Full circle

Hoa and I met in the washroom at a CAConrad workshop four or five years ago. When we opened the shop, she asked if there was anything special I wanted to see happen, and I said for my 58th birthday, I’d like to launch a new chapbook and read with CA. Here we are. KIRBY

CACONRAD + JEFF KIRBY at the launch of Kirby’s She’s Having a Doris Day, hosted by HOA NGUYEN.  knife | fork | book

Photos: JANETTE WOODROW (b/w) and DON PYLE (colour) Thank you.

Hello Spring

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Thank you Lisa, Coach House Books, Rick’s Cafe and all who attended in welcoming Spring. knife | fork | book

UP NEXT at KFB:  March 23rd  STUART ROSS | STEVE MEAGHERMarch 26th ERIN MOURE  CHUS PATO Secession / Insecession TORONTO BOOK LAUNCH (NOTE: Sunday 3-5PM). March 30th  JULIE CAMERON GRAY | NYLA MATUKMarch 31st METATRON SHOWCASE. APRIL 1ST  VALLUM CHAPBOOK SHOWCASEApril 6th MIKE LALA | ELIANNA LEV | ERIC SCHMALTZApril 11th  MOLLY PEACOCK | PATRICIA YOUNG | NOAH WARENESSApril 13th THE INCONVENIENTSApril 20th WORDS (ON) PAGESApril 21st  ULRIKKA GERNES | CASSIDY McFADZEANApril 27th CAConrad | Jeff KIRBYApril 28th & 29th | CAConradWorkshops: New Moon (Soma)tic Poetry Rituals 
Photos: KIRBY

A spell is cast

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A heartening. Shared.

KATE SCHAPIRA and AARON BOOTHBY last night at knife | fork | book

UP NEXT at KFB:  FEB 23 CLAIRE MARIE STANCEK MOUTHS BOOKLAUNCH. MAR 2 GWEN BENAWAY + EMMA HEALEY + DAMIAN ROGERS. MAR 3RD WHAT QUEER READING with JEFF KIRBY. MAR 5TH MADELEINE BRAUN + PARKER MENZIMER. MAR 9TH WORDS (ON) PAGES. March 15th | JENNY HAYSOM | NEIL SURKAN  Anstruther Press Book Launch March 16th | HENRY ISRAELI | TIMOTHY LIU | DAVID BRADFORD March 20th | LISA ROBERTSON (NOTE: Monday) March 23rd | STUART ROSS | STEVE MEAGHER March 26th |  ERIN MOURE Secession / Insecession by Chus Pato and Erín Moure TORONTO BOOK LAUNCH (NOTE: Sunday 3-5PM) March 30th | JULIE CAMERON GRAY  |  NYLA MATUK March 31st | METATRON SHOWCASE (NOTE: Friday)
Photos: KIRBY

 

“Tonight, like no other…”

 

Stew, my paddling companion, coughs, says:
“I didn’t think I’d miss the insects
as much as the potable water,
the blue sky, green.”*
A breeze makes me glad to be in my body.**

 

THURSDAY NIGHT POETS

AARON KREUTER
Arguments for Lawn Chairs

JIM NASON
Touch Anywhere to Begin

FEBRUARY 2ND

Doors 6:30PM  Poetry 7-ish

knife | fork | book @ Rick’s Cafe | 281 Augusta Avenue | Kensington Market

Aaron Kreuter is a writer of fiction and poetry. His first collection of poetry, Arguments For Lawn Chairs, is out now from Guernica Editions. You and Me, Belonging, a collection of short fiction, is forthcoming from Tightrope Books.
Jim Nason is the author of four previous collections of poetry, most recently, Music Garden.  He has also published two novels, The Housekeeping Journals and I Thought I Would Be Happy, as well as a collection of short fiction, The Girl on the Escalator.  His award-winning poems, essays and stories have been published in literary journals across the United States and Canada, including The Best Canadian Poetry in English 2008, 2010, and 2014.  He has been a finalist for the CBC Literary Award in both fiction and poetry categories.  Jim was born in Montreal and has lived in Calgary, Vancouver, and Syracuse.  He has degrees from York, Ryerson, and McGill Universities and presently lives in Toronto where he writes and teaches.  He is the owner and publisher of Tightrope Books.
Photos: KIRBY
*AARON KRUETER from Paddling the Nickel Tailings Near Sudbury **JIM NASON Touch Anywhere to Begin p.75