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LILLIAN NECAKOV NICHOLAS POWER JIM SMITH

FRIDAY NOVEMBER 3RD

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

Doors 6:30 Poetry 7-ish
LILLIAN NECAKOV is the author of Sickbed of Dogs, Wolsak and Wynn, 1989, Polaroids, Coach House Books, 1997, Hat Trick, Exile Editions, 1998, The Bone Broker, Mansfield Press, 2007, Hooligans, Mansfield Press 2011, and The Lake Contains an Emergency Room, Apt. 9 Press, 2015.
JIM SMITH is the author of fifteen books and chapbooks published between 1979 and 2012, including One Hundred Most Frightening Things (blewointmentpress, 1985), Convincing Americans (Proper Tales Press, 1986), The Schwarzenegger Poems (Surrealist Poets Gardening Association, 1988), Translating Sleep (Wolsak & Wynn, 1989), Leonel/Roque (Coteau Books, 1998), Back Off, Assassin! New and Selected Poems (Mansfield Press, 2009) and his newest collection, Happy Birthday, Nicanor Parra, released by Mansfield Press in November 2012.
NICHOLAS POWER, a founding member of the Meet the Presses literary collective, performs in wild places with the River Poets. He’s been published by Teksteditions (Melancholy Scientist), Underwhich Editions (wells), The Writing Space (a modest device), and Battered Press (No Poems). He edits and publishes with his own Gesture Press.

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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