Blusty & Doris

SUBSCRIBE to KFB’s 2017/18 Chapbook Series and receive a FREE COPY of Blusty and Poodle’s Pick, KIRBY’s SHE’S HAVING A DORIS DAY.

Poet Warrior Princess

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I’m her Poet Warrior Princess (and my pony’s name is Lavender).

What can authors and publishers specifically do to support your bookstore, either locally or from a distance?

It’s cheaper to order online. Cheaper. That’s all. It cheapens us all.

Everyone knows I’m not getting monetarily rich selling poetry. But Toronto is much richer with KFB being here. So, go ahead, be cheap, as we all must once and awhile. But, keep us on your radar and donate, buy poetry, from here. Reap the benefits.

BOOKSTORES WE LOVE: TORONTO; KNIFE | FORK | BOOK An interview with (Jeff) Kirby. LYNNE DESILVA-JOHNSON, The Operating System, Brooklyn.
INDUSTRY SPOTLIGHT: JEFF KIRBY. KHASHAYAR MOHAMMADI, Lexical.ca
Photos: KHASHAYAR MOHAMMADI

Daytrippin’

A day (and, what a day. Thanks, Lynne). That’s all she needed.  knife | fork | book

Pictured: Lynne DeSilva-Johnson. Ruby. Group Huddle 7 at TOPOS Bookstore & Cafe: CAConrad. James G. Southcott. Omari Douglin. Rachel James. Tommy Pico. Not pictured: Parker Menzimer.
Photos: KIRBY
p.s. I love how poets are there for one another.

2nd pull

2nd pull

This would be my second:

ANDREW RIDKER ed. Privacy Policy (used anthology $20) KEVIN OPSTEDAL Pacific Standard Time (UDP $24) JAN ZWICKY Songs for Relinquishing the Earth (Brick $15) JOY HARJO Conflict Resolution for Holy Beings (Norton $22) FRED WAH Is a Door (Talonbooks $18)  RUTH ROACH PIERSON Aidemémoire (Buschek $15) JOHN ASHBERY Notes from the Air (used $24) JIM JOHNSTONE Dog Ear (Signal $18) STANFORD CHEUNG Any Seam or Needlework (The OS $15) JOHN WIENERS Supplication (Wave used hardcover $32) ULRIKKA S. GERNES Frayed Opus For Strings & Wind Instruments (Brick $20) FREDERICK SEIDEL Nice Weather (used hardcover $20) MOEZ SURANI Operations (BookThug $18) NOAH WARENESS Real is the Word They Use to Contain Us (Biblioasis $19) LISA ROBERTSON Cinema of the Present (Coach House, signed, $18) KAREN SOLIE Modern and Normal (Brick $17) ROBERT LOWELL Collected Poems (used hardcover $40).

Total: $353  CUSTOMER APPRECIATION NIGHT: $176.50

ONE NIGHT ONLY. ONE BIG THANK YOU.

KFB CUSTOMER APPRECIATION NIGHT TUESDAY JULY 18TH 6-9PM

Featured Literary Event: Knife|Fork|Book at Monastiraki

Vallum: Contemporary Poetry

Knife|Fork|Book at Monastiraki

Reviewed by Kian Vaziri-Tehrani

On Saturday June 25th, Monastiraki held the Knife|Fork|Book poetry chapbook launch of Jeff Kirby‘s She’s Having a Very Doris Day and Jonathan Garfinkel‘s Bociany (Storks) which featured readings by the two author along with poet David Bradford.

Walking into Monastiraki (for the first time I might add) I was struck by its quaintness and the subtle elegance of what it had on display, with a vintage Conan the Barbarian comic and a How do You Say it in Chinese? guidebook particularly catching my attention. It wasn’t long before a few familiar faces popped up, like fiction writer Guillaume Morrissette and poet Klara du Plessis. But of course, the afternoon belonged to Kirby, Garfinkel, and Bradford, who were making the rounds through the shop, mingling and chatting before their readings.


David Bradford

Kirby first introduced David Bradford, who read a…

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