FALL 2022 CLASSIC KFB
PAOLA FERRANTE THE DARK UNWIND
MAUREEN SCOTT HARRIS MORE THAN ONE HOMAGE
LANNII LAYKE OS
DALE MARTIN SMITH BLUR
PUB DATE/LAUNCHES 27.11.22
Layout design R. Kolewe
Printed by John DeJesus at Coach House
Paola Ferrante’s debut poetry collection, What to Wear When Surviving A Lion Attack, (Mansfield Press, 2019) was shortlisted for the Gerald Lampert Memorial Award. Her first short fiction collection, Her Body Among Animals, is forthcoming Spring 2024 from Book*hug Press. She is the Poetry Editor at Minola Review and lives in Toronto, Canada with her spouse Mat, and their son.
Poet and essayist Maureen Scott Harris was born in Prince Rupert, BC, grew up in Winnipeg, and has lived in Toronto since the 1960s. She’s worked as freelance writer and editor, librarian, bookstore clerk, and production manager for Brick Books. Her publications include three collections of poetry and three chapbooks, as well as work in Canadian, American, British, and Australian journals. Her essay on the Don River won the WildCare Tasmania Nature Writing Prize. With the River Poets she has developed poetry walks through Toronto’s ravines and parks.
Lannii Layke is a young, Black writer, editor, and designer from Tkaronto (Toronto). They attend to crafting memory and fine jewellery. This is their first physical collection of poems. In French, os is bone.
A poet and literary scholar, Dale Martin Smith was born in Dallas, Texas. He earned a BA and PhD in English from the University of Texas, and an MA in Poetics from New College of California. He is the author of the full-length poetry collections Slow Poetry in America (2014), Black Stone (2007), and American Rambler (2000), as well as KFB's Sons (2017) and accompanying broadside. Smith’s scholarly contributions include Poets Beyond the Barricade: Rhetoric, Citizenship, and Dissent after 1960 (2012) and two edited editions, An Open Map: The Correspondence of Robert Duncan and Charles Olson and Imagining Persons: Robert Duncan’s Lectures on Charles Olson (both 2017), for which he received Simon Fraser University’s Charles Olson Award. His essays and poetry have appeared in Poetry, The Walrus, LA Review of Books, Boston Review, and Lambda Literary. With Hoa Nguyen, he edited Skanky Possum, a literary zine and book imprint, 1998-2004. Smith joined the faculty of English at Toronto Metropolitan University in 2011.