The Small Machine Talks Interviews Toronto writer and bookstore owner, Kirby

Dear AngelHousePress Friends and Contributors,

In the latest episode of the Small Machine Talks, I interview Toronto writer and bookshop owner, Kirby at Patty’s Pub in Old Ottawa South.

Over pints and truffle fries we speak about Kirby’s journey into writing, and the evolution and future of Knife, Fork, Book, Canada’s only poetry book store, the press and wQr imprint with editor Fan Wu, printing at Coach House, erotica, AIDS activism, gratitude, praise, the poet Hoa Nguyen, double entendres, reading poetry in public about taboo subjects and the importance of knowing one’s audience, readings in bathhouses, rejoicing in the body, the positive energy of Knife, Fork, Book.

a.m. kozak couldn’t be with us alas and was very much missed.

What a great experience chatting with this visionary poet, publisher, bookstore owner and friend.

Knife, Fork, Book –
Tree Reading Series
[a video of the reading will be posted on the Tree site soon]
A Cocksucker’s Prayer –
Rusty Toque, Issue 13
Northern Exposure: Jeff Kirby’s A Builder of Homes for Books and Readers in Toronto in Boog City
Hoa Nguyen –

Thanks to Charles Earl for processing this recording, to Jennifer Pederson for intros and outros, to Kirby for the great interview and to all of you for listening and sharing the podcast with poetry enthusiasts everywhere.

Stay tuned for the next episode!

yr fallen angel,
Amanda Earl
ps-don’t forget to send me work for by February 28. More details under Ezines at


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