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THURSDAY NIGHT POETS

ANDREW MCEWAN

JULIA POLYCK-O’NEILL

AARON TUCKER

THURSDAY SEPTEMBER 14TH

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

Doors open 6:30PM | Poetry 7-ish
ANDREW MCEWAN is the author of repeater (a finalist for the 2013 Gerald Lampert Memorial Award) and numerous chapbooks, including Conditional and Can’t tell if this book is depressing or if I’m just sad. He lives in St. Catharines, Ontario.
JULIA POLYCK-O’NEILL is an artist, curator, critic, and writer. She is a doctoral candidate in Brock University’s Interdisciplinary Humanities program (Culture and Aesthetics), where she is completing a SSHRC-funded interdisciplinary and comparative critical study of contemporary conceptualist literature and art in Vancouver. She also co-curates (with Andrew McEwan) the Border Blur Reading Series in St Catharines. Her writing has been published in Feminist Spaces, Tripwire, Fermenting Feminisms (a project of the Laboratory for Aesthetics and Ecology, curated by Lauren Fournier), and The Avant Canada Anthology (forthcoming from WLU Press), and her debut chapbook, femme, was published in 2016 by above/ground press.
AARON TUCKER is the author of the forthcoming Virtual Weaponry: The Militarized Internet in Popular Cinema (Palgrave Macmillan) and irresponsible mediums: the chesspoems of Marcel Duchamp (Bookthug Press). He has also published two other previous books: Interfacing with the Internet in Popular Cinema (Palgrave Macmillan) along with the poetry collection punchlines(Mansfield Press). 
 His current collaborative project, Loss Sets, translates poems into sculptures which are then 3D printed (http://aarontucker.ca/3-d-poems/); he is also the co-creator of The ChessBard, an app that transforms chess games into poems (http://chesspoetry.com).
 In addition, he teaches in the English department at Ryerson University where he is currently teaching essay writing and digital literacy to first year students. You can reach him atucker[at]ryerson[dot]ca.

 

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This would be my first pull:

REBECCA WOLFF Warden (UDP $16) MATTHEW HENDERSON The Lease (Coach House $18) SARA PETERS 1996 (Anansi, Limited Numbered Hardcover $35) MARK STRAND New Selected Poems (used $12) JAMES SCHUYLER Collected Poems ($35) CARL PHILLIPS Silvercrest (Used Hardcover $20) THE VOLTA BOOK OF POETS ($30) TONYA M. FOSTER A Swarm of Bees in High Court (Belladonna $22) LOUISE GLUCK Proofs & Theories (used $14) HAROLD NORSE Memoirs of a Bastard Angel (used $22) W.S. MERWIN The Rain in the Trees (used $14) JAMES MERRILL The Changing Light at Sandover used $16).

Total $254.  CUSTOMER APPRECIATION NIGHT $127.

ONE NIGHT ONLY. ONE BIG THANK YOU.

KFB CUSTOMER APPRECIATION NIGHT TUESDAY JULY 18TH 6-9PM

 

‘Can you tell me about KFB?’

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I remember stopping in one Friday this past March feeling rundown and fed up with this city and Kirby was all smiles, and then Ralph Kolewe, a great poet, dropped in, and then Kate Sutherland, another great poet, dropped in, and we all sat in the sun together, looking at poetry, talking. And I instantly remembered why I was in Toronto.

REBECCAH LOVE Interview with David Bradford Toronto Arts Report July 10, 2017.

SLO-PO w/DAVID BRADFORD returns 21/09/17
DAVID BRADFORD CALL OUT 06/10/17 from KFB
Photos: R. KOLEWE

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THIS TUESDAY | SPECIAL EVENT

Joshua BECKMAN

Gloria FRYM

Jennifer STILL

Doors 6:30 Poetry 7-ish
JOSHUA BECKMAN was born in New Haven, Connecticut. He is the author of nine books, including The Inside of an Apple, Take It, Shake, Your Time Has Come, and two collaborations with Matthew Rohrer: Nice Hat. Thanks. and Adventures While Preaching the Gospel of Beauty. He is an editor at Wave Books and has translated numerous works of poetry and prose, including Micrograms, by Jorge Carrera Andrade, 5 Meters of Poems (Ugly Duckling Presse, 2010) by Carlos Oquendo de Amat and Poker (Ugly Duckling Presse, 2008) by Tomaž Šalamun, which was a finalist for the PEN America Poetry in Translation Award. Most recently, he has co-edited Supplication: Selected Poems of John Wieners. He is also the recipient of numerous other awards, including a NYFA fellowship and a Pushcart Prize. He lives in Seattle and New York.
GLORIA FRYM is a poet and prose writer.  Her most recent book is The True Patriot, a collection of proses (Spuyten Duyvil).   She is the author of other short story collections–Distance No Object (City Lights Books), and How I Learned (Coffee House Press)–as well as many volumes of poetry, including The Stage Stop Motel and Mind Over Matter.  Her book Homeless at Home received an American Book Award.  She is twice a recipient of The Fund for Poetry Award, the Walter & Elise Haas Creative Work Fund Grant, the San Francisco State University Poetry Center Book Award, and several California Arts Council grants to teach poetry writing to jail inmates.  She teaches in the MFA and BA Writing Programs at California College of the Arts in San Francisco. 
JENNIFER STILL is the recipient of the 2012 John Hirsch Award for Most Promising Manitoba Writer. Her second collection of poems, Girlwood (Brick Books, 2011), was nominated for the 2012 Aqua Books Lansdowne Prize for Poetry. A faculty member of the 2013 Banff Centre of the Arts Wired Writing Studio and a poetry editor for the literary journal CV2, Jennifer lives within hopeful proximity of Philip’s Magical Paradise, the only magic museum in Western Canada. Her newest collection, Comma, is out now from BookThug.