Knife Fork Book

Episode 91: Knife Fork Book

Recorded on Thursday, June 23, 2022 In this episode of our ongoing series of talks with publishers of small presses, I speak with Kirby of Knife Fork Book about their poetic origins, both the press and the bookstore in Toronto, their publications and plans, including the inaugural FERTILE 2022, a festival of new and inventive…

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Episode 89 – The Blasted Tree

recorded on Thursday, April 21 http://www.theblastedtree.com/ https://theblastedtree.bandcamp.com/ I speak with Kyle Flemmer of the Blasted Tree about the inspiration for the press, its beginnings in 2014, how it works, who he has published, and what’s in store for the future. We talked about falling in love with chapbooks. I suggest Kyle could be a superhero…

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Episode 82: Coven Editions

Recorded on Nov 29, 2021 Visit Coven Editions https://www.coveneditions.com/ and buy chapbooks. We discuss the beginnings of Coven Editions, the collaboration between the founders, Emilia Morgan and Stephanie Meloche. We discuss individual chapbooks, broadsides and the online magazine, deathcap. We share our love for handmade chapbooks, paper and all things small press. Emilia and Stephanie…

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Episode 65: James Lindsay

James Lindsay is the author of Double Self-Portrait, Our Inland Sea and the chapbook Ekphrasis! Ekphrasis!. He is the co-founder of Pleasence Records and works in book publishing. “an interview is a kind of intimacy that must fail in order to be near to real.” from Dog Park James reads the title poem, “Double Self-Portrait”…

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Episode 64: Interview with Sachiko Murakami

Recorded on Wednesday, August 26, 2020 via Zoom Sachiko Murakami is the author of four collections of poetry. Her first collection, The Invisibility Exhibit (Talonbooks 2008), was a finalist for the Governor-General’s Literary award and the Gerald Lampert Memorial Award. She has also created many collaborative digital poetry projects, most notably Project Rebuild, a companion…

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The Small Machine Talks Episode 57 Trees, Rain, Bicycles, Gardens, Wandering, Spring!

I open the episode with a reading of an excerpt from Samuel Beckett, Watt (Olympia Press, 1953). Good morning and welcome to the Small Machine Talks Episdoe 57. I’m alone again, recording the episode solo due to Covid-19’s physical distancing requirement. At this time, I find myself seeking out some of my favourite poems about…

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Episode 27 – Interview with Kirby

Before their featured appearance at the Tree Read…

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Episode 24

We discuss upcoming literary events, current read…

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Episode 14 – VERSeFest Special

The Small Machine Talks, Episode 14, the VERSeFes…

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Episode 12

Upcoming events, current reads, events wish list,…

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