NEW SEASON #KFBFRIDAYS

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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.

The beauty of the book

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KFB FRIDAYS | OCT 5TH

KAREN SCHINDLER’s Baseline Press makes very (very) pretty chapbooks of exceptionally fine poets, with such attention to details we greatly admire and aspire to.

This year is no exception.

KFB is thrilled to host the TORONTO LAUNCH of these beauties to mark our 2nd Anniversary along with our own new release, KATE SUTHERLAND’s Beasts of the Sea

Come. Celebrate.

LAMEES AL ETHARI From the Wounded Banks of the Tigris SHELLY HARDER Remnants AMANDA JERNIGAN The Temple SANDRA RIDLEY Quell (and ANNE-MARIE TURZA Slip Minute, not in attendance)

and KATE SUTHERLAND Beasts of the Sea

FRIDAY

OCTOBER 5TH

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.

“Explode some powder, light a fuse”

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Every moment we expected destruction
Waves pounded our vessel like cannonballs
We could hear the wind rush
as if through a narrow passage, terrible
whistling. We lay buried among the waves, could not
see a fathom out into the ocean through hail and rain
No one could lie down sit up or stand
Nobody was able to remain at his post
We could not cook, had nothing to eat
but half-burnt biscuits. Half our crew
lay sick and weak, the other half maddened
from the motion of sea and ship. All courage
was exhausted. We were drifting
whither the raging heavens willed to send us

KATE SUTHERLAND   BEASTS OF THE SEA

OCTOBER 5TH
LAUNCH
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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.

KATE SUTHERLAND is the author of two books of short stories (Summer Reading and All In Together Girls) and a collection of poems (How to Draw a Rhinoceros). Summer Reading won a Saskatchewan Book Award, and How to Draw a Rhinoceros was shortlisted for a Creative Writing Book Award by the Association for the Study of Literature and the Environment. Her stories and poems have appeared in magazines and anthologies including Best Canadian Poetry and Best American Experimental Writing. She is currently at work on a new collection of poems on the theme of extinction.

PREORDER KATE SUTHERLAND’s BEASTS OF THE SEA (signed by the author) at shopKFB

 

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KFB BROOKLYN BOUND

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THIS SUNDAY we join our friends and colleagues of SMALL PRESS UNION @ BROOKLYN BOOK FESTIVAL, FEATURING THE OPERATING SYSTEM, ARGOS BOOKS, NO, DEAR, TENDER BUTTONS, DOUBLECROSS PRESS, PROJECTIVE INDUSTRIES, AUGURY BOOKS, EOAGH, RESOLVING HOST, KAYROCK SCREENPRINTING, BLOOF BOOKS, HARLEQUIN CREATURE, THREAD MAKES BLANKET, ORGANISM FOR POETIC RESEARCH, KNIFE | FORK | BOOK, BELLADONNA*, LITMUS PRESS, THE DISTANCE PLAN, AND QUIMBY’S BOOKSTORE NYC +++ more!

BROOKLYN BOOK FESTIVAL 2018
SUNDAY SEPTEMBER 16TH
BOOTHS 607-608
10AM – 6PM

SEPTEMBER

sept 18 copy

 

KFB | SEPTEMBER

SUNDAY SEPTEMBER 16TH BROOKLYN BOOK FESTIVAL

FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 21
PAUL VERMEERSCH | KATH MACLEAN

FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 28
KAREN MAC CORMACK | STEVE MCCAFFERY

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.
PAUL VERMEERSCH is a poet, professor, artist, and editor. He is the author of several poetry collections, including the Trillium–award nominated The Reinvention of the Human Hand (M&S, 2010)  Don’t Let It End Like This Tell Them I Said Something (ECW, 2014) and Self-Defense for the Brave and Happy (ECW, 2018). Vermeersch holds an MFA in creative writing from the University of Guelph for which he received the Governor General’s Gold Medal. His poems have been translated into Polish, German and French and have appeared in international anthologies. He edits Buckrider Books, an imprint of Wolsak & Wynn Publishers Ltd. He lives in Toronto. Photo by Justice Darragh.
KATH MACLEAN is a multi-media artist and author of three books of poetry, Translating Air (McGill-Queen’s UP, 2018), For a Cappuccino on Bloor and Kat among the Tigers. She lives in Toronto.
KAREN MAC CORMACK is the author of more than a dozen books of poetry, most recently RECHELESSE PRATTICQUE (Chax Press, Tucson/Victoria, 2018). Other titles include AGAINST WHITE (Veer Books, London, 2013), TALE LIGHT: New & Selected Poems 1984–2009 (BookThug, Toronto, 2010) and Implexures (Chax Press, Tucson/West House Books, Sheffield, 2008). Her poems have appeared in a number of anthologies including Moving Borders, Out of Everywhere, Another Language, and Prismatic Publics. Her texts have been translated into French, Portuguese, Swedish and Norwegian. An extended interview with her appears in Scott Thurston’s Talking Poetics (Shearsman, 2011). Of dual Canadian/UK citizenship she currently lives in the USA and teaches at the State University of New York at Buffalo.
Poet and scholar STEVE MCCAFFERY was born in Sheffield, England. He received his B.A. from Hull University, his M.A. from York University, and his Ph.D. in English from SUNY at Buffalo. He is a scholar, poet, and performer whose wide-ranging influence is especially present in concrete and sound poetry. His numerous books of poetry include the full-length collections Modern Reading: Poems 1969–1990 (Writers Forum, 1991), Seven Pages Missing: Selected Texts Volume One (Coach House Press, 2001) and Volume Two (Coach House Press, 2002), Verse and Worse: Selected and New Poems of Steve McCaffery 1989–2009 (Wilfred Laurier University Press, 2010). Together with bpNichol, he edited Sound Poetry: A Catalogue for the Eleventh International Sound Poetry Festival (Underwhich Editions, 1978) and Rational Geomancy: The Kids of the Book-Machine: The Collected Research Reports of the Toronto Research Group 1973–1982 (Talonbooks, 1992). He is acknowledged as one of the founding theoreticians of Language Poetry and his extensive scholarship is represented in numerous publications, including the books Imagining Language: An Anthology, edited with Jed Rasula (MIT Press, 1998), North of Intention: Critical Writings 1973–1986 (Roof Books, 1986), Prior to Meaning: The Protosemantic and Poetics (Northwestern University Press, 2001), and The Darkness of the Present: Poetics, Anachronism and the Anomaly (University of Alabama Press, 2012). Among his many rewards and acknowledgements, McCaffery has twice received the Gertrude Stein Award for Innovative North American Poetry, the Dora Mavor Moore Award in theater and has been nominated twice for Canada’s Governor General’s Award. He is currently the David Gray Chair of Poetry and Letters at SUNY Buffalo (a position previously held by Robert Creely and Charles Bernstein).
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