the shop, mingling and chatting before their readings.
Kirby first introduced David Bradford, who read a…
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