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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.

Gold

 

I know it’s been said here before, but now in our final days at Rick’s Cafe it can not be overstated just how much it meant for cafe owner Richard Ilnycki to give knife | fork | book a home this past year. Rick has always been quick to say it was ‘all my doing,’ but I know differently. Rick, you, you saying yes, changed my life. Not only mine, but the lives of many connected to the cafe and the shop. This is how knife | fork | book came into being: your generosity. You’re now a part of Toronto’s literary story forever. My life was made so much richer by being part of your beautiful family, and the regulars there who also welcomed me with such open arms. Isabel, Drew, Nathan, Dylan, Bri-Bri, I treasure each of you dearly and thanks for your love. You kept me going.
And Rick, it was all your doing. Stay gold, my friend.

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Still aglow. METATRON x LIGHT READING x KNIFE|FORK|BOOK this past Tuesday. Hosted by A.ZACHARY w/ SENNAH YEE RASIQRA REVULVA NATALIE WEE EM YA’AKOV LIBERMAN ZOE IMANI SHARPE RUBY BRUNTON (and guests).
Photos: KIRBY

TUESDAY

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THIS TUESDAY NIGHT

METATRON x LIGHT READING x KFB

RUBY BRUNTON
EM YA’AKOV LIBERMAN
ZOE IMANI SHARPE
NATALIE WEE
SENNAH YEE

TUESDAY AUGUST 15TH

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

DOORS 6:30 POETRY 7-ISH
Access: Ramp entrance into shop.
RUBY BRUNTON is a New Zealand-born poet who now lives in Brooklyn. She is the New York City emissary of Metatron and a contributing editor at Mask Magazine. Recent work has appeared in Hazlitt, The Fanzine, The New Inquiry, and Hobart. She spends a lot of time thinking about intimacy, resistance, and how to create community and education alternatives.
ZOE IMANI SHARPE is a poet, essayist, and editor whose work explores race, architecture, and alternative sexualities. She is the author of Sullied (Trapshot, 2011). Her collection Butter Arcade is due out next year.
SENNAH YEE lives in Toronto and is completing her doctoral thesis on gendered robot design in film. Her first book of poems, How Do I Look?, will be published by Metatron this fall.
EM YA’AKOV LIBERMAN, of boston & montreal, is a transfeminine genderweird autistic psychonaut writer with insurrectionary sympathies
NATALIE WEE is the author of Our Bodies & Other Fine Machines (Words Dance Publishing, 2016). She has been nominated for a Pushcart Prize and the Best of the Net Anthology 2016.
PICTURED: RUBY BRUNTON. NATALIE WEE. SENNAH YEE.

Heft

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NEW at KFB! Our friends from Vancouver’s ANVIL PRESS weigh in with a heavy roster of greats STUART ROSS, KEVIN SPENST, CATHERINE OWEN, and new books by JOHN CREARY, JON PAUL FIORENTINO, and JAMIE REID. Beautifully designed and textured books, ready to hold.
The first reader to purchase from our ANVIL PRESS shelf will score some terrific swag, including that great ANVIL tote!

 

 

Rick’s

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Drew, Isabel, Nathan, Bri-Bri, Bernard, Rick. Each and everyday I’m grateful for the privilege of our days side-by-side. Simply great, all of you. And, Rick, thanks for giving knife | fork | book a home. My unsung heroes. Give them some loving, people.
Phoro: KIRBY