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Fireflies + snowflakes

I always tell my students that a good poem is an act of discovery—and for that discovery to be emotionally and intellectually honest, then you need to surprise yourself, you need to live in that space of uncertainty—this is part of negative capability, part of duende, part of what Emily Jungmin Yoon describes as poetry’s […]

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KFB SEASON FINALE WEEKEND JUNE 14 & 15

KFB | JUNE 14 & 15       FRIDAY JUNE 14TH PAOLA FERRANTE WHAT TO WEAR WHEN SURVIVING A LION ATTACK (MANSFIELD PRESS) KIRBY THIS IS WHERE I GET OFF (PERMANENT SLEEP PRESS) JASON PURCELL A PLACE MORE HOSPITABLE (ANSTRUTHER PRESS)       SATURDAY JUNE 15TH TORONTO LAUNCH BOLA OPALEKE  SKELETON OF A RUINED SONG (ICE FLOE PRESS) […]

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Gusty

What power outage? Poets, ROBIN RICHARDSON, JEFF LATOSIK, and EMMA HEALEY light an appreciative house last night.  knife | fork | book Photos: KIRBY

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HEALEY LATOSIK RICHARDSON

KFB FRIDAYS | THIS FRIDAY EMMA HEALEY STEREOBLIND (ANANSI) JEFF LATOSIK DREAMPAD (M&S) ROBIN RICHARDSON SIT HOW YOU WANT (VEHICULE) FRIDAY MAY 4TH Doors 6:30 Poetry 7-ish  Wear socks to be seen (we’re shoeless). knife | fork | book at The Dark Side Studio, 244 Augusta Avenue, Second Floor (walk-up above Bunner’s Bakery) EMMA HEALEY […]

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Because we’re here

  because the one who holds the pen, even if it’s too dark to / see the page and even if the ink is his own blood, is free* There’s a story here, an ongoing one (thanks to you). Here’s but an excerpt: Picture this, coldest winter on record, flu bug making the rounds, and we […]

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A day in the life

A delight to sell books in support of Toronto Poet Laureate, ANNE MICHAELS, and her new collection, ALL WE SAW (McClelland & Stewart, 2017) at Arts and Letters Club yesterday. Photos: KIRBY

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Typical Tuesdays

Tuesdays (and every day) are for poets.  knife | fork | book Pictured: Socks. Poets, Torben Robertson, Richard Keith , and Susan Alexander  (on Torben’s 25th). Poet Khashayar Mohammadi. The shop late afternoon. Bookselling at poet, Anne Michaels, reading from her latest, All We Saw (McClelland & Stewart) at the Heliconian Club Salon Series. Kirby and […]

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A la carte

Our menu. Poetry.  knife | fork | book

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Friday’s opus

THIS WEEK | THURSDAY FRIDAY NIGHT POETS ULRIKKA S. GERNES + CASSIDY MCFADZEAN FRIDAY APRIL 21ST Doors 6:30 Poetry 7-ish knife | fork | book at Rick’s Cafe | 281 Augusta Avenue | Kensington Market | Toronto CASSIDY MCFADZEAN is the author of Hacker Packer (McClelland & Stewart 2015), winner of two Saskatchewan Book Awards and shortlisted for […]