THIS FRIDAY | KFB POETRY LAB
Three of our nearest and dearest, HOA NGUYEN, CACONRAD, & DAMIAN ROGERS, join in conversation “OCCULT POETICS” at KFB POETRY LAB’s one night only, not-to-be-missed, inaugural event
FRIDAY NOVEMBER 23RD
knife | fork | book
at The Dark Side Studio | 244 Augusta Avenue | 2nd Floor | Kensington Market | Toronto
Doors 6:30 Poetry 7
Access: We are a second floor walk-up with two all-gender washrooms. Please remove your shoes upon entrance.
$15 ADVANCE TICKETS NOW ON SALE ($20/at the door) $10 KFB MEMBERS and STUDENTS (w/valid ID). Available at knife | fork | book
KFB POETRY LAB’s CACONRAD WORKSHOP OCCULT POETICSNOV 24 & 25 SOLD OUT
CACONRAD is the author of 9 books of poetry and essays. While Standing in Line for Death (Wave Books), received the 2018 Lambda Award. A recipient of a Pew Fellowship in the Arts, they also received The Believer Magazine Book Award and The Gil Ott Book Award. Their work has been translated into Spanish, Greek, Polish, Norwegian, Portuguese, Danish and German. They teach regularly at Columbia University in NYC, and Sandberg Art Institute in Amsterdam, and their books, films, essays, rituals and other publications can be found online at http://CAConrad.blogspot.com
Born in the Mekong Delta and raised in the Washington, D.C. Area, HOA NGUYEN is the author of five books of poetry, including As Long As Trees Last, and Red Juice: Poems 1998-2008. Her book Violet Energy Ingots, also from Wave Books, received a 2017 Griffin Prize for poetry nomination. As a public proponent and advocate of contemporary poetry, Nguyen has been featured as writer for Harriet, a blog of the Poetry Foundation, and has had her work profiled on the PBS News Hour. Additional attention to her writing has been promoted through publications in Granta, PEN American Center, Boston Review, The Best Canadian Poetry series, The Walrus, The New York Times, and the Academy of American Poets. Additionally, Nguyen was a finalist for the 2017 K. M. Hunter Artist Award for Literature and recipient of a 2016 Works in Progress Grant from the Ontario Arts Council. She has performed and lectured at numerous institutions, including Princeton University, the Bagley Wright Lecture series, Bard College, Poet’s House, St. Mary’s College of California, the University of Colorado, and Brown University. She lives in Toronto with her family.
DAMIAN ROGERS is the author of two poetry collections: Dear Leader (Coach House Books), which was nominated for the Trillium Poetry Prize; and Paper Radio (ECW Press), which was nominated for the Pat Lowther Memorial Award as well as the ReLit Award. She is currently working on a memoir about her life with her mother, who was diagnosed with dementia in 2010.