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k | f | b  THIS FRIDAY | NIGHTWOOD EDITIONS SHOWCASE

DAVID ALEXANDER SPENCER GORDON OWAIN NICHOLSON

FRIDAY OCTOBER 20TH

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
DAVID ALEXANDER is a vegan poet parent person. After the Hatching Oven is forthcoming from  (2018).
SPENCER GORDON‘s debut poetry collection is Cruise Missile Liberals (Nightwood Editions, 2017).  He is also the author of the poetry chapbooks Anno Zombie Dance (Emergency Response Unit, 2016), Conservative Majority (Apt. 9, 2013) and Feel Good! Look Great! Have a Blast! (Ferno House, 2011, shortlisted for the 2012 bpNichol Chapbook Award). He is one of CBC Books’ Writers to Watch and the winner of a CBC Book Award for Cosmo. Spencer is co-founder and a senior editor of the ten-year-old magazine The Puritan.
OWAIN NICHOLSON grew up in Winnipeg and studied both creative writing and archaeology at the University of Victoria. A working archaeologist, Nicholson sees history, ancestry, nature and people at the centre of both practices, and his poems often use the digsite as a source of image and metaphor. Digsite is Nicholson’s debut collection of poetry. He currently lives in Toronto.
Photos: Poet’s websites/twitter. Prism International.

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Grand.  knife | fork | book

A F MORITZ  A ZACHARY  EMILY IZSAK  GARY BARWIN HOA NGUYEN HUGH THOMAS  JACOB MCARTHUR MOONEY  JAMES G SOUTHCOTT  JAMES LINDSAY  JIMMY MCINNES  JULIE CAMERON GRAY  KIRBY  MICHELLE BROWN  MOEZ SURANI  R KOLEWE  RASIQRA REVULVA  RYAN ECKES  SUE LANDERS  SUPARNA GHOSH  VINCENT COLISTRO  EVERYONE WHO CAME
Photos: KIRBY

 

“Poetry is what we serve.”

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Poetry is an event. Poetry read aloud is a vital, courageous, extraordinary act. It’s my refresh button. Sustenance. What keeps us here. Pockets of vibrant, responsive, living communities in support of one another. Challenging, raising the bar. Hearing what we haven’t, repeatedly the same, repeatedly new. To etch out identities and form. Find resonance and dischord. Celebrate differences. Exercise clean anger. Get messy. Weep with those who weep. Rejoice with those who rejoice.

k | f | b is the setting, the stage, where that occurs several times weekly. If poetry doesn’t move, what good is it?

And poets seek to read here, because, where there’s movement, it’s a happening.

KIRBY Field Trip: knife | fork | book in Toronto’s Kensington Market October 3, 2017, All Lit Up.

Photo: ROBERT FREDE KENTER, Beautiful Outlaw Press Launch 30 September 2017, k | f | b

On fire

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THURSDAY NIGHT POETS

DANIELLE LAFRANCE

ANAHITA JAMALI RAD

THURSDAY SEPTEMBER 21ST

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Off-site at Orbital Arts Gallery | 275 Augusta Ave | Kensington Market | Toronto

Doors open 6:30PM | Poetry 7-ish  Access: Wheelchair accessible. No public washrooms.
DANIELLE LAFRANCE is a poet, librarian, and militant. Since 1983 she has mostly resided on the unceded territories of the Musqueam, Skxwú7mesh, and Tsleil-Waututh peoples. She is the author Species Branding (CUE, 2010) and Friendly Fire(Talonbooks, 2016) as well as the chapbook Pink Slip (SIC, 2013). From 2012 to 2016, she co-organized alongside Anahita Jamali Rad the feminist materialist reading and journal series, About a Bicycle. Recent attempts at Spanish-English poetry translations have been published on the online magazine inPeregrinos y sus Letras. She believes in putting an end to what she doesn’t like.
ANAHITA JAMALI RAD (for love and autonomy Talon Books, 2016) was born in Iran and lives on Unceded Coast Salish Territories. Anahita Jamali Rad’s work always engages with materiality, love, affect, ideology, violence, class, collectivity, desire, place, and displacement. Anahita Jamali Rad co-edited the critical materialist feminist journal About a Bicycle, which was produced by members of the women’s reading and discussion collective of the same name.

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Closing night poetry lovefest at Rick’s Cafe filled the Kensington Market sidewalk with poets AARON TUCKER, ANDREW MCEWAN, AND JULIA POLYCK-O’NEILL reading from the shop window. All were invited to a surprise preview of our new digs across the street at The Dark Side Studio, 244 Augusta Ave 2nd Floor, which opens today, 1-5:30PM.

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THURSDAY NIGHT POETS

ANDREW MCEWAN

JULIA POLYCK-O’NEILL

AARON TUCKER

THURSDAY SEPTEMBER 14TH

knife | fork | book @ Rick’s Cafe | 281 Augusta Avenue | Kensington Market

Doors open 6:30PM | Poetry 7-ish
ANDREW MCEWAN is the author of repeater (a finalist for the 2013 Gerald Lampert Memorial Award) and numerous chapbooks, including Conditional and Can’t tell if this book is depressing or if I’m just sad. He lives in St. Catharines, Ontario.
JULIA POLYCK-O’NEILL is an artist, curator, critic, and writer. She is a doctoral candidate in Brock University’s Interdisciplinary Humanities program (Culture and Aesthetics), where she is completing a SSHRC-funded interdisciplinary and comparative critical study of contemporary conceptualist literature and art in Vancouver. She also co-curates (with Andrew McEwan) the Border Blur Reading Series in St Catharines. Her writing has been published in Feminist Spaces, Tripwire, Fermenting Feminisms (a project of the Laboratory for Aesthetics and Ecology, curated by Lauren Fournier), and The Avant Canada Anthology (forthcoming from WLU Press), and her debut chapbook, femme, was published in 2016 by above/ground press.
AARON TUCKER is the author of the forthcoming Virtual Weaponry: The Militarized Internet in Popular Cinema (Palgrave Macmillan) and irresponsible mediums: the chesspoems of Marcel Duchamp (Bookthug Press). He has also published two other previous books: Interfacing with the Internet in Popular Cinema (Palgrave Macmillan) along with the poetry collection punchlines(Mansfield Press). 
 His current collaborative project, Loss Sets, translates poems into sculptures which are then 3D printed (http://aarontucker.ca/3-d-poems/); he is also the co-creator of The ChessBard, an app that transforms chess games into poems (http://chesspoetry.com).
 In addition, he teaches in the English department at Ryerson University where he is currently teaching essay writing and digital literacy to first year students. You can reach him atucker[at]ryerson[dot]ca.

 

A passion for poetry

The rare treat of being in such good company. HOA NGUYEN & KIMBERLY ALIDIO last night.  knife | fork | book

UPCOMINGAugust 24th STEWARTCOLE | ALLYFLEMING | TAKATSU | ANSTRUTHER PRESS LAUNCH  September 14th  JULIA POLYCK-O’NEILL | AARON TUCKER | ANDREW MCEWEN September 21st  ANAHITA JAMALI RAD | DANIELLE LAFRANCE September 22nd (Fri)  SLO-PO Reading Group w/DAVID BRADFORD  September 30th (Sat)  MARK GOLDSTEIN | PHIL HALL | ERIN MOURE | BEAUTIFUL OUTLAW PRESS LAUNCH October 6-8  KNIFE FORK BOOK 1ST ANNIVERSARY WEEKEND BASH 
Photos: KIRBY

Dear friends

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Dear Friends,

A little note of hello–I’ve been traveling so much this spring and summer (with more to come!) and miss you all. Wanted to let you know that with the help of the always dazzling Kirby of knife fork book, we have an event to look forward to: a reading with my friend and poet Kimberly Alidio and me, timed for her visit to Toronto and my tiny window of not being away. 

I truly hope you can come out to hear us read and share some time together…please tell and invite your friends?

Love,

Hoa

(from the gorgeous Hudson Valley–will train back to TO in the reverse direction as the attached photo to arrive Sunday night!)

 k | f | b  welcomes

KIMBERLY ALIDIO  

HOA NGUYEN

Wednesday, July 26th  7 PM

knife | fork | book  @ Rick’s Cafe | 281 Augusta Avenue | Kensington Market | Toronto

Doors 6:30 Poetry 7-ish

KIMBERLY ALIDIO is a U.S. East Coast-born second-generation Filipinx tenure-track dropout living in East Austin, Texas. She wrote After projects the resound (Black Radish, 2016) and solitude being alien (dancing girl press, 2013). Recent poems have appeared in Entropy, Hold, Nat.Brut, and Texas Review. She was the inaugural artist-in-residence at the Center for Art and Thought, and received a doctorate in modern U.S. history from the University of Michigan, postdoctoral fellowships from the National Academy of Education/ Spencer Foundation and the University of Illinois’ Asian American Studies Program, and poetry fellowships from Naropa University, VONA/ Voices and Kundiman.
Born in the Mekong Delta and raised in the Washington, D.C. area, HOA NGUYEN lives in Toronto. From Wave Books, her poetry collections include As Long As Trees Last, Red Juice: Poems 1998-2008, and Violet Energy Ingots, nominated for a 2017 Griffin Prize for poetry. She teaches poetics at Ryerson University, for Miami University’s low residency MFA program, for the Milton Avery School for Fine Arts at Bard College, and in a long-running, private workshop.