Celebrate knife | fork | book
ANSTRUTHER PRESS LAUNCH
+ INSPIRITUS PRESS LAUNCH
Marc DI SAVERIO
THURSDAY AUGUST 24TH
knife | fork | book
at Rick’s Cafe | 281 Augusta Avenue | Kensington Market | Toronto
Doors 6:30 Poetry 7-ish
STEWART COLE is the author of Questions in Bed (Goose Lane, 2012). A Canadian expatriate, he lives in Wisconsin, where he teaches at the University of Oshkosh.
S. TAKATSU is a writer, designer, event coordinator, and the founder of Inspiritus Press, Bring the Noise Street Poetry, Crossroads Literary Festival and other community initiatives. His serialized work has surpasses 1 million reads online. He pioneered English cell phone novels in 2008, authored Secondhand Memories, Espresso Love, Of Forests and Clocks and Dreams, and edited the 2017 poetry anthology, Apparatus. He has a forthcoming poem in PRISM International. He was the recipient of the 2016 Babs Burggraf Award, and lives in Toronto.
ALLY FLEMING is a poet, publicist, and emerging reviewer who lives in Toronto. Her work can be found in Carousel, Canadian Medical Association Journal‘s blog, New Recruits, Sunrise with Sea Monsters, This Magazine, and the chapbook What Happened Was: He Flew (serif of nottingham editions, 2011).
KRISCHAN STOTZ is a young gay Canadian writer who lives in Berlin as a freelancer.
MARC DI SAVERIO hails from Hamilton, Ontario. His poems and translations have appeared in such outfits as CNQ, Maisonneuve, Hazlitt, and Partisan. In 2015, critic Shane Neilson wrote in CNQ Magazine that Di Saverio’s debut, Sanatorium Songs (Palimpsest Press), “is the greatest poetry debut from the past 25 years.” He was ranked in the top ten of the world’s finest English language haiku poets in 2011 by Simply Haiku Magazine, and awarded the City of Hamilton Arts Award For Best Emerging Writer in 2016. Forthcoming is his epic poem, Crito Di Volta (Biblioasis), and Ship of Gold: the Essential Poems of Emile Nelligan (Véhicule Press).
Hand model: JIM JOHNSTONE
*Not in attendance
Montreal, near and dear, thank you for a glorious afternoon launch. Special thanks to BILLY MAVREAS at MONASTIRAKI for playing such a gracious host (lovelovelove you/your shop) and ELISABETH BELLIVEAU for making it so (that cake!) Also, my love to Montreal poets DAVID BRADFORD & JONATHAN GARFINKEL (she’s blessed indeed)—and to all those familiar and new to greet us—sweet *kisses.* knife | fork |book
Poet, JONATHAN GARFINKEL Bociany (Storks), visits the shop ahead of his launch. TONIGHT
THIS WEEK | KFB CHAPBOOK LAUNCH
JONATHAN GARFINKEL BOCIANY (STORKS)
KIRBY SHE’S HAVING A DORIS DAY (SECOND PRINTING)
DAVID BRADFORD NELL ZINK IS DAMN FREE, A STAR IS BORING, CALL OUT (OCT 17)
WEDS 21 JUNE TORONTO KNIFE FORK BOOK 7PM
SUN 25 JUNE MONTREAL MONASTIRAKI 3PM
JONATHAN GARFINKEL’s multi-genre writing has been translated into twelve languages, and his plays have been produced throughout Canada, Germany, Russia, and Ukraine. He is the author of the book of poems Glass Psalms (Turnstone Press) and has written numerous plays including The Trials of John Demjanjuk: A Holocaust Cabaret and the Governor- General shortlisted House of Many Tongues. His memoir Ambivalence: Crossing the Israel/Palestine Divide was published in five countries to critical acclaim (Penguin Canada and Norton and Norton US). Jonathan is also an award-winning non-fiction writer; his journalism has appeared in places like The Globe and Mail, The Walrus, Eighteen Bridges, Tablet, and PEN International. In 2015 he was commissioned to adapt Rawi Hage’s Cockroach for the stage, which premiered at Alberta Theatre Projects in Calgary in 2016. Currently it is in development with Soulpepper. Named by the Toronto Star as ‘one to watch,’ he teaches playwriting at the National Theatre School of Canada in Montreal. jonathan-garfinkel.com
JEFF KIRBY’s earlier chapbooks include Simple Enough, Cock & Soul, Bob’s boy, and The world is fucked and sometimes beautiful. His work appears in numerous anthologies beginning with the letter Q, and most recently online at Matrix Magazine and bandcamp/jeffkirby. Kirby is the owner/publisher of knife | fork | book.
DAVID BRADFORD is an MFA candidate at the University of Guelph and leads the Slo-Po group reading series. His work has appeared in a variety of places, including Lemon Hound and Prairie Fire, and his latest chapbook, Call Out (Knife|Fork|Book), is forthcoming in 2017.
Photo credits: KIRBY. KRAMER.