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HOA/WAH

This winter, poet HOA NGUYEN returns to FRED WAH with a pair of writing workshops in support of knife | fork | book “Verse, prose, verse-prose: multi-referential yet playful. It is a book of poetics as poem as reality-expanding creative possibility. In a sequence written across books and forty years, MHT is a poetics of […]

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TONIGHT HOA NGUYEN DALE MARTIN SMITH House Reading #1

KFB RECOMMENDS | TONIGHT 8PM HOA NGUYEN DALE MARTIN SMITH House Reading #1 25 APRIL 8PM ON ZOOM HOSTED BY DAVID HADBAWNIK No two people have been more influential in my life than HOA NGUYEN and DALE MARTIN SMITH. Nor could I imagine a KFB without them, their persistent love, guidance, friendship, and bedrock support. […]

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“Fear is not part of it”

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KFB FALL 2019 LAUNCHES SATURDAY

Hoa Nguyen is the author of several books of poetry, including As Long As Trees Last, Red Juice, and Violet Energy Ingots, which received a 2017 Griffin Prize nomination. As a public proponent and advocate of contemporary poetry, she has served as guest editor for The Best Canadian Poetry in English 2018  and she has performed and lectured at numerous institutions, including Princeton […]

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The new.

The new. Fully accessible. All-poetry. Destination. Please join us celebrating our 3rd Anniversary with three extraordinary new KFB publications at our new home. Readings/work from the PREMIERE ISSUE of our NEW series NOT YOUR BEST No. 1 Edited by ERIC SCHMALTZ w/RASIQRA REVULA SACHA ARCHER KERRY MANDERS + brandy ryan AFTER PULSE HOA NGUYEN ASK […]

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Fall has arrived

ONLINE ORDERS FILLED IMMEDIATELY. SHIPS WORLDWIDE.

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19.10.19

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Gold

Three years ago this October, KFB launched HOA NGUYEN’s VIOLET ENERGY INGOTS (Wave, 2016) to a full house spilling onto the street in our brand spanking new digs at Rick’s Cafe, Kensington Market. Hoa laughs, but I’ll always credit her for “putting us on the map.” There were many “larger” “established” places she could have […]

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The affair

The love in this room. Poets celebrate poet RUTH ROACH PIERSON this Friday past. A grand affair. knife | fork | book

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“more fluid, less (f)rigid”

Q: With two full-length collections (including your forthcoming Gordon Hill Press title) as well as a chapbook [UNSEEN GARDEN, knife fork book, 2018] under your belt, how do you feel your work has developed? Where do you see your work headed? BENNETT: I think it’s developed less concern with being ‘correct’: are all the commas […]