Saturday, September 24, 2016

Sunday, September 25: Elysia Crampton, Emily Lucid & Marcel Alcalá




The Poetic Research Bureau presents...

ELYSIA CRAMPTON
EMILY LUCID
& MARCEL ALCALÁ

Sunday, September 25
5pm

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Elysia Crampton is an Aymara-American musician, writer, and abolitionist currently living in Northern California. Her latest album, out on Break World Records, works as an epic poem titled "Elysia Crampton presents: Demon City" featuring work by collaborators Why Be, Chino Amobi, Rabit, & Lexxi.

Emily Lucid is a San Francisco born and Hawaii raised Jewish trans girl. She is a visual artist and actress currently residing in Los Angeles. Emily's work deals with her interest in gender and beauty through the lens of her own particular, autonomous perspective. Emily has performed in galleries, films and music venues in L.A. and Portland Oregon.

Marcel Alcalá (b. 1990 in Santa Ana, CA) creates events and encounters that upend the expectation of art as a discrete work exhibited for a specific period of time. Often collaborating with artists and specialists in fields such as science, literature, film, music, and architecture, Alcala ventures outside of institutional structures to contextualize his work in public space. Alcala’s diverse practice includes performance, live situations, installations, objects, and drawings. He graduated from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 2012, and currently lives in Los Angeles. Here, he organizes performance/poetry exhibitions at the McDonalds on Sunset in Silverlake, researches and enacts "Clown" performances around the country, does Improv in real time called CNX2 (Creating New Content Now), and writes poetry on identity politics and the future/status of the "brown" body. Like the socially necessary figure of the clown that fascinates him, Alcala uses humor, play, and the absurd to critique the extremes and everyday banalities of societal power.

Saturday, September 17, 2016

Friday, Sept 23: Shane Anderson & A Maxwell



For almost two decades, poet/publisher Guy Bennett has been consistently producing fascinating and thoughtful experimental collections on his two chapbook presses, Mindmade Books and Seeing Eye – 77 titles to date. Formalist, searching, multilingual – it's a brilliant catalog with a clear point of view.

This Friday night brings two of its recently published authors together for a reading: Shane Anderson, from Berlin, whose Soft Passer was brought out by Mindmade in 2015, and A Maxwell, from the PRB, whose Conversion Table was just issued this month.


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Shane Anderson is the author of Soft Passer (Mindmade Books) and Études des Gottnarrenmaschinen (Broken Dimanche Press). His poems and translations can be found in 6x6, Asymptote, Edit, Triple Canopy, Natalie Czech's Il Pleut series and Mathew Barney's River of Fundament (Skira Rizzoli). He lives in Berlin where he curates the reading series HERE! HERE! THERE!

Andrew Maxwell's recent books include Candor is the Brightest Shield (Ugly Duckling, 2015) and Peeping Mot (Apogee, 2013). Conversion Table, a small collection of remarks without propositional attitudes, was issued this September on Mindmade Books. In LA, he runs the Poetic Research Bureau with Joseph Mosconi, and hosts a weekly radio show of international roots music on KXLU, The Dream of Harry Lime.


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Friday evening, September 23
Doors open @ 7:30pm, reading at 8 sharp.

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Poetic Research Bureau
951 Chung King Rd.
Chinatown
Los Angeles, CA
900012 

Sunday, September 4, 2016

Next Sunday afternoon: @SEA #9 "Devotion"


The ninth edition of @SEA, the Poetic Research Bureau's monthly live magazine, opens the fall season with film, video, poetry, essay and audio on the theme of "devotion" – lighting a candle and pacing the floors for enthusiasm, observance, rooting, piety, constancy, and ritual worship.



  • Adele Horne: 16mm short film, "Quiero Ver" 
  • Aaron Kunin: remarks on George Herbert's devotional poem "Love (III)" 
  • Anal Shah: two videos, "Kabir Song" & "Laxmi at the Gate" 
  • Robert Frank: screeening
  • Arshia Haq: audio, video and comment on her recent field work on devotional and mystic Sufi practices in Pakistan

Aaron, Adele and Arshia will be in attendance!


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Poetic Research Bureau
Sunday, September 11, 2016 – Doors open at 1pm
Event 1:30-3:30pm is free. 

Saturday, Sept 10: Rae Armantrout & Martha Ronk



The Poetic Research Bureau presents

RAE ARMANTROUT & MARTHA RONK

Saturday, September 10, 2016
Doors open 7:30pm, reading at 8 sharp.


RAE ARMANTROUT has published 13 books of poetry. Her most recent collection, Partly: New and Selected Poems, was published by Wesleyan U.P. in 2016. Her poems have recently been collected in Spanish editions: Necromancia (Spain, 2015): and Rae Armantrout: Poemas (Spain, 2014). In 2015 she was awarded the Levinson Prize for best poems in Poetry Magazine. Her book Versed (2009) received the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Critics Circle Award in 2010. She was also the recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship in 2008 and A Foundation for Contemporary Arts Award in 2007. Her work has appeared in many journals and anthologies.

MARTHA RONK's forthcoming collection of poetry Ocular Proof from Omnidawn focuses on photography and comes out this fall. A recent chapook, familiar/unfamiliar, was released by Magra Books this summer, and her 2015 volume Transfer of Qualities was long-listed for National Book Award last year. She lives in Los Angeles, where she is professor at English at Occidental College.


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Poetic Research Bureau
951 Chung King Rd.
Chinatown
Los Angeles, CA
900012

Monday, August 15, 2016

Friday, August 19: Cindy Arrieu-King & Brian Kim Stefans




The Poetic Research Bureau presents...

CINDY ARRIEU-KING & BRIAN KIM STEFANS

Friday, August 19, 2016
Doors open 7:30pm, reading at 8 sharp.


CYNTHIA ARRIEU-KING is an associate professor of creative writing at Stockton University and a former Kundiman fellow. Her book written with Hillary Gravendyk, Unlikely Conditions, was published by 1913 Press this past spring. Her work will appear this year in Fence, the Volta and jacket2 and an Asian Anglophone edition of dusie magazine.

BRIAN KIM STEFANS's latest chapbook is "For a New Urbanism," forthcoming from Make Now Books. His other books of poetry include "Viva Miscegenation”: New Writing (Make Now Books, 2013), Kluge: A Meditation and other works (Roof Books, 2007), and What Is Said to the Poet Concerning Flowers (Heretical Texts, 2006). He teaches new media studies, poetry, experimental fiction and other classes in the English Department at UCLA.


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Poetic Research Bureau
951 Chung King Rd.
Chinatown
Los Angeles, CA
900012

Wednesday, August 10, 2016

The Third Rail Issue 8 Launch Party


















Please join us Saturday night, August 13 for the LA launch and exhibition of Issue 8 of The Third Rail, a special issue composed entirely of black-and-white posters by artists addressing various facets of the political shipwreck. 

The event will feature sets by DJs B-Rok and JVu and readings by Nikki Darling and Jibade-Khalil Huffman. 

7:30pm-10pm

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“With this,” writes The Third Rail, “we interrupt our regular programming so as to respond as a publication to the political turmoil of the present moment, USA today, in crisis, only instead of issuing a programmatic statement we decided to invite a plurality of statements by artists who each had a poster or sign to work with.” The posters are free to take home.

Issue 8 features posters by Aaron Anderson & Eric Timothy Carlson, Lise Haller Baggesen, Gina Beavers, Judith Bernstein, A.K. Burns, Dante Carlos, Cameron Keith Gainer, Sam Gould, Albert Herter & Hiro Kone, Jibade-Khalil Huffman, Alfredo Jaar, Chris Kasper, Devin Kenny, Justin Lieberman, Jordan Nassar & Brendan Fowler, Sara Greenberger Rafferty, Peter Rostovsky, Bruce Tapola, Jonathan Thomas, Voider, Christine Wang, and C. Spencer Yeh.

www.thirdrailquarterly.org
@thirdrailquarterly

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

Saturday, July 16, 2016

Saturday, July 23: Lucy Ives & Johanna Jackson




The Poetic Research Bureau presents...

LUCY IVES & JOHANNA JACKSON

Saturday, July 23, 2016
Doors open 7:00pm, reading at 7:30.


LUCY IVES is the author of five books of poetry and prose, including The Hermit, a book of aphorisms and extremely short stories, recently published by The Song Cave. Her first full-length novel, Impossible Views of the World, will be published by Penguin Press in 2017.


JOHANNA JACKSON is an artist living and working in Los Angeles. She has a BA in English Literature and Art History from the University of Maryland and an MFA from San Francisco Art Institute. She is interested in making objects out of feelings. Her work is in the permanent collections of the SFMoMA, Henry Art Gallery, Hammer Museum and the Portland Art Museum.

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Poetic Research Bureau
951 Chung King Rd.
Chinatown
Los Angeles, CA
900012