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 […]
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 […]
The poet’s came out last night and were rewarded in kind with readings by E MARTIN NOLAN and ELEE KRALJII GARDINER. Good company. Still warm.
FEB 15TH | KFBFRIDAYS This book is risky, intelligent and generous. A new kind of narrative.—Ali Blythe Elee Kraljii Gardiner’s Trauma Head is a quicksilvered mirror—a startling and exquisite sequence of poems. The ‘unspeakable’ reflected is intensely fierce and sublimely sensual. Difficult, devastating, and meticulously crafted, this work is a rewarding chronicle of persistence through the […]
ANNE BOYER A HANDBOOK OF DISSAPOINTED FATE (UGLY DUCKLING) on order ANNICK MACASKILL NO MEETING WITHOUT BODY (GASPEREAU) on order KLARA DU PLESSIS EKKE (PALIMPSEST) in store JIM JOHNSTONE ed. THE NEXT WAVE: AN ANTHOLOGY OF 21ST CENTURY CANADIAN POETRY (ANSTRUTHER) in store AMANDA JERNIGAN YEARS, MONTHS, DAYS (BIBLIOASIS) in store ERIC SCHMALTZ SURFACES (INVISIBLE) […]
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