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Three years ago this October, KFB launched HOA NGUYEN’s VIOLET ENERGY INGOTS (Wave, 2016) to a full house spilling onto the street in our brand spanking new digs at Rick’s Cafe, Kensington Market. Hoa laughs, but I’ll always credit her for “putting us on the map.” There were many “larger” “established” places she could have […]

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“Keep poetry close to the people.”

Poor. And mighty. Thank you poet. Poets. knife | fork | book

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SUPPORT KFB “A poetry destination”

In three short years, knife | fork | book has gone from a bookcart on Augusta Ave to “one of the top must-read venues for poets from all over North America” Nathaniel G. Moore, Verbicide Magazine More than a “business,” KFB is a passion. A poetry destination. Powered by poets. About to embark on our fourth year. […]

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k | f | b Subscription Series February|18 Selection: KAVEH AKBAR Calling a Wolf a Wolf (Penguin UK Edition) We’ve opened up our k | f | b Subscription Series so you can now join any time of the year for a full year. Previous titles selected have been SAM SAX Madness (Penguin), CANISIA LUBRIN Voodoo Hypothesis […]

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Moving on up

It’s official, we’re moving. After a glorious, unforgettable first year of revelry at Rick’s Cafe in Kensington, the cafe itself has been sold, and Toronto’s Poetry-Only bookshop is now seeking a new home. Hundreds of you, both in person and abroad, have shared your unabashed love for KFB. This is our first ‘ask.’ We need […]