Friday, April 11, 2014

Taylor Brady & Dan Thomas-Glass







































The Poetic Research Bureau presents...

TAYLOR BRADY 
& DAN THOMAS-GLASS

Saturday, April 12, 2014
Doors open 7pm
Reading at 7:30pm

Poetic Research Bureau @ 951CKR
951 Chung King Rd
Chinatown, Los Angeles

Taylor Brady is the author of books of poetry and prose including Microclimates, Occupational Treatment, Yesterday's News, and co-written with Rob Halpern, Snow Sensitive Skin. He is the editor of the recently published collection of Will Alexander's essays and interviews, Singing in Magnetic Hoofbeat. A new book of poems, In the Red, is forthcoming from Compline Press. He lives in Oakland.

Dan Thomas-Glass is the author of The Great American Beatjack Volume I (Perfect Lovers Press), Kate & Sonia (in the months before our second daughter's birth) (Little Red Leaves' Textile Series), Seaming (Furniture Press), and 880 (Deep Oakland Editions). Daughters of your century, his first full-length book of poems, will be released by Furniture Press this year. He edits the occasional journal of post-industrial poetics With + Stand, and just moved to Los Angeles with his wife Kate and their daughters Sonia and Alma.

Friday, March 28, 2014

Julie Carr, Gillian Conoley & Martha Ronk




Sunday, March 30, 2014
Doors open 4pm
Reading at 4:30pm

Poetic Research Bureau @ 951CKR
951 Chung King Rd
Chinatown, Los Angeles


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Julie Carr's first collection of poetry, Mead: An Epithalamion (University of Georgia Press, 2004) was selected by Cole Swensen for the University of Georgia Contemporary Poetry Prize. Her other collections include Sarah — of Fragments and Lines (Coffee House Press, 2010), a National Poetry Series winner; 100 Notes on Violence (Ahsahta Press, 2010), selected by Rae Armantrout for the 2009 Sawtooth Poetry Prize; and Equivocal (Alice James Books, 2007). Her study of Victorian poetry and poetics is forthcoming from Dalkey Archive.

Gillian Conoley was born in Austin Texas, where, on its rural outskirts, her father and mother owned and operated a radio station. She is the author of seven collections of poetry, including PEACE, just released with Omnidawn in spring 2014, The Plot Genie, Profane Halo, Lovers in the Used World, and Tall Stranger, a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award. Her work has received the Jerome J. Shestack Poetry Prize from The American Poetry Review, a National Endowment for the Arts grant, and a Fund for Poetry Award. Conoley’s work is widely anthologized, most recently in W.W. Norton’s new Postmodern American Poetry. Her translations of Henri Michaux A Thousand Times Broken: Three Books by Henri Michaux, appearing in English for the first time, will be out with City Lights in fall 2014. Editor and founder of Volt magazine, she is Professor and Poet-in-Residence at Sonoma State University.

Martha Ronk is the author of nine books of poetry, including Transfer of Qualities, long-listed for the National Book Award in Poetry (Omnidawn 2013), Partially Kept (Nightboat Books) 2012; Vertigo (Coffee House), a National Poetry Series Selection, 2008; In a landscape of having to repeat (Omnidawn), a PEN/USA best poetry book 2005, and Why/Why Not (University of California Press). She has also published a fictional memoir, Displeasures of the Table, a collection of fiction, Glass Grapes and other stories (BOA Editions 2008) and three chapbooks; her poetry is included in the anthologies, Lyric Postmodernisms (Counterpath Press), American Hybrid (Norton), and Not For Mothers Only (Fence).

Sunday, March 23, 2014

CAConrad & Laura V. Rivera



















The Poetic Research Bureau presents...

CACONRAD
& LAURA V. RIVERA

Friday, March 28, 2014
Doors open 7pm
Reading at 7:30pm

Poetic Research Bureau @ 951CKR
951 Chung King Rd
Chinatown, Los Angeles 

CAConrad is the author of six books including ECODEVIANCE: (Soma)tics for the Future Wilderness (Wave Books, 2014), A BEAUTIFUL MARSUPIAL AFTERNOON (WAVE Books, 2012) and The Book of Frank (WAVE Books, 2010). A 2014 Lannan Fellow, a 2013 MacDowell Fellow, and a 2011 Pew Fellow, he also conducts workshops on (Soma)tic poetry and Ecopoetics. Visit him online at CAConrad.blogspot.com

Laura V. Rivera is a young Los Angeles based writer and performer originally from Puerto Rico. She is the founding editor of online poetry journal, Circle (http://barukh.com/Circle/index.html). Her works include “You Will Close Your Eyes,” a live group hypnosis, and a chapbook of photographs and poetry documenting a transmigration (City of the Soul). Her new chapbook of poems, Apartment Complex, features work written during periods of experimental hermitism. She is a UCLA Creative Writing alum and is approaching studies in clinical psychology and traditional psychoanalysis. She is interested in effecting altered states, making bad video, and amateur brain surgery.

Thursday, March 20, 2014

Brian Blanchfield & Matias Viegener
















The Poetic Research Bureau presents...

BRIAN BLANCHFIELD
& MATIAS VIEGENER

Saturday, March 22, 2014
Doors open 7pm
Reading at 7:30pm

Poetic Research Bureau @ 951CKR
951 Chung King Rd
Chinatown, Los Angeles 

Brian Blanchfield is the author of two books of poetry--Not Even Then (University of California Press) and, newly, A Several World (Nightboat Books)--as well as a chapbook: The History of Ideas, 1973-2012 (Spork Press). He is at work on a collection of nonfiction, half cultural semiotics half dicey autobiography, forthcoming from Nightboat next year. He lives in Tucson.

Matias Viegener is a writer, artist and critic who lives in LA and teaches at CalArts. His work has been seen at LACMA, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, Ars Electronica, ARCO Madrid, the Whitney, Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions, Machine Project, MOCA Los Angeles, and internationally in Mexico, Colombia, Germany, and Austria. He is a co-founder of Fallen Fruit (2004-2013), the author of the new book, 2500 Random Things About Me Too, and the editor of the forthcoming I'm Very Into You, the correspondence of Kathy Acker and McKenzie Wark. In 2013 he received a Creative Capital award.

Friday, March 7, 2014

Chris Nealon & Daniel Tiffany: Sat, March 15




Chris Nealon is the author of two books of literary criticism, Foundlings: Lesbian and Gay Historical Emotion before Stonewall, and The Matter of Capital: Poetry and Crisis in The American Century, as well as two books of poems, The Joyous Age and Plummet, and a recent chapbook, The Dial. His next book of poems, Heteronomy, will be out from Edge Books later this year. He teaches in the English Department at Johns Hopkins University, and lives in Washington, DC.


Arturo Herrer

Daniel Tiffany is the author of a chapbook, along with nine volumes of poetry and literary theory, most recently including My Silver Planet:  A Secret History of Poetry and Kitsch (Johns Hopkins University Press) Neptune Park (Omnidawn).   His poems have appeared in the Paris Review, Poetry, Tin House, Boston Review, Fence, New American Writing, jubilat, Verse, Lana Turner, and other magazines.  Tiffany has also published translations of texts by Sophocles and the Italian poet Cesare Pavese, as well as Georges Bataille’s pornographic tale, Madame Edwarda.  He has been awarded the Chicago Review Poetry Prize, a Whiting Fellowship, and the Berlin Prize in 2012 by the American Academy.

  
Saturday, March 15, 2014
Doors open 7pm
Reading at 7:30pm

The Poetic Research Bureau @ 951 CKR
951 Chung King Rd
Chinatown, Los Angeles 

Chris Tysh & Eve Fowler: Sat, Mar 8




CHRIS TYSH & EVE FOWLER

Guest emcee: Andrea Quaid

Plus, an orchestrated group reading, including:

Litia Perta
Lauren Mackler
Mariah Garnett
Laida Aguirre
Kate Wolf
Anna Joy Springer
Sylke Meyer
Harold Abramowitz

Saturday, March 8, 2014
Doors open 7pm
Reading at 7:30pm

Presented by Les Figues Press

The Poetic Research Bureau @ 951 CKR
951 Chung King Rd
Chinatown, Los Angeles

Chris Tysh is the author of several collections of poetry and drama, including, most recently, Our Lady of the Flowers, Echoic (Les Figues Press, 2013), Night Scales (United Artists, 2010) and Molloy: The Flip Side (BlazeVox, 2012). A recipient of fellowships from the NEA and the Kresge Foundation, she lives in Detroit and teaches at Wayne State University. Our Lady of the Flowers, Echoic is the second volume of her three-part project, Hotel des Archives, inspired by the French novels of Samuel Beckett, Jean Genet, and Marguerite Duras.

http://www.lesfigues.com/author/chris-tysh/

Eve Fowler lives and works in Los Angeles. A graduate of Temple University (BA,1986), and Yale University (MFA, 1992), Fowler is co­founder of Artist Curated Projects in Los Angeles. She has had a solo shows at Horton Gallery, New York; Thomas Solomon Gallery, Los Angeles; and Julie Saul Gallery, New York. She has participated in group exhibitions at Tulane University Art Gallery, New Orleans; Leo Koenig Inc. Projekte, New York; New Langton Arts, San Francisco; and Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco. Her work is in the collections of the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art; the New Museum, New York; and the Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C. Her work was included in Greater LA and the California Biennial and will appear in a billboard project, Manifest Destiny, organized by LAND in 2013/­14. Fowler recently showed collaborative projects with Sam Gordon at Feature and Printed Matter in New York. Her book Anyone Telling Anything Is Telling That Thing was published by Printed Matter in September of 2013. Her second book, Hustlers, will be published by Capricious in the Spring of 2014.

http://www.evefowler.com/ABOUT-EVE-FOWLER

Monday, February 3, 2014

Jackqueline Frost & Evan Kennedy: Feb 15, 2014 7:30pm




Jackqueline Frost is the author of The Antidote (Compline Press) and You Have the Eyes of a Martyr (O'clock Press). Her writing has appeared or is forthcoming in Rethinking Marxism, Hi Zero, Lana Turner, Elderly, LIT, Steamer, and LIES: a journal of materialist feminism. Currently, she is editing the Uncollected Poems of the text artist Zach Houston, and curates the queer reading series, Red Element, in Oakland.

Evan Kennedy
is a poet and bicyclist who lives in San Francisco. He is the author of Terra Firmament (Krupskaya), Shoo-Ins to Ruin (Gold Wake Press), and Us Them Poems (BookThug). http://dirtyswan.wordpress.com/


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Saturday, February 15, 2014
Doors open 7pm
Reading at 7:30pm

Poetic Research Bureau @ 951 CKR
951 Chung King Rd
Chinatown, Los Angeles