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The Absence of Zero

LISTENING SERIES | NEW WORKS “Or waking in an empty house valuing solitude” Starting Tuesday February 4, 7:00pm at knife | fork | book and continuing for one evening each of the next three weeks, R. KOLEWE will be reading through The Absence of Zero, a long poem about time, memory, loss, and the continuing mess […]

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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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“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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Approaching Skies

KFB Poetry Lab & DesignTO presents JESSICA HIEMSTRA THE SKY IS FALLING 17-26 JANUARY k | f | b MEZZANINE Artscape Youngplace 180 Shaw Street

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One must

One must read Henri Cole.

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KFB CHAPBOOK CLUB TUESDAY

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“I dream so much of body.”

View this post on Instagram Third meeting of @knifeforkbook 's #ChapbookClub went fantastic! Thanks to all those who came to read @travisharpie 's "Sinister Queer Agenda". Also, @___angelfish___ was exuding Daryll Hannah from Blade Runner!!! A post shared by Khashayar Mohammadi (Kramer) (@dearkestrel) on Mar 26, 2019 at 2:58pm PDT UP NEXT: TUESDAY APRIL 30TH […]

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CATHERINE GRAHAM “THE SHORT POEM” WORKSHOP MAY 25TH

  KFB POETRY LAB WELCOMES “Graham’s poems are sparely worded but full of evocative images that vividly convey a wide range of emotion, from passion to grief.” —CBC Books “Master of the short poem.” – Kirby CATHERINE GRAHAM THE SHORT POEM WORKSHOP Compression, image, metaphor, voice—there are many routes to the short poem. How does it […]

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Tremble

“On hearing of a powerful love tremble and be movedlike an aesthete.” – Manuscript of Cavafy’s poem “Hearing of Love”, 1910. Cavafy Archive. pic.twitter.com/OgmIHVbNpx — C.P. Cavafy (@CCavafy) February 26, 2019 READING CAVAFY w/KIRBY TOMORROW NIGHT #KFBPOETRYLAB

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“Remember, Body… Body, remember”

Wednesday night, Cavafians, we return, "lost, to the same fatal pleasure," reading @EvanPJones @anstrutherpress "The Drawing, the Ship, the Afternoon" KIRBY @itsakirby READING CAVAFY: The Poet of Longinghttps://t.co/9hGhqgPDA1#KFBPoetryLab #cavafy pic.twitter.com/e7nbo8VaRb — knifeforkbook (@knifeforkbook) February 4, 2019