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I am no lady. I will rise and rise again out of the burning air. You can eat my genius,
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k | f | b  FRIDAYS | SPECIAL EVENT

SINA QUEYRAS

FRIDAY DECEMBER 29TH

knife | fork | book at The Dark Side Studio, 244 Augusta Avenue, Second Floor (walk-up above Bunner’s Bakery)

Doors 7:30 Poetry 8-ish
k | f | b  2017-18 Subscription Series December Selection: SINA QUEYRAS MY ARIEL (Coach House Books, 2017)
SINA QUEYRAS is the author of the poetry collections, MxTExpressway, Lemon Hound and My Ariel. Her work has been nominated for a Governor General’s Award, and won The Friends of Poetry Award from Poetry Magazine, The AM Klein Award for Poetry, a Lambda, the Pat Lowther Award, a Pushcart Prize and Gold in the National Magazine Award. Her first novel, Autobiography of Childhood was nominated for the Amazon.ca First Novel Award. In 2005 she edited Open Field: 30 Contemporary Canadian Poets, for Persea Books. She is founding editor of Lemon Hound. She has taught creative writing at Rutgers, Haverford and Concordia University in Montreal where she currently resides.

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JUDITH GOLDMAN is the author of agon (The Operating System, 2017), Vocoder (Roof, 2001), DeathStar/rico-chet (O Books, 2006), and l.b.; or, catenaries (Krupskaya, 2011). She teaches in the Poetics Program at the University at Buffalo, focusing on contemporary North American poetry and poetics, ecological studies, biopolitics, affect theory, and media theory. Alongside agon, she is at work on ______ Mt. [blank mount], a project that writes through Shelley’s “Mont Blanc” in the context of past futures and future histories of ecological catastrophe.
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‘such fire’

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I’ll let you go, he says before hanging up, although he never has.

LYNN CROSBIE The Corpses of the Future


But why / should I unravel over all this remembering? / Great thing about landing / is that I’ve arrived

CANISIA LUBRIN Voodoo Hypothesis


k | f | b  FRIDAYS | THIS FRIDAY

LYNN CROSBIE
CANISIA LUBRIN

FRIDAY NOVEMBER 10TH

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
LYNN CROSBIE was born in Montreal and is a cultural critic, author, and poet. A Ph.D. in English literature with a background in visual studies, she teaches at the University of Toronto and the Art Gallery of Ontario. Her books (of poetry and prose) include Queen Rat, Dorothy L’Amour, Liar, and her latest The Corpses of the Future (Anansi 2017). She is also the author of the controversial book, Paul’s CaseLife Is About Losing Everything and the Trillium Book Award-nominated novel Where Did You Sleep Last Night. She is a contributing editor at Fashion and a National Magazine Award winner who has written about sports, style, art, and music.
CANISIA LUBRIN was born in St. Lucia. Her greatly anticipated debut collection, VOODOO HYPOTHESIS (Wolsak & Wynn, 2017), was released to accolades and praise. Her writings can also be found in RoomThe PuritanThis MagazineArcCV2and The City Series #3: Toronto Anthology. She has been an arts administrator and community advocate for close to two decades. She currently co-hosts Pivot Reading Series (w/Michelle Brown).  Lubrin has contributed to the podcast On The Line, hosted by Kate Sutherland for The Rusty Toque. She studied at York University where she won the President’s Prize in poetry and the Sylvia Ellen Hirsch Memorial Award in creative writing. Lubrin holds an MFA from the University of Guelph and teaches at Humber College. She lives in Whitby, Ontario.

KFB FRIDAYS

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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 the author of the chapbooks Chicken Scratch from Puddles of Sky Press (2014) and Modern Warfare from Anstruther Press (2016). After the Hatching Oven is forthcoming from Nightwood Editions next spring. Poems from this collection have appeared or are forthcoming in subTerrain, CV2, The Puritan, Hamilton Arts & Letters, Bad Nudes, and the Humber Literary Review.
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.

This is Good Good

 

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

LAFRANCE

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THURSDAY NIGHT POETS

DANIELLE LAFRANCE

ANAHITA JAMALI RAD

THURSDAY SEPTEMBER 21ST

knife | fork | book

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.

Window show

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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.