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  beautiful @itsakirby of @knifeforkbook handles each and every poetry book with love. taken last night at the touching and endlessly inspiring Poetry in Voice (@PIV_LVP) Recitation Finals last night. I was there with my daughter, Sadie. Her eyes were lit the whole evening. — Shannon Bramer (@brokencloudco) April 20, 2018 Thank you to […]

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True for me

too.  knife | fork | book (Thanks Wendy. Poets.)

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Full circle

Hoa and I met in the washroom at a CAConrad workshop four or five years ago. When we opened the shop, she asked if there was anything special I wanted to see happen, and I said for my 58th birthday, I’d like to launch a new chapbook and read with CA. Here we are. KIRBY CACONRAD […]

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Hello Spring

Thank you Lisa, Coach House Books, Rick’s Cafe and all who attended in welcoming Spring. knife | fork | book UP NEXT at KFB:  March 23rd  STUART ROSS | STEVE MEAGHER. March 26th ERIN MOURE  CHUS PATO Secession / Insecession TORONTO BOOK LAUNCH (NOTE: Sunday 3-5PM). March 30th  JULIE CAMERON GRAY | NYLA MATUK. March 31st METATRON SHOWCASE. APRIL 1ST  VALLUM CHAPBOOK SHOWCASE. April 6th MIKE […]

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Such good company

CANADIAN LAUNCH | PREMIERE A staged reading of MADELEINE BRAUN and PARKER MENZIMER‘s collaborative work TrueBlock at the storefront of knife | fork | book last night. A limited edition of TrueBlock now on sale at k|f|b Photos: KIRBY  

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Today’s the day

Happy Birthday, great poet. Generous teacher. Beloved friend. Radiant beauty. Queen of hearts. Pictured: HOA NGUYEN 

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Special delivery

“Happiest of New Years and everything” Thank you Elisabeth (& Jonathan, too!)  Warmly received. knife | fork | book

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What keeps me here

  Anansi. Anthuser. Apt.9. Arsenal Pulp. Baseline. BookThug. Brick. Canadian Magazines. Coach House. Coffee House. Copper Canyon. Desert Pets Press. Dumagrad. Fellow independent booksellers. Frog Hollow. Gaspereau. Gesture. Goose Lane. Guernica Editions. Invisible. Krupskaya. Mansfield. Metatron. The Operating System. Palimpsest. Pedlar. Porcupine’s Quill. Puddles of Sky. Self-publishers. Signature Editions. The Song Cave. Sunny Outside. Thee […]

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“Rock with you

What rocked our world this year? @knifeforkbook did! Thank you to @itsakirby for being a true champion of #poetry! — BookThug (@bookthug) December 20, 2016   girl, all night”  knife | fork | book

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The poets

@knifeforkbook @bookthug @LawandLit @RicksKensington @itsakirby – I’ll certainly be back soon. Thank you so much for giving poetry a home. — Jimmy McInnes (@JimmyMcInnes) November 18, 2016 Yes, there’s plenty of things to say goodbye to 2016. But, we have dozens, (if not hundreds), of reasons to be thankful. The real story? Since we’ve opened in […]