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knife | fork | book, Canada’s All-Poetry Destination, is looking for a new home. Over the years, we’ve had the privilege to create/co-create and inhabit some beautiful spaces. We’ve proven ourselves very adaptable in each, making things pretty, including our current online presence. We’re in no rush. We aimed to be a steady rudder throughout […]

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KFB is a place.

It was exactly one year ago today our glorious physical shop/cafe at Artscape Youngplace was shutdown by COVID 19. Then, months into it, it became apparent we wouldn’t be returning there. We haven’t spoken much to the pain of this loss during the pandemic. It simply didn’t lend itself to the more immediate focus of […]

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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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And then this crazy wondrous thing happened


Good cheer

  Wintery fairyland. Merry.  knife | fork | book PICTURED: Gnomes and squirrels from TOWN 1187 Bloor St W. Bliss and Trees [MANNY PAVIA] from ORBITAL ARTS GALLERY 275 Augusta Ave.

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Our ‘ask’ from here

>>> FINAL WEEK! INDIEGOGO<<< OUR 'ASK' FROM HERE   I want to tell you a story, one that can best be told in pictures, and by visiting the shop, and I will do my all to convey it here. We’ve just celebrated our 1st Anniversary in our glorious new space, still centred in the most vibrant […]

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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 […]

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The poetry fairies are dancing

WE’VE MOVED knife | fork | book at The Dark Side Studio, 244 Augusta Avenue, Second Floor (walk-up above Bunner’s Bakery).  NEW SHOP HOURS: Tuesday through Saturday 1 – 5:30 PM  (Commence Friday, September 15th.) NEW MAILING ADDRESS:  knife | fork | book c/o The Dark Side Studio  244 Augusta Ave. Second Floor Toronto, ON M5T 2L7 The first reading event […]