Launch season begins

THIS SATURDAY FEBRUARY 24TH THE SOAP BOX | VOLUME III |  TIME | LAUNCH

Karisa Billi, Polyna Alexseev, Shaieree Cottar, Carine Lee, and Andrea Johns, hosted by THE SOAP BOX publisher/editor Tali Varon. Pictured: COLETTE LOVE HILLIARD. Time and Loss  The Soap Box v. III “Time” p 30-1 

THIS FRIDAY FEBRUARY 23RD JACLYN PIUDIK TO SUTURE WHAT FRAYS LAUNCH w/special guest poet MARK GOLDSTEIN

JACLYN PIUDIK is the author of To Suture What Frays (Kelsay Books 2017) and two chapbooks, Of Gazelles Unheard (Beautiful Outlaw 2013) and The Tao of Loathliness (fooliar press 2005/8).  Her poems have appeared in numerous anthologies and journals, including New American Writing, Columbia Poetry Review, and Contemporary Verse 2.  She received a New York Times Fellowship for Creative Writing and the Sellers Award from the Academy of American Poets. She holds an M.A. in Creative Writing from the City College of New York, and a Ph.D. in Medieval Studies from the University of Toronto. 
MARK GOLDSTEIN is a writer and translator whose poetry and criticism have appeared in both trade and limited editions as well as in periodicals and journals such as The Capilano Review, Brick,Open Letter and Jacket2. Goldstein has facilitated workshops at the Toronto New School of Writing, SUNY Albany, and lectured on translation at George Brown College, York University, and in Paris at the École des hautes études en sciences socials.

UPCOMING; FRIDAY MARCH 9TH ANSTRUTHER PRESS 2018 SPRING CHAPBOOK LAUNCH w/DAVID LY | MARK LALIBERTE | JAMES LINDSAY | + CONOR MCDONNELL (Frog Hollow Press)


FRIDAY MARCH 23RD KNIFE | FORK | BOOK SPRING 2018 CHAPBOOK LAUNCH w/LAUREN TURNER WE’RE NOT GOING TO DO BETTER NEXT TIME ROXANNA BENNETT UNSEEN GARDEN JOHN STINZI THE MACHETE TOURIST

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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. 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.

Salon night

 

Three poets, JOSIE DI SCIASCIO-ANDREWS, SVETLANA LILOVA, KATERI LANTHIER, defy, define, deliver. Exquisite. Magic. In out intimate Green Room. Space held dear.  knife | fork | book

UP NEXT: FEB 23  JACLYN PIUDIK To Suture What Frays LAUNCH w/ special guest poet MARK GOLDSTEIN  FEB 24  THE SOAP BOX v.3 LAUNCH  UPCOMING: MARCH 2  TURNSTONE PRESS SHOWCASE  JOANNA LILLEY | RICHARD SCARSBROOK  w/ FEED DOG’s STEVE VENRIGHT   MARCH 9  ANSTRUTHER PRESS LAUNCH w/ DAVID LY | MARK LALIBERTE | JAMES LINDSAY | + CONOR MCDONNELL (Frog Hollow Press)  MARCH 16  DAVID PETER CLARK +++TBA MARCH 23 KFB SPRING CHAPBOOK LAUNCH TORONTO LAUREN TURNER WE’RE NOT GOING TO DO BETTER NEXT TIME ROXANNA BENNETT UNSEEN GARDEN JOHN STINZI THE MACHETE TOURIST  APRIL 6  JULIE MORRISSY  | SAM CHEUK  APRIL 14 (SAT 3PM) ALICE BURDICK MAY 25  A.F. MORITZ LOVEFEST JUNE 8  DANI COUTURE | DAVID BROCK  JUNE 15  JIMMY MCINNES | JAMES LINDSAY | JOHN NYMAN | JIM JOHNSTONE  JUNE 22  MALLORY TATER | CURTIS LEBLANC

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k | f | b FRIDAYS | THIS FRIDAY

KATERI LANTHIER SIREN (Signal/Vehicule Press, 2017) SVETLANA LILOVA METAPHYSICAL DICTIONARY (Dumagrad, 2017) JOSIE DI SCIASCIO-ANDREWS A JAR OF FIREFLIES (Mosiac Press, 2016)

FRIDAY FEBRUARY 16TH

knife | fork | book at The Dark Side Studio, 244 Augusta Avenue, Second Floor (walk-up above Bunner’s Bakery)

Doors 6:30 Poetry 7-ish  Wear socks (we’re shoeless).

KATERI LANTHIER holds a BA and MA in English Literature from the University of Toronto. Her poems have been published in Canada, the U.S., and England, most recently in The Fiddlehead, Leveler, Event, Hazlitt, Green Mountains Review, Arc, the Literary Review of Canada, and Halibut Haiku (forthcoming). Her poem “The Coin Under the Leftmost Sliding Cup” won the 2013 Walrus Poetry Prize and was included in Best Canadian Poetry 2014 (Tightrope Books). She won third prize in the London-based 2016 Troubadour International Poetry competition. She was profiled in Portraits of Canadian Writers (The Porcupine’s Quill, 2016) and is an Adjunct Professor, MA in English in the Field of Creative Writing, University of Toronto. Her first collection is Reporting from Night (Iguana, 2011). Her second is Siren (Signal Editions, Véhicule Press, 2017).
SVETLANA LILOVA was born in Sofia, Bulgaria, and was raised by her grandparents in a remote rural village. In her early teens, without warning, she was spirited through the Iron Curtain by relatives. She arrived in Canada not knowing a word of English. Soon she was inseparable from her dictionary.
JOSIE DI SCIASCIO-ANDREWS lives in Oakville, Ontario, Canada. She is a poet, writer and French as a Second Language teacher. Born in Italy, she studied at the University of Toronto and later at Harvard University. She has published two previous works of poetry and has won numerous awards for her work including the Arborealis Anthology Prize, Winsome Words Anthology First Prize Winner and the Ontario Poetry Society Ultra Short Poem Contest.

Duncan, Olson, Smith, & Katz

Thanks for this Aaron. And thanks to Adam, Dale, and all who took part in last night’s celebration/launch of these new works.  knife | fork | book
Photos. Top: KIRBY Instagram: AARON TUCKER

She’s gotta pivot

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“IN [KIRBY’S] SHE’S HAVING A DORIS DAY, THERE ARE JUXTAPOSITIONS BETWEEN WHITE MIDDLE CLASS POLITESSE AND WHAT’S HIDDEN BENEATH THE SURFACE, SUCH AS COCKROACHES IN “WHITE SALE”, A PRISTINE BED THAT IS NEVER USED FOR SEX. I LIKE THE WAY GENDER IS HANDLED IN AN ALMOST CASUAL WAY IN THIS POEM. IN “ADAM’S FEET” WE HAVE THE IMAGE OF FRAGILITY AND VOLATILITY: LILIES IN A GLASS VASE IN A CHURCH AT THE FUNERAL FOR THE VICTIMS OF THE FLORIDA SHOOTING AND WANTING TO KISS THE FEET OF A STRAIGHT MAN WHO WOULD KILL THE SPEAKER IF HE KNEW. THESE JUXTAPOSITIONS BETWEEN LOVE AND HATE, APPEARANCES AND REALITY CREATE POWERFUL POEMS…SO FUCKING IRREVERENT, JOYOUS AND SAD ALL AT THE SAME TIME.” – AMANDA EARL, KIKI

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“THESE ARE POEMS THAT PROCLAIM A VICTORY THROUGH PERSEVERANCE, SURVIVAL AND A REFUSAL TO NOT EXIST LOUDLY AND JOYOUSLY…” @ROBMCLENNANBLOG

THIS WEDNESDAY

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PIVOT. FEB 7. KIRBY, MAH, SHELSTAD. TIKI ROOM. TRANZAC CLUB. 8PM

KIRBY’s newest is She’s Having a Doris Day (Knife From Book, 2017). Earlier chapbooks include Simple Enough, Cock & Soul, Bob’s boy, and The world is fucked and sometimes beautiful. Their work appears in numerous anthologies beginning with the letter Q, and most recently online at The Rusty Toque (nominated for The Pushcart Prize), Matrix Magazine and bandcamp. Kirby is the owner/publisher of knife | fork | book.

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k | f | b Subscription Series February|18 Selection: KAVEH AKBAR Calling a Wolf a Wolf (Penguin UK Edition)

We’ve opened up our k | f | b Subscription Series so you can now join any time of the year for a full year. Previous titles selected have been SAM SAX Madness (Penguin), CANISIA LUBRIN Voodoo Hypothesis (Wolsak & Wynn), ANNE MICHAELS All We Saw (McClelland & Stewart), SINA QUEYRAS My Ariel (Coach House), GEORGE OPPEN 21 Poems (New Directions), and now KAVEH AKBAR‘s sensational debut, in it’s new Penguin UK Edition.
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k | f | b FRIDAYS | THIS FRIDAY

ADAM KATZ [+ EMILIA JAGICA] START OVER (Delete Press, 2017) TORONTO LAUNCH

DALE SMITH [+ ROBERT J BERTHOLF] AN OPEN MAP: THE CORRESPONDENCE of ROBERT DUNCAN and CHARLES OLSON + IMAGINING PERSONS: ROBERT DUNCAN’S LECTURES ON CHARLES OLSON (University of New Mexico Press, 2017) TORONTO LAUNCH

FRIDAY FEBRUARY 2ND

knife | fork | book at The Dark Side Studio, 244 Augusta Avenue, Second Floor (walk-up above Bunner’s Bakery)

Doors 6:30 Poetry 7-ish  Wear socks (we’re shoeless).

ADAM KATZ has published poetry in journals such as Abraham LincolnAufgabe, and Blackbox Manifold, and articles in Buddhist-Christian StudiesThe Emily Dickinson Journal, and The Journal of the British Society for Phenomenology. He is a doctoral candidate in the University at Buffalo’s Department of English. START Over is the first in his series of collaborations with visual artists. He lives in Toronto with his wife and daughter. 
DALE SMITH is a poet, critic, and scholar of poetry and rhetorical theory on the faculty of English at Ryerson University, Toronto. He is the editor with Robert J. Bertholf of An Open Map: The Robert Duncan / Charles Olson Correspondence and Imagining Persons: Robert Duncan’s Lectures on Charles Olson. A critical study of poetry and public culture, Poets Beyond the Barricade: Rhetoric, Citizenship, and Dissent after 1960, was published in 2012. His writing has appeared in The Baffler, Best American Poetry 2002, Columbia Poetry Review, Denver Quarterly, The Walrus, and elsewhere. A recent book of poetry, Slow Poetry in America, was published by Cuneiform in 2014; other poetry includes American Rambler (2000); The Flood & the Garden (2002); Black Stone (2007); Susquehanna (2008); and most recently Sons (knife | fork | book, 2017). His reviews and essays have appeared in the Boston Review, the Los Angeles Review of Books, and Brick. Born in Dallas, Texas, Smith has resided in Ontario since 2011 with the poet Hoa Nguyen and their children, Keaton and Waylon.

 

 NOTE: Robert J Bertholf and Emilia Jagica will not be present.