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This winter, poet HOA NGUYEN returns to FRED WAH with a pair of writing workshops in support of knife | fork | book “Verse, prose, verse-prose: multi-referential yet playful. It is a book of poetics as poem as reality-expanding creative possibility. In a sequence written across books and forty years, MHT is a poetics of […]

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  KFB POETRY LAB WELCOMES “Graham’s poems are sparely worded but full of evocative images that vividly convey a wide range of emotion, from passion to grief.” —CBC Books “Master of the short poem.” – Kirby CATHERINE GRAHAM THE SHORT POEM WORKSHOP Compression, image, metaphor, voice—there are many routes to the short poem. How does it […]

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“Fuck this shit! / Let’s get on with it, let’s die of fucking respect”—MAYER MIDWINTER DAY 40th Anniversary Solstice workshop/gathering held by poet HOA NGUYEN at KFB Poetry Lab. Very.

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Happy 40th

Reading and Writing through Mayer’s MIDWINTER DAY w/HOA NGUYEN on it’s 40th Anniversary at KFB Poetry Lab. Today. Sold Out.

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Bustin’ a stitch

JESSICA BEBENEK’s k2tog (“knit together”) at KFB’s Poetry Lab was filled with laughter, warmth, and “bitchin’ babe power.” Such fun! k2tog now available at knife fork book.

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View this post on Instagram DAY TWO : PURPLE @caconrad88 #workshop #KFBPoetryLab #sunday #occultpoetics A post shared by k | f | b (@knifeforkbook) on Nov 26, 2018 at 7:08am PST Thanks for making our KFB POETRY LAB inaugural weekend a SOLD OUT affair, with special thanks to HOA NGUYEN DAMIAN ROGERS and CACONRAD holding […]

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View this post on Instagram DAY ONE : ROSES @caconrad88 #occultpoetics #workshop #KFBPoetryLab A post shared by k | f | b (@knifeforkbook) on Nov 24, 2018 at 4:29pm PST

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KFB POETRY LAB | SAT DEC 22 “… a plain introduction to modes of love and reason / Then to end I guess with love, a method to this winter season / Now I’ve said this love it’s all I can remember / Of Midwinter Day the twenty-second of December.” – BERNADETTE MAYER, Midwinter Day Mark […]

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At Hoa’s

Reading Notley. Celebrating Joanne Kyger’s birthday. Poet HOA NGUYEN‘s poetry class. Sundays.  

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Writing is sometimes useful that way, with news of the world out there. But out there is only meaningful in its correspondence to in here. Like his poetry, the simple pleasure of sitting with this man, this river, this mountain. FRED WAH at Hoa Nguyen’s Poetry Workshop  16 October 2016 Photos: KIRBY HOA NGUYEN’S VIOLET […]