Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Saturday Night, May 23rd: Andrew Choate, Chelsea Rector & Mathew Timmons



Andrew Choate is the author of Too Many Times I See Every Thing Just The Way It Is (Residual Press, PRB Editions), Language Makes Plastic of the Body (Palm Press) and Stingray Clapping (Insert Blanc Press). He is currently working on two books: Learning, which will be published by Writ Large Press and I Love You More, for Insert Blanc. He is a member of Inner Dinner, a performance art dining collective, and is the host of The Unwrinkled Ear radio show on KCHUNG every other Tuesday from 5­-7pm PST. His most recent piece of music writing was about the 2014 Nickelsdorf Konfrontationen. In terms of pictures, he is saintbollard.

Chelsea Rector keeps poems here: www.crimpingiron.tumblr.com, and writes about art for ArtSlant Contemporary Art Network. Chelsea inhabits The Theater, as a player in LA's own Gawdafful Theater Company. In 2009 Chelsea began a long-­term holiday music project, True Holiday Classic (Vol. I­III), while other original vocal and instrumental music is heard on her 2013 cassette, Popular American Song. In 2014 Chelsea and colleague Caitlin Adams formed Best Friends, an experimental dance performance collective. Chelsea has two cats.

Mathew Timmons’ works include Terrifying Photo (Wonder, 2015), Joyful Noise for three or more voices (Jaded Ibis, 2012), The New Poetics (Les Figues, 2010), and CREDIT (Blanc Press, 2009). His visual and performance work has been shown at Night Gallery, Weekend Gallery, Pomona College Museum of Art, Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions, Museum of Contemporary Art Denver, California College of the Arts, ArtSpeak Vancouver, & LACMA among other galleries and institutions. An active editor and curator, Mathew works as editor & publisher of Insert Blanc Press, General Director of General Projects, and he has curated events, readings and ephemeral art shows throughout Los Angeles. He co-produces and co-hosts the art and culture podcast The People on KCHUNG radio 1630AM with Ben White. 

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Saturday, May 23, 2015
Doors open at 7pm
Reading at 7:30pm

Poetic Research Bureau
951 Chung King Rd.
Los Angeles, CA
90012
 

Monday, May 11, 2015

Sat, May 16th, 7:30pm: Amy Gerstler & Thomas Devaney


 Amy Gerstler’s most recent books of poetry include Dearest Creature, Ghost Girl, Medicine, and Crown of Weeds. Her work has appeared in Paris Review, The New Yorker, Poetry, American Poetry Review, and elsewhere. Her book Scattered at Sea will be published by Penguin in June, 2015. She teaches in the MFA writing program at the University of California at Irvine.



Thomas Devaney is the author of Runaway Goat Cart (Hanging Loose, 2015), Calamity Jane (Furniture Press, 2014), and The Picture that Remains (The Print Center, 2014). His collaborations with the Institute of Contemporary Art include “The Empty House,” for The Big Nothing and “Tales from the 215,” for Zoe Strauss’s “Philadelphia Freedom.” Devaney is the 2104 recipient of a Pew Fellowship in the Arts and he teaches at Haverford College.


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Saturday, May 16, 2015
Doors open at 7pm
Reading at 7:30pm

Poetic Research Bureau
951 Chung King Rd.
Los Angeles, CA
90012

Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Sat, May 9th, 7:30pm: Harmony Holiday & Paul Vangelisti

 
Harmony Holiday is a poet, dancer, archivist, mythscientist and the author of Negro League Baseball (Fence, 2011), Go Find Your Father/ A Famous Blues (Ricochet, 2014), and Hollywood Forever forthcoming from Fence in Spring 2015. She was the winner of the 2013 Ruth Lily Fellowship and she curates the Afrosonics archive, a collection of rare and out-of-print LPs and soundbites featuring poetry and poetics from throughout the African Diaspora, in both analog at Columbia University's music library and digitally as a Tumblr site. Her record label, Mythscience Records, devoted to making titles from the archive available to the public by way of reissues in both vinyl and digital formats is forthcoming starting with the reissue of Amiri Baraka's LP Black Spirits: Festival of New Black Poets in America. Holiday lives in New York and Los Angeles.

Paul Vangelisti is the author of some twenty books of poetry, as well as being a noted translator from Italian. In addition to his new book, Wholly Falsetto with People Dancing, an older man’s not-so-divine comedy, his most recent book of poems, Two, appeared from Talisman House in 2011. In 2006, Lucia Re’s and his translation of Amelia Rosselli’s War Variations won both the Premio Flaiano in Italy and the PEN-USA Award for translation. In 2010, his translation of Adriano Spatola’s The Position of Things: Collected Poems, 1961-1992 won an Academy of American Poets translation prize. From 1971-1982 he was co-editor, with John McBride, of the award-winning literary tabloid Invisible City and, from 1993-2002, edited Ribot, the annual report of the College of Neglected Science. Vangelisti is Founding Chair of the Graduate Writing program at Otis College of Art & Design in Los Angeles. In February of this year Grove Atlantic published Amiri Baraka’s S O S: Poems `1961-2013, edited by Vangelisti.


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Saturday, May 9, 2015
Doors open at 7pm
Reading at 7:30pm

Poetic Research Bureau
951 Chung King Rd.
Los Angeles, CA
90012

Thursday, April 23, 2015

Saturday, April 25: Kristen Gallagher & Chris Alexander



KRISTEN GALLAGHER
& CHRIS ALEXANDER

Saturday, April 25, 2015
Doors open at 7pm
Reading at 7:30pm

Poetic Research Bureau
951 Chung King Rd.
Los Angeles, CA 
90012

Kristen Gallagher's most recent poetry collection is We Are Here (2011). She is currently working on a long manuscript titled Florida. Excerpts of the work have been released in the form of a chapbook, also titled "Florida," from Well Greased Press, and a digital file titled "Dossier on the Site of a Shooting" on GaussPDF. More is forthcoming in The Printed Web, edited by Paul Soullelis. Her essay “Cooking A Book with Low Level Durational Energy; or, How to Read Tan Lin’s Seven Controlled Vocabularies” just came out in Reading the Difficulties: Dialogues with Contemporary American Innovative Poetry from The University of Alabama Press, and her essay “Teaching Freire and CUNY Open Admissions” was recently anthologized in Class and the College Classroom: Essays on Teaching. She is Professor of English at City University of New York LaGuardia Community College in Queens, New York.

Chris Alexander is the author of Panda (2010/2012) and McNugget (2013). He is no longer really on Facebook.

Saturday, April 18: Suzanne Stein & Tom Comitta



SUZANNE STEIN
& TOM COMITTA

Saturday, April 18, 2015
Doors open at 7pm
Reading at 7:30pm

Poetic Research Bureau
951 Chung King Rd.
Los Angeles, CA 
90012

Suzanne Stein’s publications include The Kim Game (Area Sneaks 2015), TOUT VA BIEN (Displaced Press 2012), and Hole in Space (OMG! 2008). Poems, talk performances, and prose have appeared in War and Peace, ON:Contemporary Practice, Counterpath; and at New Langton Arts, Artists Television Access, the Berkeley Art Museum and elsewhere; audio performances are archived at PennSound.

Tom Comitta is the author of ◯ (Ugly Duckling Presse, 2013), SENT (Invisible Venue, 2014) and ___ _____ __ _______ (Aggregate Space, 2014). From 2011-12, he co-wrote and co-conducted nine operas with The San Francisco Guerrilla Opera Company. These operas were staged at numerous sites around the Bay Area, including Civic Center BART and the Berkeley Art Museum. In 2012, he staged National Novel Writing Night Month (NaNoWriNiMo), a futurist improvement on the write-a-novel-in-a-month contest in which he composed and published novels written in a night. Comitta lives in Oakland, CA where he works as a book designer and facilitates multimedia writing workshops at elementary schools. Forthcoming work includes First Thought Worst Thought: Collected Books 2011-2014 (Gauss PDF) and The City of Nature (Make Now Books).


Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Saturday, April 11: Gelare Khoshgozaran, Susan Schultz & Daniela Seel


Gelare Khoshgozaran is an artist, a writer and translator, and a video-editor working from a cubicle somewhere in Burbank where she is writing this short bio in third person. She has contributed to multiple Persian and English publications including Parkett, The Enemy, TripWire, Jadaliyya, Ajam Media Collective, Mardomak and ZanNegaar Journal of Women Studies. Gelare lives, works and fears dying in Los Angeles; the last time she crossed an international border was in August 2009.

Susan Schultz's books include Aleatory Allegories (Salt), And Then Something Happened (Salt), Memory Cards & Adoption Papers (Potes & Poets), Dementia Blog (Singing Horse), Memory Cards: 2010-2011 Series (Singing Horse), A Poetics of Impasse in Modern and Contemporary American Poetry and edited collections on John Ashbery (Alabama) and on multiformalisms (Textos), the latter with Annie Finch. Tinfish Press recently published Jack London is Dead: Euro-American Poetry of Hawai`i (and some stories), which she edited (2013). He newest book is volume two of Dementia Blog, "She's Welcome to Her Disease" (Singing Horse Press, 2013). Tinfish Press can be found at tinfishpress.com

Daniela Seel
, born 1974 in Frankfurt/Main, is a poet, publisher, translator, editor, host, and mentor. In 2000 she was co-founder of KOOKread, the literary branch of the artists' network KOOK ‒ together with fellow authors Jan Böttcher, Alexander Gumz, Karla Reimert, and Uljana Wolf. Emerging from KOOK, and supported by book artist and illustrator Andreas Töpfer as Art Director, in 2003 she founded kookbooks – Lab for Poetry as Life Form. Her first collection of poems ich kann diese stelle nicht wiederfinden / i cannot find this place again was published by kookbooks in 2011. Her poems have been translated into Polish, English, Slovak, French, Norwegian, Italian, Dutch, Serbian, and Croatian. She has collaborated with musicians, dancers, visual artists, and fellow poets. In her current project was weißt du schon von prärie / what do you know about prairie, actually she tries to further explore the relations between voice, space, textures, and movement, how they evolve from one another and change over time, thus perhaps creating a "four-dimensional poetry room". She lives in Berlin.

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Saturday, April 11 2015
Doors open 7, reading: 7:30pm

Poetic Research Bureau
951 Chung King Rd.
Los Angeles, CA 90012

Thursday, April 2, 2015

Saturday, April 4: Corina Copp, Lanny Jordan Jackson & Andrew Maxwell



CORINA COPP is a writer and theater artist based in New York. Her first full-length book of poems, The Green Ray, has just been published by Ugly Duckling Presse. Recent work can be found in Cabinet, BOMB, Corrected Slogans: Reading and Writing Conceptualism (Triple Canopy), SFMOMA’s Open Space, and elsewhere. Excerpts of her three-part play, The Whole Tragedy of the Inability to Love, have have been presented in a group show, Un, Deux, Trois, at Home Alone 2 Gallery (09/14, performed with Lanny Jordan Jackson); at the NYC Prelude Festival, Dixon Place, and through the support of the LMCC Workspace program. Copp is a curator at the Segue Foundation.

LANNY JORDAN JACKSON is a filmmaker, writer, artist, and performer living in New York. He is the author of the chapbooks VILLI (2010), Dear Swimmer (2011), the films Vivian (2013), Triple Shark Cerberus (2013), Scorpio vs. Glass Door Restaurant (2014), and variety of performance pieces.

ANDREW MAXWELL's recent collections of aphorism and poetry include Peeping Mot (Apogee, 2013) and Candor is the brightest shield (Ugly Duckling, 2014). An artist's book with illustrator Nathan Gelgud, Beggars of Life, is forthcoming later this year. He lives in Los Angeles, where he co-directs the Poetic Research Bureau reading series and DJs a weekly radio show of outernational obscurites, The Dream of Harry Lime.


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Saturday, April 4 2015
Doors open 7, reading: 7:30pm

Poetic Research Bureau
951 Chung King Rd.
Los Angeles, CA 90012