The Little Poetry Shop That Could*

You may have noticed we’ve taken a little breather these past two Fridays. That’s about to change…

MAY 25  BIG AL’S LOVEFEST POETS READ A.F. MORITZ TO MORITZ CELEBRATING THE SPARROW (ANANSI) JUNE 1  JARED STANLEY  | BEN MEYERSON JUNE 8  DANI COUTURE | DAVID JAMES BROCK | ANNICK MACASKILL NO MEETING WITHOUT BODY (GASPEREAU PRESS) TORONTO LAUNCH JUNE 9 ADÈLE BARCLAY  A. LIGHT ZACHARY CANISIA LUBRIN JUNE 15  JIMMY MCINNES | JAMES LINDSAY | JOHN NYMAN | JIM JOHNSTONE  JUNE 16  MAWENZI HOUSE SHOWCASE  ARCHNA SAHNI | GEETHA SUKUMARA  JUNE 17  KIRBY | OAKVILLE LITERARY CAFE | JOSHUA CREEK ART CENTRE GALLERY 4PM  JUNE 18  ROXANNA BENNETT | KIRBY | WHITBY PUBLIC LIBRARY CENTRAL BRANCH  JUNE 22  MALLORY TATER | CURTIS LEBLANC | DOMINIQUE BERNIER-CORMIER  JULY 6 CATHERINE GRAHAM | KATHLEEN MCCRACKEN  JULY 13 DAVID HADBAWNIK | DALE SMITH  JULY 15 DETROIT BOOKFEST JULY 20 ANSTRUTHER PRESS LAUNCH  JAMES ARTHUR | EVAN JONES | PAOLA FERRANTE | FAWN PARKER | SEPT 16  KFB at BROOKLYN BOOK FESTIVAL

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at The Dark Side Studio | 244 Augusta Avenue | 2nd Floor | Kensington Market | Toronto

 k | f | b Readings are generally Friday Nights, Doors 6:30 | Poetry 7-ish. unless noted otherwise. THIS SCHEDULE IS SUBJECT TO CHANGE (and does). Check here, or our twitter feed, for any updates.
Access: We are a second floor walk-up with two all-gender washrooms. Please remove your shoes upon entrance.
*WRITE MAGAZINE WINTER 2018

Gusty

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What power outage? Poets, ROBIN RICHARDSON, JEFF LATOSIK, and EMMA HEALEY light an appreciative house last night.  knife | fork | book

Photos: KIRBY

HEALEY LATOSIK RICHARDSON

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EMMA HEALEY STEREOBLIND (ANANSI)

JEFF LATOSIK DREAMPAD (M&S)

ROBIN RICHARDSON SIT HOW YOU WANT (VEHICULE)

FRIDAY MAY 4TH

Doors 6:30 Poetry 7-ish  Wear socks to be seen (we’re shoeless).

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knife | fork | book at The Dark Side Studio, 244 Augusta Avenue, Second Floor (walk-up above Bunner’s Bakery)

EMMA HEALEY is a writer who lives in Toronto.Her first book of poetry, Begin with the End in Mind, was published by ARP Books in 2012. Her second, Stereoblind, was just released by House of Anansi. You can read her poems, essays and criticism in places like The LA Review of Booksthe FADERHazlittthe HairpinReal Lifethe National Postthe Globe and Mailthe Toronto Starthe WalrusToronto LifeCanadian Art, the Daily DotLittle BrotherMatrixJoylandThe PuritanMaisonneuveC MagazineBroken Pencilthe VoidCV2 and Lemon Hound. She’s also a regular contributor to the music blog Said the Gramophone.
JEFF LATOSIK is the author of two previous collections of poetry, Tiny, Frantic, Stronger, winner of the 2011 Trillium Book Award for Poetry and a finalist for the Gerald Lampert Memorial Award, and Safely Home Pacific Western as well as the chapbook Helium Ear. His work has been nominated for a National Magazine Award and included in The Best Canadian Poetry in 2015 and 2016. He lives in Toronto.
ROBIN RICHARDSON is the author of three collections of poetry, and is Editor-in-Chief at Minola Review. Her work has appeared in Salon, Poetry Magazine, The Walrus, Hazlitt, and Tin House, among others. She holds an MFA in Writing from Sarah Lawrence College, has won the Fortnight Poetry Prize in the U.K., The John B. Santorini Award, The Joan T. Baldwin Award, and has been shortlisted for the CBC, Walrus, and ARC Poetry Prizes, among others. Richardson’s latest collection, Sit How You Want, is out now with Véhicule Press. http://www.sithowyouwant.org

 

Launch pad

SATURDAY 3PM DAVID ALEXANDER launches his Nightwood Editions debut, AFTER THE HATCHING OVEN with special guests, LILLIAN NECAKOV + JEFF LATOSIK. 7PM ZED PRESS storm Toronto with two new chapbooks/poets HANAN HAZIME AORTA + KHASHAYAR MOHAMMADI MOE’S SKIN

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Photos: KIRBY

“One of the top must-read venues for poets.”

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Here’s the real ‘deal.’ We’re a poetry-only bookshop with one of the most vibrant reading schedules on the face of the earth. In Toronto. You can’t get that online. We’re worth the actual retail cost of a book. And a little more.

…now known as an angelic upstart from coast to coast in Canada…knife | fork | book is literally teeming with local, national and international poetry titles…and has blossomed into one of the top must-read venues for poets. – NATHANIEL G. MOORE, Verbicide Magazine

Hatched

k | f | b  THIS FRIDAY + SATURDAY

wQr WHAT QUEER READING POETRY EXTRAVAGANZA w/ BRIAN DEDORA TANIS FRANCO | ZOE SHARP  | MAGDALENA SUKSI | HOSTED BY FAN WU

FRIDAY APRIL 20TH  7PM (SHARP)

Doors 6:30 Poetry 7-ish  Wear socks to be seen (we’re shoeless).

DAVID ALEXANDER AFTER THE HATCHING OVEN LAUNCH (Nightwood Editions) w/surprise guest poets + cupcakes SATURDAY APRIL 21ST 3PM

 ZED PRESS 2018 SPRING TORONTO LAUNCH KHASHAYAR MOHAMMADI MOE’S SKIN | HANAN HAZIME AORTA SATURDAY APRIL 21ST  7PM (SHARP)

Doors 6:30 Poetry 7-ish  Wear socks to be seen (we’re shoeless).

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knife | fork | book at The Dark Side Studio, 244 Augusta Avenue, Second Floor (walk-up above Bunner’s Bakery)

CHEUK MORRISSY WORTH FRIDAY

Oh, that You would enter my heart” *

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SAM CHEUK | JULIE MORRISSY | LIZ WORTH

FRIDAY APRIL 6TH 

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).

SAM CHEUK is the author of Love Figures (Insomniac Press, 2011). He holds an MFA in Creative Writing from New York University and a BA in English Literature from the University of Toronto. His poems have appeared in periodicals in Canada, USA, and Asia. He works for an environmental non-profit in Toronto.
JULIE MORRISSY is poet from Dublin. She has spent time living in Montreal, Toronto, Minneapolis and San Francisco. Her chapbook I Am Where (2015) is published by Eyewear, and was shortlisted for Best Poetry Pamphlet in the Saboteur Awards, UK. Her debut collection Where, the Mile End is forthcoming in 2019 with BookThug. In 2016 she was named one of Ireland’s “Rising Generation” poets by Poetry Ireland, and she was shortlisted for the Melita Hume Poetry Prize in 2015. Morrissy has performed readings internationally, most recently in Edinburgh, New York, Utrecht, and at IFOA, Toronto. She is Vice-Chancellor Research Scholar at Ulster University, where she is in the final stages(?!) of her PhD by practice.
LIZ WORTH is the author of six books, including Treat Me Like Dirt: An Oral History of Punk in Toronto and BeyondNo Work Finished Here: Rewriting Andy Warhol (BookThug, 2016; nominated for the ReLit Award for poetry) and her latest, The Truth Is Told Better This Way (Book*hug, 2017). She was born and raised in Toronto, where she continues to reside.
*SAM CHEUK, Deus et Machina