Frivolity

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omg, her cocktail has finally arrived!”

Frivolity was in full force last night at Le Gala de l’Académie de la vie littéraire (La Sala Rossa, Montreal) with fantastical hosts Mathieu Arsenault and Catherine Cormier-Larose (congrats!), music by La Fièvre, spectacular trophies by Jonathan Lafleur, an impressive slate of Montreal-scene poets, including Jacob Wren, Elkahna Talbi, Jessica Bebenek, Kama La Mackerel, Marcella Huerta, Mirion Malle, Carl Bessette, with KFB publisher Kirby (see @notyrmuse ‘story’ on instagram), standing in for Jonathan Garfinkel, reading ‘Pansies’ from Bociany (Storks) one of the honourees. Smashing.
(O, and Lauren Turner has “A GODDAMN CHAPBOOK!” (Now available in Montreal at Librarie Drawn & Quarterly).
Photos: KIRBY

MONTREAL

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We love you.  knife | fork | book

PICTURED: k | f | b MONTREAL 2017 FALL CHAPBOOK LAUNCH featuring DAVID BRADFORD CALL OUT ELIANNA LEV SEX MADE ME DALE SMITH SONS LAUREN TURNER WE’RE NOT GONG TO DO BETTER NEXT TIME Hosted by KIRBY SHE’S HAVING A DORIS DAY at MONASTIRAKI (Thanks BILLY MAVREAS) and the vibrant writer’s community in Montreal for celebrating with us.
Photos: KIRBY

 

Featured Literary Event: Knife|Fork|Book at Monastiraki

Vallum: Contemporary Poetry

Knife|Fork|Book at Monastiraki

Reviewed by Kian Vaziri-Tehrani

On Saturday June 25th, Monastiraki held the Knife|Fork|Book poetry chapbook launch of Jeff Kirby‘s She’s Having a Very Doris Day and Jonathan Garfinkel‘s Bociany (Storks) which featured readings by the two author along with poet David Bradford.

Walking into Monastiraki (for the first time I might add) I was struck by its quaintness and the subtle elegance of what it had on display, with a vintage Conan the Barbarian comic and a How do You Say it in Chinese? guidebook particularly catching my attention. It wasn’t long before a few familiar faces popped up, like fiction writer Guillaume Morrissette and poet Klara du Plessis. But of course, the afternoon belonged to Kirby, Garfinkel, and Bradford, who were making the rounds through the shop, mingling and chatting before their readings.


David Bradford

Kirby first introduced David Bradford, who read a…

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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

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