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Set list

Set list from last night’s brilliant launch/reading of TRAVIS SHARP’s YES, I AM A CORPSE FLOWER with Special Guest SARAH DOWLING. Thanks to all who attended/celebrated.

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“We’re here for the poetry.”

KFB has not only one subscription series, but two: KFB SELECTS MONTHLY SUBSCRIPTION SERIES Twelve monthly titles of the latest and best in contemporary poetry selected by knife | fork | book. Our roster speaks for itself: KFB SELECTS 2021 MAR | APR | MAY | JUN | JULY | AUG AARON TUCKER CATALOGUE D’OISEAUX (Book*hug) HOA […]

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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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Cheers queers!

“…bodies bathed in swirling symbols, colours, light, portals, chakras, vibratory anatomical gardens, circulatory systems, radiance.” This night. Glory be. Thanks to all from San Bernardino to Halifax. KFB ANNUAL HOLIDAY QUEER w/ JOSHUA ESCOBAR JAKE BYRNE ANNICK MACASKILL NOLAN NATASHA JENNA LYN ALBERT JOHN ELIZABETH STINTZI NEIL SURKAN HASAN NAMIR TRAVIS SHARPE SARAH SGRO ERÍN […]

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Winter dreams

Ushering in the new. JIM JOHNSTONE THE OUROBOROS R. KOLEWE THE WILD FOX SHANE NEILSON WALT ICONIC K F B 2 FEBRUARY 7PM EST Purchase all three at Shop KFB

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The [year]

How? Much has fallen through the cracks. Many titles not given their due. My heart to all poets and publishers who continue to maneuver stay afloat these precarious days. Dreams lessened, deferred or lost. One night, we’re welcoming Alice Notley, the next we’re in lockdown. A cherished space of our own, only now to begin […]

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Happy 4th

Poets. The heart. The energy. The soul of KFB. NOW ENTERING OUR 5TH YEAR knife | fork | book Poetry. Well-served. Announcing… | ˈfəːtʌɪl | : KFB SUBSCRIPTION SERIES of New + Inventive Ideas | ˈfəːtʌɪl | fertile • producing many new and inventive ideas: her fertile imagination. [OED] Welcome to | ˈfəːtʌɪl | KFB is intensely interested in the new, new forms, ephemera, […]

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NYB no 2

What do I mean by queer?* Resilient. Tenacious. Creative. Out there. Joyous. Playful. Catty. Fun. Non-conforming. Fleshy. SparklePony. Baton-twirling. Activist. Sick of rainbows. Pride. Butch. Kween. Friend of Dorothy. Pro-sexual. Unrankled. Big fan of pretty. Plays well in the dark. Reads. Can bend when willing. Loves Mom. Cher. Pink. Warriors. Dancers. Anything flamboyant. Flies in […]

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TQT + KFB =

If we can’t turn this tanker in the canal / and it’s locks from here to the rising sea, / who wants to blow me as the world drowns? NEIL SURKAN “Scratched in a Stall on the Seasong” from THEIR QUEER TENDERNESS

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Here we are.

KFB exists because poets do. “POWERED BY POETS.” You, dear poets, readers of poetry, lovers of the book, are what keeps us here. Like you, we continue to re-imagine/find/create new ways to maneuver with/through these days of disquiet and uncertainty. Your ongoing support (through kindnesses, words of encouragement, and subscribing, online sales, patreon/membership) has made […]