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This is just Day One of our July/Aug Fundraising/Membership Drive and our Patreon increased by $30/month. A good sign. Thank you!

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“There is no half-measure / to praise / or grief”

She’s launched. KIRBY THIS IS WHERE I GET OFF Permanent Sleep Press last Saturday Night, with PAUL-DANIEL TORRES CODY CAETANO JIM JOHNSTONE (Host) DON PYLE (Sound) FAN WU & CODY (Dancers) BUY THE BOOK IN STORE at KFB and PERMENENT SLEEP PRESS BOOKSHOP (Parkdale) and ONLINE at shopKFB KIRBY UP NEXT MAY 16TH BIBLIOASIS (WINDSOR) w/ […]

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The significance of place

Poets. What keeps us here. Poetry. What we serve. Well. Please consider becoming a KFB Member. Thank you.   knife | fork | book Photos: Winter 2018/19 at KFB

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KFB MEMBERSHIP NOW AT PATREON

CLICK ON THE STINTZI IMAGE ABOVE TO BECOME A PATREON MEMBER OF KFB BY REQUEST. Many of you who already benefit as KFB MEMBERS have asked for an easy way to make ongoing [monthly] contributions and recommended PATREON to us. Thank you. Already a KFB Member? Thank you! Your one-time one-year contribution will be honoured, […]

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SOLD OUT

TONIGHT’S EVENT IS SOLD OUT. THERE WILL BE NO TICKETS AT THE DOOR. PLEASE HAVE YOUR VALID TICKET/S READY UPON ENTRANCE. THANK YOU! KFB pic.twitter.com/EkgW3nnxGk — knifeforkbook (@knifeforkbook) November 23, 2018

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Book Donations WELCOME

FROM BOX TO SHELF. We are so grateful to our poets and readers who support the shop in numerous ways, including donating new, rare, and gently used poetry books. You may not know this, but KFB started with Kirby’s own private collection of 40 years along with a significant donation of chapbooks from poet HOA […]

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Marveling

But tonight, I’m marveling in this body a moment, * I don’t quite know how it happens when nights like last seem magically called into being. Actually, yes, I do know. You all came. Three extraordinary new works/chapbooks by ROXANNA BENNETT, LAUREN TURNER, JOHN STINTZI, and a breathtakingly beautiful broadside from DALE SMITH SONS (our […]

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Bear hug

To all who supported our IndieGOGO funder, near and far, thank you.  Dearly.  knife | fork | book Pictured: Poet ELIANNA LEV Sex Made Me KFB 2017.  Photo: KIRBY

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What keeps us here

Help!! This is the best thing that’s happened to Toronto!! https://t.co/0Lgabv0cf7 — Jake Byrne (@jakebyrnewrites) September 6, 2017 @itsakirby and @knifeforkbook changed the way I think of community, and changed my life. Click thru if you can. https://t.co/uRywoUa6t5 — David Bradford (@BartleBeeps) September 6, 2017 please read and consider supporting this little heaven for poetry […]

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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 […]