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 15th JESSICA HIEMSTRA | DAVID WHITE June 21st KFB CHAPBOOK LAUNCH | DAVID BRADFORD | ELIANNA LEV | JONATHAN GARFINKEL | Hosted by JEFF KIRBY
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
Stew, my paddling companion, coughs, says:“I didn’t think I’d miss the insectsas much as the potable water,the blue sky, green.”*
A breeze makes me glad to be in my body.**
THURSDAY NIGHT POETS
Arguments for Lawn Chairs
Touch Anywhere to Begin
Doors 6:30PM Poetry 7-ish
knife | fork | book @ Rick’s Cafe | 281 Augusta Avenue | Kensington Market
Aaron Kreuter is a writer of fiction and poetry. His first collection of poetry, Arguments For Lawn Chairs, is out now from Guernica Editions. You and Me, Belonging, a collection of short fiction, is forthcoming from Tightrope Books.
Jim Nason is the author of four previous collections of poetry, most recently, Music Garden. He has also published two novels, The Housekeeping Journals and I Thought I Would Be Happy, as well as a collection of short fiction, The Girl on the Escalator. His award-winning poems, essays and stories have been published in literary journals across the United States and Canada, including The Best Canadian Poetry in English 2008, 2010, and 2014. He has been a finalist for the CBC Literary Award in both fiction and poetry categories. Jim was born in Montreal and has lived in Calgary, Vancouver, and Syracuse. He has degrees from York, Ryerson, and McGill Universities and presently lives in Toronto where he writes and teaches. He is the owner and publisher of Tightrope Books.
*AARON KRUETER from Paddling the Nickel Tailings Near Sudbury **JIM NASON Touch Anywhere to Begin p.75
“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 book. Nason reminds us that the city is both real and surreal, a place of creatures and buildings, imagination and deep emotions.”