For some time now, I’ve carried a deep affinity, admiration, affection for Cameron Anstee and Jo Ianni, both for their poetic loves/aspirations, writings, their penchant towards the ‘elegant,’ their passionate regard for the field. Cameron’s Book of Annotations (Invisible, 2018) and subsequent [KFB Fertile Select] chapbooks Lines & Baseline Variations (St. Andrews, 2021) are cherished […]
You need a best friend in poetry to survive. – Henri Cole Poets Arleen Paré with Maureen Hynes and the love of good poetry amongst friends. An unforgettable evening, called into being. Grand. Thanks to Gaspereau Press, Annick MacAskill, the League of Canadian Poets, Katya at The Great Escape Book Store and all who held […]
“It’s a sweet thing to gush.” Such a sweet, sweet finish. Thank you Michael, Christopher, Luke, poets, readers, lovers. A flood of poetry goodness.
“Pulverize the gems.” First glance, a manuscript I didn’t have a clue just what I was looking at [which only increased my interest]. No, first it was reading Klara’s work, often how poets ever meet, like most good work, you pause, breathe, sit with it. You must. Attend. Arresting hand-painted photographs by Kadie Salmon. This […]
The breeze from the lake. Fertile.
Gorgeousness. Opening weekend. Eric Schmaltz. Leslie Joy Ahenda. Sagan Yee. Jaqueline Valencia. Jake Byrne. Aaron Tucker MA|DE. Kyle Flemmer. Anna Veprinska. Lindsay Miles. Klara du Plessis. Fertile Festival of New & Inventive Works 05-21 August 2022 The Great Escape Book Store 957 Kingston Rd [BackLane] Guest Curators The Blasted Tree. Gap Riot Press. Hosted by […]
“Goodness gracious am I ever looking forward to this!” KYLE FLEMMER, Poet, Publisher THE BLASTED TREE 8/7 3PM KLARA DU PLESSIS & KADIE SALMON SKIN & MEAT SKY LAUNCH FERTILE FESTIVAL OF NEW & INVENTIVE WORKS 05-28 August The Great Escape Book Store 957 Kingston Rd Curated by The Blasted Tree + Gap Riot Press […]
Cassidy. Annick. Michael. Matthew. Jennifer. Victoria. Ayaz. Tolu. Dale. Jim. Zane. Shane. Triny. Andrea. Anna. Chapbooks. Ephemera. Bardia. (Beside Bardia.) Margaret. Katya. Great Escape. Deck. Garden. Shed. Reading hammock. Readers welcome. Come. Browse. Shop. Find. Enjoy. The Great Escape Book Store. 957 Kingston Rd. Home of KFB EAST. & FERTILE FESTIVAL OF NEW & INVENTIVE […]
Sunday afternoon. Readings. Doesn’t get any prettier than this. MINOLA REVIEW is a quarterly online literary journal founded in 2016 with the aim of giving space for women’s writing. Today, the journal publishes the work of all those who identify as women and non-binary writers, continuing the founding mission of providing a platform for underrepresented […]
Here’s the headline: ONE OF KFB’s BIGGEST EVENTS EV-VAH! SCARBOROUGH COMES OUT & SUPPORTS THEIR OWN! Not only the biggest, but the FRESHEST BRIGHTEST NEW WORK HEARD IN A LONG TIME! So much to be celebrated here, poets, but what stands out most besides the work itself, is the gushing well-spring of genuine love and […]