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“A salty gratitude for being on Earth”

KFB | SATURDAY 3PM Aglow with postcolonial loss, wryly defiant of what they reveal, Pirani’s poems describe a warm estrangement and salty gratitude for being on Earth. AYAZ PIRANI KABIR’S JACKET HAS A THOUSAND POCKETS (Mawenzi House) SATURDAY JULY 27TH 3PM knife | fork | bookat The Dark Side Studio | 244 Augusta Avenue | […]

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Poets visiting from Vancouver. Totoro. Poet in Store, Mark Truscott. His picks. Jim Johnstone. The Dark Side Studio. Audra’s presence everyday. (Brandy Ryan, not pictured, takes me out for a drink).  A young photographer in the market takes a picture of Joseph, Leo and I. Adrian De Leon. Patria Rivera. Shirley Camia. Brilliant readings at […]

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KFB | FRIDAY MAY 10TH   SHIRLEY CAMIA MERCY TORONTO LAUNCH w/ ADRIAN DE LEON + PATRIA RIVERA FRIDAY MAY 10TH knife | fork | book at The Dark Side Studio | 244 Augusta Avenue | 2nd Floor | Kensington Market | Toronto Doors 6:30 | Poetry 7 No late entry once program begins. Access: […]

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House party

A delight to welcome MAWENZI HOUSE and publisher NURJEHAN AZIZ to celebrate their latest, ARCHNA SAHNI ANOTHER NIRVANA, and AHILAN THEN THERE WERE NO WITNESSES read in Tamil with English translation by GEETHA SUKUMARAN, last night.  knife | fork | book

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4 days in June

“This is a powerful, essential, book that should be read by all, to understand the unofficial truth of a war in any country where ‘the Watchtowers lying awake / on the face of the sea / do not rest.’” —Michael Ondaatje KFB [EXTENDED] WEEKEND  JUNE 15TH  4 J’s  JIMMY MCINNES | JAMES LINDSAY | JOHN NYMAN | JIM JOHNSTONE JUNE 16TH  MAWENZI […]