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  Every Thursday night, I’m blissfully reminded of just why we’re here, the single reason we’re here. Poetry, darlings. Poetry. Well served.  knife | fork | book Pictured: JESSI MACEACHERN. MICHAEL BELCHER. EMILY IZSAK. LISE GASTON. Last night, #ThursdayNightPoets. UPCOMING June 6th  JOSHUA BECKMAN | GLORIA FRYM | JENNIFER STILL June 8th TARA-MICHELLE ZINIUK | SARAH PINDER | R. KOLEWE June […]

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A good day

  Welcome June.  knife | fork | book

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“olly olly oxen free”

THIS WEEK | THURSDAY NIGHT POETS AARON KREUTER  +  JIM NASON knife | fork | book at Rick’s Cafe | 281 Augusta Avenue | Kensington Market | Toronto Doors 6:30  Poetry 7-ish

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“Tonight, like no other…”

  Stew, my paddling companion, coughs, says: “I didn’t think I’d miss the insects as much as the potable water, the blue sky, green.”* A breeze makes me glad to be in my body.**   THURSDAY NIGHT POETS AARON KREUTER Arguments for Lawn Chairs JIM NASON Touch Anywhere to Begin FEBRUARY 2ND Doors 6:30PM  Poetry […]

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Get some

“In Jim Nason‘s fifth collection of poetry, Touch Anywhere to Begin (Signature Editions, 2016), poems are set in a physical world where full-throttle desire commingles with love, loss and grief. Although death is ever present — death of a father, death of a friend — there is a life-affirming/mystical quality at the core of the […]

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Full Throttle Vulnerability

Originally posted on What Queer Reading:
? “I’ve stopped holding back.” ? Poet JIM NASON‘s fifth collection, Touch Anywhere To Begin (Signature Editions, 2016), is hot. Not ‘trying to be hot’ on steroids, not ‘porn-talk.’ Hot. Real hot. A heat that only comes with a certain degree of risk, the unspoken communication between lovers pushing boundaries,…