HOA NGUYEN Ask About Language As If It Forgets
Poetry. Chapbook. ISBN 978-1-989355-10-7
AVAILABLE FOR PREORDER. PUB DATE 24 SEPTEMBER 2019.
Hoa Nguyen is the author of several books of poetry, including As Long As Trees Last, Red Juice, and Violet Energy Ingots, which received a 2017 Griffin Prize nomination. As a public proponent and advocate of contemporary poetry, she has served as guest editor for The Best Canadian Poetry in English 2018 and she has performed and lectured at numerous institutions, including Princeton University, Bard College, Poet’s House, and the Banff Centre’s Writers Studio. Recipient of a 2019 Pushcart Prize and a 2020 Neustadt International Prize for Literature nomination, Nguyen was born in the Mekong Delta, raised and educated in the United States, and has lived in Canada since 2011.
Silver & Gold
KFB "SILVER & GOLD" HOLIDAY GIFT PACK
HOA NGUYEN ASK ABOUT LANGUAGE AS IF IT FORGETS
brandy ryan + KERRY MANDERS AFTER PULSE
brandy ryan + Kerry Manders AFTER PULSE
There is a vigil planned at the 519 community centre and I / must bring my camera the event will offer some good photo / ops (us queers are always good for that) and this would be / good documentary practice and good witnessing so I ready my / Nikon DSLR and pack my lenses and make sure I have / memory cards and juiced batteries.
But I leave my camera at home.
These are pictures I cannot take.
Poetry. Chapbook. ISBN 978-1-989355-04-6
Available for pre-order. Pub Date 24 September 2019.
Kerry Manders is a Toronto-based writer, editor, and photographer whose personal projects focus on queer memory and mourning. Current work includes articles on queer photography for the New York Times, a monthly interview series for Women Photograph, and oral histories for Toronto's West End Phoenix.
brandy ryan works, lives, and walks in Toronto. she writes about objects and women and sex and anger. she takes photos of flowers in the gutter. she is currently navigating a manuscript of unruly BRs, an exploration of queer domesticity, and some thoughts on Buffy. there is always a cat on her lap(top).
KIRBY "THIS IS WHERE I GET OFF"
Beneath the laundry list of bacchanal (mesmerizing to the most denied voyeur) TIWIGO serves as both a tender eulogy for a bygone Toronto (and Anywhere) and a remedy for a sexually terrified, polarized, loveless and re-repressed 2019, absolutely unprotected in word and deed. - CHRIS COLOHAN Negative Space
"She'd kill for a fresh bottle of poppers."
THIS IS WHERE I GET OFF
Permanent Sleep Press
Forward: LYNN CROSBIE
Cover photo: unknown
Layout: SCOTT WADE
KIRBY's previous chapbooks are Simple Enough, The World Is Fucked and Sometimes Beautiful, Cock & Soul, Bob's boy, and She's Having a Doris Day (knife fork book, 2017). They've appeared in The Rusty Toque, Matrix Magazine, Carousel, and numerous anthologies beginning with the letter Q. Kirby is the founder/publisher of knife | fork | book, Toronto.
NOT YOUR BEST no 1 Edited by ERIC SCHMALTZ
With contributors from Burlington, Brooklyn, Calgary, Hamilton, London, Los Angeles, Montreal, Ottawa, Philadelphia,Tokyo, Toronto, and Welland, this issue of Not Your Best, in its modest way, gathers an international company of poets who provide us with a glimpse at what is happening across the field now, nearly fifty years after the first wave of modernist concrete poetry. – ERIC SCHMALTZ, Editor NOT YOUR BEST No. 1
FEATURING WORK BY SACHA ARCHER GARY BARWIN JESSICAN BEBENEK derek beaulieu bill bissett TOM COMMITTA RACHEL BLAU DuPLESSIS AMANDA EARL MARK LALIBERTE ARNOLD McBAY BILLY MAVREAS IMOGEN REID RASIQRA REVULVA CAM SCOTT KATE SIKLOSI DANI SPINOSA hiromi suzuki
EDITED BY ERIC SCHMALTZ
KFB POETRY LAB PRESENTS: CATHERINE GRAHAM "THE SHORT POEM" WORKSHOP SATURDAY FEB 1ST
“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 RETURNS FEB 1!
Compression, image, metaphor, voice—there are many routes to the short poem. How does it accomplish so much in a little arena?
In this workshop we’ll explore the elements behind the short poem. Through examples, exercises, discussion and reflection, we’ll explore the landscape of the small. The opportunity to read your drafts will be part of the process.
This workshop is suitable for all levels—from beginner to advanced.
Tuition guarantees your seat. Spaces limited. Register TODAY.
THE SHORT POEM
Saturday FEB 1
k | f | b MEZZANINE
at Artscape Youngplace
180 Shaw Street
WORKSHOP FEE $95
CATHERINE GRAHAM is a Toronto-based novelist and poet. Her sixth poetry collection The Celery Forest was named a CBC Best Book of the Year, appears on their Ultimate Canadian Poetry list and was a finalist for the Fred Cogswell Award for Excellence in Poetry. Winner of the Toronto International Festival of Authors’ Poetry NOW competition, her work has appeared in journals and anthologies around the world. Her debut novel Quarry won an Independent Publisher Book Awards Gold Medal for Fiction, “The Very Best!” Book Awards for Best Fiction and was a finalist for the CAA’s Fred Kerner Book Award and 2018 Sarton Women’s Book Award for Contemporary Fiction. She teaches creative writing at the University of Toronto where she won an Excellence in Teaching Award. Her next book Aether: an Out-of-Body Lyric will be published in 2020. Visit her at www.catherinegraham.com. Follow her on Instagram and Twitter @catgrahampoet.
KHASHAYAR MOHAMMADI Dear Kestrel [eBook]
Poetry. Electronic book.
PDF download of KFB chapbook.
KATE SUTHERLAND BEASTS OF THE SEA
ISBN 978 0 9959300 8 7
$15 (+$5 shipping) NOTE: US orders in USD funds.
KATE SUTHERLAND is the author of two books of short stories (Summer Reading and All In Together Girls) and a collection of poems (How to Draw a Rhinoceros). Summer Reading won a Saskatchewan Book Award, and How to Draw a Rhinoceros was shortlisted for a Creative Writing Book Award by the Association for the Study of Literature and the Environment. Her stories and poems have appeared in magazines and anthologies including Best Canadian Poetry and Best American Experimental Writing. She is currently at work on a new collection of poems on the theme of extinction.
R. KOLEWE silence, then [eBook]
Poetry. Electronic book.
PDF download of r. kolewe's sold out KFB chapbook.
CODY CAETANO PLEASURE DOME POEMS
"...a few moments before he pull his pantaloons off, hope
he quits rubbing at the wrong piece of chalk, watch
his broken pool cue, hope he knows to not peel stickers
off a rubix, looking for ways to hurt you..."
Cody Caetano's debut chapbook exists at the fever scrim of language. Pleasure Dome Poems is a thrill ride in Cody's searingly original style, his achingly tangy cadence.
Cody Alexander Joseph Caetano is an Anishinaabe and Portuguese writer. Cody is finishing his MA in Creative Writing at the University of Toronto, where he facilitates workshops, serves as the co-editor (‘echo-lo-chief’) for Echolocation literary journal, and is at work on a nonfiction manuscript under the mentorship of Sto:lo writer Lee Maracle.
CODY CAETANO. PLEASURE DOME POEMS. Poetry. Chapbook. What Queer Reading is an imprint of knife | fork | book. Series Editor FAN WU.
Artist: Lena Suksi
Design: r. kolewe
wQr What Queer Reading series edited by FAN WU first two releases CODY CAETANO's Pleasure Dome Poems + PRATHNA LOR 7, 2 in a bundle.
What Queer Reading is an imprint of knife | fork | book
PRATHNA LOR 7, 2
walking down turmeric aisle
some part of you still sensitive to talking
revolving door and
open can of beans
and the thought of clasped palms"
Prathna Lor's second poetry chapbook joins oblique objects with the tender edges of parataxis and longing. 7,2 is full of the solidity of the hard-won image: inside one finds tiny carnages mixed with rejuvenation; the tickle of epiphany narrowly escaped; the freshness of a syntax hardly worn. Here is a lesson in the benevolent contradiction of how speaking hurt nourishes.
Prathna Lor is a living poet.
PRATHNA LOR 7, 2 Poetry. Chapbook. Debut of our What Queer Reading Series. An imprint of knife | fork | book. Series Editor FAN WU
Artist: Lena Suksi
Design : r. kolewe