Marvelous

 

I marvel at that stranger, so confident of body, of future.

RUTH ROACH PIERSON from REALIGNMENT (Palimpsest Press)
THIS WEEK | THURSDAY NIGHT POETS

RUTH ROACH PIERSON
SUE CHENETTE
JACLYN PIUDIK
MAY 25TH

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

Doors 6:30  Poetry 7-ish
SUE CHENETTE, classical pianist, poet, is the author of two collections of poetry with Guernica: The Bones of his Being (2012) and Slender Human Weight (2009.) She is one of five co-authors of the renga Weathering (Silver Maple Press, 2008), as well as three chapbooks: Solitude in Cloud and Sun, A Transport of Grief, and The Time Between Us, which won the Canadian Poetry Association’s Shaunt Basmajian Award in 2001.
RUTH ROACH PIERSON has published four poetry collections: Where No Window Was, 2002, Aide-Mémoire, which was a Governor General Literary Award for Poetry finalist in 2008, CONTRARY in 2011, and Realignment (Palimpsest, 2015). In 2014 Guernica Editions published an anthology of film poems she edited entitled I Found It at the Movies. Aperture, her chapbook of poems written in response to the photography of Josef Sudek, was also released in 2014. Her most recent chapbook is Untranslatable Thought (Anstruther, 2016).
JACLYN PIUDIK Ph.D poems have appeared in Columbia Poetry Review, Crosscurrents,Barrow Street, The New Quarterly, Garden Variety Anthology,and Crave It, among others, and two chapbooks, Of Gazelles Unheard (Beautful Outlaw, 2013) The Tao of Loathliness  (fooliar press 2005). Jaclyn is the recipient of a New York Times Fellowship for Creative Writing and the Sellers Award from the Academy of American Poets. Photos: Kirby. Art Bar. Palimpsest Press.
THIS SUNDAY

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Filling

THURSDAY NIGHT POETS

I was down 2 quarts. Now I am full. A thoroughly gratifying evening of poetry/reading with STEVE MEAGHER and STUART ROSS last night at knife | fork | book

UP NEXT at KFB: March 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

“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