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pitch lake

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ANDRE BAGOO PITCH LAKE

Peepal Tree Press, 2017.
ANDRE BAGOO is a Trinidadian poet and writer. He is the author of Trick Vessels (Shearsman Books, 2012) and BURN (Shearsman Books, 2015) which was longlisted for the 2016 OCM Bocas Prize for Caribbean Literature. His poetry has appeared at journals such as Almost IslandBoston ReviewCaribbean Review of BooksDraconian SwitchSt Petersburg ReviewThe Poetry Review and elsewhere. Pitch Lake is his third book.

 

This is Good Good

 

Grand.  knife | fork | book

A F MORITZ  A ZACHARY  EMILY IZSAK  GARY BARWIN HOA NGUYEN HUGH THOMAS  JACOB MCARTHUR MOONEY  JAMES G SOUTHCOTT  JAMES LINDSAY  JIMMY MCINNES  JULIE CAMERON GRAY  KIRBY  MICHELLE BROWN  MOEZ SURANI  R KOLEWE  RASIQRA REVULVA  RYAN ECKES  SUE LANDERS  SUPARNA GHOSH  VINCENT COLISTRO  EVERYONE WHO CAME
Photos: KIRBY

 

Debut

First anniversary. First launch. First reading in our spacious, intimate new digs. Three new k | f | b chapbooks, ELIANNA LEV (Sex Made Me) DAVID BRADFORD (Call Out) DALE SMITH (Sons). Last night.  knife | fork | book

Special thanks to book designer, NORMAN NEMETALLAH, printer JOHN DE JESUS at Coach House, editor DAVID BRADFORD, poetry ambassador HOA NGUYEN, and creator of The Dark Side Studio, AUDRA SIMMONS.
And thanks to all who warmed the hearth welcoming our new home.
TODAY 4-7PM: THIS IS ‘GOOD GOOD’ w/RYAN ECKES SUE LANDERS  JIMMY MCINNES JACOB MCARTHUR MOONEY GARY BARWIN HUGH THOMAS R. KOLEWE EMILY ISZAK RASIQRA REVULVA  JULIE CAMERON GRAY JAMES G SOUTHCOTT A ZACHARY +++ SPECIAL GUESTS 
TONIGHT 8PM: IN CONVERSATION JERAMY DODDS & JONATHAN GARFINKEL 
Photos: KIRBY

Window show

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Closing night poetry lovefest at Rick’s Cafe filled the Kensington Market sidewalk with poets AARON TUCKER, ANDREW MCEWAN, AND JULIA POLYCK-O’NEILL reading from the shop window. All were invited to a surprise preview of our new digs across the street at The Dark Side Studio, 244 Augusta Ave 2nd Floor, which opens today, 1-5:30PM.

The poetry fairies are dancing

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WE’VE MOVED

knife | fork | book at The Dark Side Studio, 244 Augusta Avenue, Second Floor (walk-up above Bunner’s Bakery). 

NEW SHOP HOURS: Tuesday through Saturday 1 – 5:30 PM  (Commence Friday, September 15th.)

NEW MAILING ADDRESS:  knife | fork | book c/o The Dark Side Studio  244 Augusta Ave. Second Floor Toronto, ON M5T 2L7
The first reading event in our spacious new digs will be SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 30TH with MARK GOLDSTEIN, PHIL HALL, and ERIN MOURE, immediately followed by our 1st ANNIVERSARY WEEKEND, OCT 6-8TH (see knifeforkbook.com for details).
KFB Signature Thursday Night Poets Series will be moving to a new night, Friday Night Poets, beginning in October. Check this website for updates.
Our Indie-gogo campaign raised 24% of our goal in it’s first week! Simply astonishing. Reaching our goal we’ll defray moving costs, new expenses, and take KFB to the next level. Your kind donation and good word of mouth are greatly appreciated. And, thanks to those contributing to our silent auction in the works, we’re still accepting goods/services.
Thanks for all of your love and support while we were tossed these ‘curve balls’ (good thing she’s handled a few). 
*kisses* 
Kirby
THIS THURSDAY is JULIA POLYCK-O’NEILL ANDREW MCEWEN, and AARON TUCKER our last night at Rick’s Cafe. Doors 6:30 Poetry 7-ish.
THURSDAY SEPT 21st ANAHITA JAMALI RAD | DANIELLE LAWRENCE will be held at ORBITAL ARTS GALLERY 275 AUGUSTA AVE Doors 6:30 Poetry 7-ish

 

 

 

TUESDAY

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THIS TUESDAY NIGHT

METATRON x LIGHT READING x KFB

RUBY BRUNTON
EM YA’AKOV LIBERMAN
ZOE IMANI SHARPE
NATALIE WEE
SENNAH YEE

TUESDAY AUGUST 15TH

knife | fork | book
at Rick’s Cafe | 281 Augusta Avenue | Kensington Market | Toronto

DOORS 6:30 POETRY 7-ISH
Access: Ramp entrance into shop.
RUBY BRUNTON is a New Zealand-born poet who now lives in Brooklyn. She is the New York City emissary of Metatron and a contributing editor at Mask Magazine. Recent work has appeared in Hazlitt, The Fanzine, The New Inquiry, and Hobart. She spends a lot of time thinking about intimacy, resistance, and how to create community and education alternatives.
ZOE IMANI SHARPE is a poet, essayist, and editor whose work explores race, architecture, and alternative sexualities. She is the author of Sullied (Trapshot, 2011). Her collection Butter Arcade is due out next year.
SENNAH YEE lives in Toronto and is completing her doctoral thesis on gendered robot design in film. Her first book of poems, How Do I Look?, will be published by Metatron this fall.
EM YA’AKOV LIBERMAN, of boston & montreal, is a transfeminine genderweird autistic psychonaut writer with insurrectionary sympathies
NATALIE WEE is the author of Our Bodies & Other Fine Machines (Words Dance Publishing, 2016). She has been nominated for a Pushcart Prize and the Best of the Net Anthology 2016.
PICTURED: RUBY BRUNTON. NATALIE WEE. SENNAH YEE.