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JARED STANLEY

BEN MEYERSON

FRIDAY JUNE 1ST

knife | fork | book
at The Dark Side Studio | 244 Augusta Avenue | 2nd Floor | Kensington Market | Toronto

Doors 6:30 Poetry 7
Access: We are a second floor walk-up with two all-gender washrooms. Please remove your shoes upon entrance.

Big love

Jessica Joy Hiemstra

Shannon Bramer

Ben Gallagher

James Lindsay

Noah Wareness

Khashayar Mohammadi

Ally Fleming

Kate Sutherland

Jacob McArthur Mooney

Conor McDonnell

Fan Wu

David Seymour

A. Light Zachary

Torben Robertson

Doyali Islam

Ben Meyerson

A. F. Moritz

Host: Kirby

sparrow 

“The Sparrow is more than a selected poems; it is also a single vast poem, in which the individual pieces can be read as facets of an ever-moving whole. This is the world of A. F. Moritz ― a unique combination of lyrical fire and meditative depth, and an imaginative renewal of style and never-ending discovery of form.”
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A. F. MORITZ has been called “one of the best poets of his generation” by John Hollander and “a true poet” by Harold Bloom, who ranks him alongside Anne Carson. He is the recipient of numerous awards and honours throughout North America, including the Award in Literature of the American Academy of Arts and Letters, the Guggenheim Fellowship, Poetry magazine’s Beth Hokin Prize, the Ingram Merrill Fellowship, and the Griffin Poetry Prize.

SPARROW

BIG AL’S LOVEFEST

Poets read A. F. MORITZ to Moritz in celebration of their new selected work, THE SPARROW (Anansi Poetry).

FRIDAY MAY 25TH

knife | fork | book
at The Dark Side Studio | 244 Augusta Avenue | 2nd Floor | Kensington Market | Toronto

Doors 6:30 Poetry 7
Access: We are a second floor walk-up with two all-gender washrooms. Please remove your shoes upon entrance.

 

Queer space

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shop at night

touching is not actually touching
(fans push the hot air around us)
touching is the act of atoms
resisting each other
touching
is resistance
TANIS FRANCE, from QUARRY (University of Calgary Press, 2018)

wQr [What Queer Reading], KFB new imprint Reading Series debuts last night with a special focus on QUEER SPACE/S featuring ZOE SHARP, BRIAN DEDORA, TANIS FRANCO, LENA SUKSI, hosted by FAN WU.

Queerly yours. knife | fork | book

Photos: KIRBY

“It’s Friday night.”

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Catriona. Mercedes. Daphne. Cecily. Thanks for holding the space so dear with us last night.  knife | fork | book

Special thanks to Kevin Williams and Talonbooks for releasing such great work into the world, making last night possible.
Photos: KIRBY

A gift

This night was such a gift. Thank you dear poets STEVE VENRIGHT (Anvil Press/FeedDog) and Turnstone Press’ RICHARD SCARSBROOK and JOANNA LILLEY. Received.