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244 Augusta Avenue
Toronto, ON M5T 2L7

Toronto's poetry community found a home in KNIFE | FORK | BOOK, a poetry-only takeover of the front of a cafe in the city's vibrant Kensington Market neighborhood. 

KNIFE | FORK | BOOK, is an independent bookstore located in Toronto’s Kensington Market, owned by Jeff Kirby. Kirby opened the poetry-only shop in October 2016. At the time, he said: “chapbooks were especially being sought out by customers.” The press published new works by David Bradford and Jonathan Garfinkel, and a new edition of Elianna Lev’s Sex Made Me. The line launched with She’s Having a Doris Day, a collection by KNIFE | FORK | BOOK proprietor-editor Jeff Kirby. All books were designed by Norman Nehmetallah and printed at Coach House Press.

Kirby has no set schedule for future volumes, but says he plans to release several more books in the fall. The line will be available in-store, online, and at various other independent booksellers, including the Biblioasis shop in Windsor, Ontario.