Catching Up with K.B. Thors

Where can we read some of your recent work?

My book of poems, Vulgar Mechanics, came out last fall! I was excited to interview Nathanaël for BOMB late last year, and I just finished writing about changing my pen name for the Québec Writers’ Foundation.

What are you reading right now?

I just got into Katharine Coldiron’s Ceremonials, which I’m really enjoying. I recently finished Leland Cheuk’s painfully good comic novel, No Good Very Bad Asian, and War Against All Puerto Ricans, a non-fiction crash course in Puerto Rico’s colonial struggle, written by Nelson Antonio Denis.

What’s next for you? 

Getting to work on my second book of poems, a tectonic love triangle involving earthquakes and oil rig workers. That and blogging as the CBC/QWF 2020 Montréal Writer in Residence.


K.B. Thors is the author of Vulgar Mechanics (Coach House Books) and translator of Kristín Svava Tómasdóttir’s Stormwarning (Phoneme), which was nominated for the 2019 PEN Literary Award for Poetry in Translation. A poet and educator from rural Canada, she is the 2020 CBC/QWF Montréal Writer in Residence.


K.B. Thors poem “Terror to the Tune of ‘I Think We’re Alone Now’” in issue 2:1 of Tinderbox.