KFB POETRY LAB PRESENTS: MIDWINTER DAY POETRY WORKSHOP w/HOA NGUYEN SATURDAY DEC 22ND
“… 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 the shortest day, Midwinter Day, write.
On the fortieth anniversary of Midwinter Day, Mayer's famous long poem written over the span of a day, HOA NGUYEN leads a 3-hour poetry workshop at knife | fork | book
Join this three hour guided romp and celebration of community for word-fire-making. Expect to get a lot of writing done.
Tuition guarantees your seat. Books at the shop for 20 bucks. Spaces limited.
Click now: Hoa's workshops fill quickly.
Saturday December 22
WORKSHOP FEE $95
KFB MEMBERS Book Included with fee.
HOA NGUYEN's poetry collections include As Long As Trees Last, Red Juice: Poems 1998-2008, and Violet Energy Ingots from Wave Books. She teaches poetics at Ryerson University, for the low residency MFA programs at Miami University and Bard College, and in a long-running, private workshop. http://www.hoa-nguyen.com/
KATE SUTHERLAND BEASTS OF THE SEA
ISBN 978 0 9959300 8 7
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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.
PUBLICATION DATE: OCT 5, 2018 AVAILABLE FOR PREORDER
ROXANNA BENNETT Unseen Garden
Poetry. Chapbook. ISBN 978-0-9959300-5-6
ROXANNA BENNETT is a disabled poet living in Ontario, Canada. She is the author of The Uncertainty Principle (Tightrope Books, 2014). Her work has appeared in PRISM International, Arc Poetry Magazine, Poetry is Dead, Vallum, CV2, Cosmonauts Avenue, Qwerty, carte blanche, and elsewhere.
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JOHN STINTZI The Machete Tourist
Poetry. Chapbook. ISBN 978-0-9959300-6-3
JOHN STINTZI is a writer and artist who grew up on a cattle farm in northwestern Ontario. John is currently completeting their first collection of poems as well as a few books of fiction. John lives in Kansas City with their partner and two stuffed animals from IKEA, and may be found online at http://www.john-stintzi.com or @stintzi on Twitter.
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DALE SMITH Sons
"His hand on you / Asleep and darkness / Where no moon tonight / Breathe him in"
DALE SMITH’s SONS renders masculine love as it is observed and passed between sons and father, father and sons.
DALE SMITH SONS
ISBN 978 0 9959300 4 9
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DALE SMITH is a poet, critic, and scholar of poetry and rhetorical theory on the faculty of English at Ryerson University, Toronto. He is the editor with Robert J. Bertholf of An Open Map: The Robert Duncan / Charles Olson Correspondence and Imagining Persons: Robert Duncan’s Lectures on Charles Olson. A critical study of poetry and public culture, Poets Beyond the Barricade: Rhetoric, Citizenship, and Dissent after 1960, was published in 2012. His writing has appeared in The Baffler, Best American Poetry 2002, Columbia Poetry Review, Denver Quarterly, The Walrus, and elsewhere. A recent book of poetry, Slow Poetry in America, was published by Cuneiform in 2014; other poetry includes American Rambler (2000); The Flood & the Garden (2002); Black Stone (2007); and Susquehanna (2008). His reviews and essays have appeared in the Boston Review, the Los Angeles Review of Books, and Brick. Born in Dallas, Texas, Smith has resided in Ontario since 2011 with the poet Hoa Nguyen and their children, Keaton and Waylon.
JONATHAN GARFINKEL Bociany (Storks)
"Somewhere in their grief, a prayer."
JONATHAN GARFINKEL Bociany (Storks)
ISBN 978 0 9959300 3 2
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JONATHAN GARFINKEL’s multi-genre writing has been translated into twelve languages, and his plays have been produced throughout Canada, Germany, Russia and Ukraine. He is the author of the book of poems Glass Psalms (Turnstone Press) and has written numerous plays including The Trials of John Demjanjuk: A Holocaust Cabaret and the Governor-General shortlisted House of Many Tongues. His memoir Ambivalence: Crossing the Israel/Palestine Divide was published in five countries to critical acclaim (Penguin Canada and Norton and Norton US). Jonathan is also an award-winning non-fiction writer; his journalism has appeared in places like The Globe and Mail, The Walrus, Eighteen Bridges, Tablet and PEN International. In 2015 he was commissioned to adapt Rawi Hage’s Cockroach for the stage, which premiered at Alberta Theatre Projects in Calgary in 2016. Currently it is in development with Soulpepper. Named by the Toronto Star as “one to watch”, he teaches playwriting at the National Theatre School of Canada in Montreal.
JEFF KIRBY She's Having a Doris Day
"Where was she?"
JEFF KIRBY She's Having a Doris Day
ISBN 978 0 9959300 0 1
Cover: Drew Shannon
Each day she wakens / wonders what day is / this? what, if anything, she / has to do, or even if / she has to
In She's Having a Doris Day, we find ourselves lost in pinkness, genderqueerness, whiteness, madness, sadness, gladness, and the beauty that keeps us here. From an entire morning finding her coffee, waking to the news of today's massacre, to still having to deal with men. This is classic Kirby.
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JEFF KIRBY's earlier chapbooks include Simple Enough, Cock & Soul, Bob's boy, and The world is fucked and sometimes beautiful. His work appears in numerous anthologies beginning with the letter Q, and most recently online at The Rusty Toque, Matrix Magazine and bandcamp/jeffkirby. Kirby is the owner/publisher of knife | fork | book.
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LAUREN TURNER We're Not Going To Do Better Next Time SOLD OUT
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Poetry. Chapbook. ISBN 978-0-9959300-8-7 SOLD OUT
LAUREN TURNER is a poet and an essayist. Her writing appears in Arc Magazine, Minola Review, Cosmonauts Avenue, carte blanche, BAD NUDES, Peach Mag, and elsewhere. She lives in Montréal, Québec on the traditional and unceded territory of the Kanien’kehá:ka people.