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“Love letter to poets”

THIS FRIDAY FEBRUARY 14 JESSICA HIEMSTRA’s beloved DesignTO Festival installation (and love-letter to poets), The Sky is Falling, is coming down.  Jessica will be on site at Knife Fork Book, Canada’s only ALL POETRY bookstore, 11AM-6PM, removing the watercolour sky, piece by piece. Fragments of the sky will be on sale for $25-$85; Jessica will […]

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The proximity of sky

“THE BEST EVENTS at DesignTO 2020” – NOW MAGAZINE JESSICA HIEMSTRA The Sky is Falling – DesignTO 2020 Visual artist, designer and poet Jessica Hiemstra creates an abstracted paper sky on the ceiling of Canada’s only all-poetry bookstore, Knife Fork Book. Using watercolour paper, thread and washes of hand-made Genzah watercolour paint, Hiemstra’s sky is […]

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Come, bathe in these skies

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“Let there be light

and light appeared.” There are few people I laugh from my belly with more than Jessica Hiemstra. I’ve always said, “when my belly is here, I’m here.” For way too many of us, ‘here’ is neither easy nor welcoming. It is in fact desperate, a step away from joblessness, homelessness, lost/loss, indebtedness, illness/disease, discomfort, unwantedness, […]

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Radical

https://www.instagram.com/p/BeLNkX0HPfK/ Touched (and received).  knife | fork | book

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Because we’re here

  because the one who holds the pen, even if it’s too dark to / see the page and even if the ink is his own blood, is free* There’s a story here, an ongoing one (thanks to you). Here’s but an excerpt: Picture this, coldest winter on record, flu bug making the rounds, and we […]

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Trio

k | f | b FRIDAYS | THIS FRIDAY SHANNON BRAMER PRECIOUS ENERGY CATHERINE GRAHAM THE CELERY FOREST JESSICA HIEMSTRA THE HOLY NOTHING FRIDAY JANUARY 19TH knife | fork | book at The Dark Side Studio, 244 Augusta Avenue, Second Floor (walk-up above Bunner’s Bakery) Doors 6:30 Poetry 7-ish  Wear socks (we’re shoeless). Poet and […]

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JANUARY MO PO

Such fun.  knife | fork | book +++ 12 JAN SLO-PO w/ DAVID BRADFORD 7:30PM | 25 JAN KFB at CROSSROADS LITERARY FESTIVAL YORK U | 26 JAN GARRY THOMAS MORSE | 2 FEB ADAM KATZ & DALE SMITH BOOK LAUNCH | UPCOMING : CELINA SU | BIG AL’S LOVEFEST | MORE

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Sweet [holy] nothings

Days and days like these.  knife | fork | book Pictured: Poets, Kirby and Jessica Joy Hiemstra Photos: R. KOLEWE

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Joy found

A shared intimacy with PEDLAR PRESS poets JESSICA HIEMSTRA and DAVID WHITE last night.  knife | fork | book Photos: KIRBY