Lovefest

The love of poets. The poetry of A. F. Moritz. A grand night. knife | fork | book

The poets: Jessica Joy Hiemstra Shannon Bramer Ben Gallagher James Lindsay Noah Wareness Khashayar Mohammadi Kate Sutherland Jacob McArthur Mooney Conor McDonnell Fan Wu David Seymour A. Light Zachary Torben Robertson Doyali Islam Ben Meyerson Paul Vermeersch A. F. Moritz Kirby
Recording: DAVID SEYMOUR reads On Distinction by A. F. MORITZ which opened the evening.
Photos: KIRBY

All ears

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JARED STANLEY

BEN MEYERSON

FRIDAY JUNE 1ST

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.

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There are many reasons we are celebrating dear friend of the shop A. F. MORITZ this Friday evening. First and foremost, his poetry and the recent launch of his beautifully compiled selected, THE SPARROW (Anansi Poetry).

But there’s another reason it’s a “lovefest.” Al’s geniune enthusiasm, support, commitment, and love for his students and colleagues, fellow poets, he encourages, holds dear.

One recent example is when I flipped over DARREN BIFFORD’s new collection (Brick Books) to see/read Moritz’s careful, thoughtful, generous reading of the work. I had asked Darren about this and he said [to Al] “Keep writing, i might learn something.”

Join us in chorus for this one night only, remarkable occasion.

– Kirby,  knife | fork | book

“take my hand”

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“how gentle is your friend
and kind.”

Vespers. Devotional. Breathtakingly sparse. Elegant. Wondrous. Moving. Rare.          – Kirby

AMANDA JERNIGAN YEARS, MONTHS, AND DAYS (Biblioasis)

Now in store.  knife | fork | book

Big love

Jessica Joy Hiemstra

Shannon Bramer

Ben Gallagher

James Lindsay

Noah Wareness

Khashayar Mohammadi

Ally Fleming

Kate Sutherland

Jacob McArthur Mooney

Conor McDonnell

Fan Wu

David Seymour

A. Light Zachary

Torben Robertson

Doyali Islam

Ben Meyerson

A. F. Moritz

Host: Kirby

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“The Sparrow is more than a selected poems; it is also a single vast poem, in which the individual pieces can be read as facets of an ever-moving whole. This is the world of A. F. Moritz ― a unique combination of lyrical fire and meditative depth, and an imaginative renewal of style and never-ending discovery of form.”
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A. F. MORITZ has been called “one of the best poets of his generation” by John Hollander and “a true poet” by Harold Bloom, who ranks him alongside Anne Carson. He is the recipient of numerous awards and honours throughout North America, including the Award in Literature of the American Academy of Arts and Letters, the Guggenheim Fellowship, Poetry magazine’s Beth Hokin Prize, the Ingram Merrill Fellowship, and the Griffin Poetry Prize.

SPARROW

BIG AL’S LOVEFEST

Poets read A. F. MORITZ to Moritz in celebration of their new selected work, THE SPARROW (Anansi Poetry).

FRIDAY MAY 25TH

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 Little Poetry Shop That Could*

You may have noticed we’ve taken a little breather these past two Fridays. That’s about to change…

MAY 25  BIG AL’S LOVEFEST POETS READ A.F. MORITZ TO MORITZ CELEBRATING THE SPARROW (ANANSI) JUNE 1  JARED STANLEY  | BEN MEYERSON JUNE 8  DANI COUTURE | DAVID JAMES BROCK | ANNICK MACASKILL NO MEETING WITHOUT BODY (GASPEREAU PRESS) TORONTO LAUNCH JUNE 9 ADÈLE BARCLAY  A. LIGHT ZACHARY CANISIA LUBRIN JUNE 15  JIMMY MCINNES | JAMES LINDSAY | JOHN NYMAN | JIM JOHNSTONE  JUNE 16  MAWENZI HOUSE SHOWCASE  ARCHNA SAHNI | GEETHA SUKUMARA  JUNE 17  KIRBY | OAKVILLE LITERARY CAFE | JOSHUA CREEK ART CENTRE GALLERY 4PM  JUNE 18  ROXANNA BENNETT | KIRBY | WHITBY PUBLIC LIBRARY CENTRAL BRANCH  JUNE 22  MALLORY TATER | CURTIS LEBLANC | DOMINIQUE BERNIER-CORMIER  JULY 6 CATHERINE GRAHAM | KATHLEEN MCCRACKEN  JULY 13 DAVID HADBAWNIK | DALE SMITH  JULY 15 DETROIT BOOKFEST JULY 20 ANSTRUTHER PRESS LAUNCH  JAMES ARTHUR | EVAN JONES | PAOLA FERRANTE | FAWN PARKER | SEPT 16  KFB at BROOKLYN BOOK FESTIVAL

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

 k | f | b Readings are generally Friday Nights, Doors 6:30 | Poetry 7-ish. unless noted otherwise. THIS SCHEDULE IS SUBJECT TO CHANGE (and does). Check here, or our twitter feed, for any updates.
Access: We are a second floor walk-up with two all-gender washrooms. Please remove your shoes upon entrance.
*WRITE MAGAZINE WINTER 2018