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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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At Hoa’s

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

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Among friends

A wonderfully rare opportunity. Poets JONATHAN GARFINKEL + JERAMY DODDS speak of friendship and writing. Last night. knife | fork | book

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Good friends

kb: [my fantasy] Can I get the two of  you in a bathtub? jg: Actually, Jeramy helped me caulk the tiles in my bathroom. Fellow poets, good friends. JERAMY DODDS (DRAKKAR NOIR, Coach House Books, 2017) + JONATHAN GARFINKEL (BOCIANY STORKS, knife fork book, 2017) allow us to be ‘a fly on the wall’ in […]

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T H U R S D A Y   knife | fork | book Doors 6:30  Launch 7-ish    

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Everyday is like

  Sunday. In January. And it feels like it, beneath her mother’s quilt. Does she even want to? (no, it’s Sunday… and she does) 506 High Park to Augusta and the shop greeted by C.J., Aaron, and Takatsu and their glorious new arrival, APPARATUS, an anthology of emerging writers on their own imprint, Inspiritus Press. And it’s a […]

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Mad about mags

The extraordinary new issue of MATRIX MAGAZINE, edited by poet ROXANNA BENNETT now in store alongside The Antigonish Review, Arc Poetry Magazine, BRICK, Broken Pencil, CV2, The Fiddlehead, The Four Poets, Grain, The Malahat Review, Prairie Fire, Room, Vallum, and more. knife | fork | book

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Love letter

  I don’t know how or when I met poet Maureen Hynes. I believe she actually met me. Because that’s what Maureen Hynes does. She meets others, greets them, with a geniune decided interest, a curiosity and warmth that includes you, brings you into the fold. I may not remember how or when, but I […]

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“What is left out of these images is the idea of contact, and contact, of the most intimate sort, is what poetry can accomplish. Poems do not endure as objects but as presences. When you read anything worth remembering, you liberate a human voice; you release into the world again a companion spirit. I read […]

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“Anew and over again.”

“I prefer to not memorize my texts. Instead, I like my poems to be improvisatory like how I often cut every line and stanza of my poems and rearrange them in a different order. It still remains a wonderful poem to me.” STANFORD CHEUNG’s reading copy of Any Seam or Needlework (The Operating System, 2016) […]