“holy shivers”

KFB FRIDAYS | THIS FRIDAY

dividedlinda frankross belot

                                                            …so beautiful

I wanted to capture you, pin you to me forever

Here’s the story.

I had just finished (and was blown away by) Linda Frank’s Dividedthat very same week poet Ross Belot comes in, introduces himself and I share this with him, he says, “O, I’m a good friend of Linda’s” (they both live in Hamilton) so I ask if he would pass along my praise and better still if we could book a reading. He messages her while still at the shop and I thought Sue Bracken would fit in nicely, and here we are.

LINDA FRANK | ROSS BELOT | SUE BRACKEN

FRIDAY NOVEMBER 16TH

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

Doors 6:30 Poetry 7
Access: We are a second floor walk-up with two all-gender washrooms. Please remove your shoes upon entrance.
LINDA FRANK lives in Hamilton Ontario. She has four books of poetry, Cobalt Moon Embrace (BuschekBooks, 2002), Kahlo:The World Split Open (BuschekBooks, 2008) shortlisted for the Pat Lowther Award, and Insomnie Blues (BuschekBooks, 2011). Her latest is Divided (Wolsak & Wynn, 2018). She is a past winner of the Bliss Carman Award and has been short listed for the National Magazine Award.
ROSS BELOT is a poet, photographer, documentary filmmaker and an energy and climate change columnist. He previously worked for a major Canadian petroleum company for decades. Now he writes eco-poetics and diatribes about government climate change inaction. Ross was a finalist for the 2016 CBC Poetry Prize and his first collection, Swimming In The Dark, was published in 2008. His second collection, Nothing Bothers To Remain, was just accepted by Wolsak and Wynn for spring 2020 publication. In 2017, he completed an MFA at Saint Mary’s College of California. He frequently lives in Hamilton with his longtime cat companion, Vince.
SUE BRACKEN lives and works in Toronto / BUT / She often swims in Lake Kashagawigamog in Haliburton / Has cycled in Scotland / Worked as a Physiotherapist in London England / Enjoyed cheese fondue beside the North Saskatchewan River / Danced professionally on stage at Harbourfront / Earned her 1st degree black belt in shotokan karate / Currently lives in a forested and flowered house ruled by artists and animals. She is co-founder of the Mooneaters poetry group. Sue’s poetry and prose has appeared in The New Quarterly, Fresh Voices, Wegway Magazine, OCAP Anthology Eight, The Totally Unknown Writer’s Festival 2015: Stories, and a few chapbooks. Her debut collection of poetry When Centipedes Dream (Tightrope Books) was launched this past May. She is very happy about that.

Poets Night Out

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There is nothing quite like an Anstruther Press launch to bring everybody out (even on the bleakest of days/nights). Congrats to poets ANDREW BROOKS JM FRANCHETEAU DAVID GROULX EMILY OSBOURNE and to the kickass team at Anstruther, Jim, Erica, Ally, Katie, Shane (and to Amy LeBlanc and John Barton, not pictured). Find their lovely chapbooks here.  knife | fork | book 

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KFB FRIDAYS | THIS FRIDAY

“What has annually become our most anticipated, biggest event of the season… and for good reason.” – Kirby

ANSTRUTHER PRESS FALL 2018 LAUNCH

ANDREW BROOKS ONE COUNTRY AFTER
JM FRANCHETEAU HEART & MOUTH & DEED & LIFE
DAVID GROULX  AM A SKIN TOO
EMILY OSBOURNE BIOMETRICAL

FRIDAY NOVEMBER 9TH

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

Doors 6:30 Poetry 7
Access: We are a second floor walk-up with two all-gender washrooms. Please remove your shoes upon entrance.

There will also be copies of AMY LeBLANC‘s recently released Ladybird, Ladybird, and JOHN BARTON‘s new manifesto, Visible But Not Seen: Queer Expression in the Age of Equity.

ANDREW BROOKS is a freelance writer and editor who lives in the same Toronto as JM Francheteau. One Country After is his first book. Other than that, his poetry CV consists of a few magazine appearances in the early 80s; he returned to poetry about six years ago after spending a few decades thinking about it.
JM FRANCHETEAU lives in the Toronto that’s in Canada. He co-organizes the Toronto Zine Off and One-Off Reading events, and took his poetry on tour in 2015 with Worst Case Ontario and 2018 with GO Big Then GO Home. This is his third chapbook.
DAVID GROULX was raised in the Northern Ontario mining community of Elliot Lake. He is proud of his Native roots—his mother is Ojibwe and his father French Canadian. David studied creative writing at the En’owkin Centre, Penticton, BC, where he won the Simon J. Lucas Jr. Memorial Award for poetry. His latest book, The Wabigoon River Poems was nominated for the Archibald Lampman award in 2016. David’s poetry has appeared in over a hundred periodicals in England, Australia, Germany, Austria, and the USA. He lives in a log home near Ottawa.
EMILY OSBOURNE Osborne is the winner of The Malahat Review’s 2018 Far Horizon Award for Poetry. Her poetry has been published in CV2, The Literary Review of Canada, The Antigonish Review, Canthius, Minola Review, and elsewhere. She earned a PhD in Old Norse-Icelandic Literature from the University of Cambridge, and her full-length book of Norse poetry translations, Quarrel of Arrows, is forthcoming from Junction Books. Emily serves as a poetry editor for Pulp Literature. She lives with her husband Daniel Cowper on Bowen Island, BC.

Room to Room

Last night’s spatially engaging conversation between poets TED LANDRUM KOMI OLAF INGRID RUTHIG (moderated by Canadian Architect‘s ELSA LAM) at the launch of their exquisitely rendered chapbook, Room to Room (Arkitexwerks, 2018), marking the occasion in our living room, knife | fork | book

Photos: KIRBY