Thursday, October 30, 2014

Timeless, Infinite Light: Emji Spero, Zoe Tuck, Joel Gregory & Olive Blackburn


The Poetic Research Bureau presents...

TIMELESS, INFINITE LIGHT
with
EMJI SPERO 
ZOE TUCK
JOEL GREGORY
& OLIVE BLACKBURN

Timeless, Infinite Light is an Oakland small press focused on contemporary poetry and critical theory, with a heavy, West Coast lean towards the experimental / political / mystical. They are a member of the Omni Collective.

http://timelessinfinitelight.com/

Saturday, November 1, 2014
7:30pm

Poetic Research Bureau 
951 Chung King Rd
Chinatown, Los Angeles

Emji Spero is an Oakland-based artist exploring the intersections of writing, installation, and performance. Their writing has been featured in Tripwire, Dusie, Jupiter88, Jacket2, Tract/Trace, Wheelhouse Magazine,The Vulgate, and Not Enough Data. Spero's new book, almost any shit will do, uses found language, word-replacement and erasure to strange the familiar and map the boundaries of collective engagement.

Joel Gregory is a dropout of the New School MFA program and a co-founder of Timeless, Infinite Light. He is a poet and visual artist living in Oakland, California. 

Zoe Tuck was born in Texas, where she cut her teeth on poetry. Since relocating to the Bay Area, she has been an active in the local literary community, working at Small Press Distribution and co-curating Condensery Reading Series. She facilitates workshops on gender, poetics, trans-mythography, and queer sci-fi. Her recent work can be found in Troubling the Line: Trans and Genderqueer Poetry and Poetics, and in journals such as textsound and Dusie. She is a poetry reader for HOLD: a journal.

Olive Blackburn is a dancer, writer, and communist from Northern California. She is a doctoral candidate at UCLA in dance history. She lives between Oakland and Los Angeles.



Monday, October 6, 2014

Open Press: 4 Press Events, This Weekend, Oct 11-12


Saturday, Oct 11 4-7pm
The Song Cave @ the PRB

Readings by Todd Colby, Graham Foust & Jane Gregory

Doors open @ 4pm
Readings @ 4:30pm

951 Chung King Rd
LA, CA (Chinatown)

Saturday, October 4, 2014

Tan Lin, Kate Durbin & Jibade-Khalil Huffman






















Our final week of Step and Repeat.

Tan Lin
Kate Durbin
& Jibade-Khalil Huffman

Saturday, October 4
6pm-11pm

The Geffen Contemporary at MOCA
152 N Central Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90012

Poetry will start at 6pm.

Other performers include:

Tim Hecker
Geneva Jacuzzi
Heather Lawless
Neil Hamburger
Stephen Malkmus & the Jicks
Brendan Fowler 
Dub Club

Monday, September 29, 2014

Step and Repeat: Rod Smith & Will Alexander



Back again for another weekend of performance. Here are the poets the PRB and curators Emma Reeves and Bennett Simpson have lined up:

Rod Smith
& Will Alexander

Saturday, September 27
6pm-11pm

The Geffen Contemporary at MOCA
152 N Central Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90012

Poetry will start at 6pm.

Other performers include:

Barbara T. Smith
Yung Jake
Power Violence
Le1f with Isla Jones Cheadle and REACH LA

plus
Fade to Mind presents
Kingdom
Nguzunguzu
and Prince Will

Monday, September 15, 2014

Step and Repeat: Trisha Low, Aaron Kunin & Fred Moten (Sat, Sept 20 – 7pm)


The Poetic Research Bureau is collaborating with MOCA to bring poets and writers to their multidisciplinary performance series at the Geffen in downtown LA.

This Saturday:

Trisha Low
Aaron Kunin
Fred Moten

Saturday, September 13
6pm-11pm

The Geffen Contemporary at MOCA
152 N Central Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90012

The poetry will be on the early side of the evening, and will start at 7pm sharp. But stick around for performances by:

Jack Name | Wu Tsang and boychild with Patrick Belaga | Kate Berlant | Derrick Beckles | Marina Rosenfeld | Oxbow | Opening Ceremony presents Dangelxxx, open1one, and Psychopop

Buy tickets and see the full line-up that MOCA curators Bennett Simpson and Emma Reeves have put together here:

https://mocamembers.myshopify.com/collections/step-and-repeat-2014

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Step and Repeat: Rae Armantrout & Vanessa Place

























The Poetic Research Bureau is collaborating with MOCA to bring poets local and far-flung to the Step and Repeat festival in September.

First up:

Rae Armantrout
& Vanessa Place with Samantha Gorman

Saturday, September 13
6pm-11pm

The Geffen Contemporary at MOCA
152 N Central Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90012

The poetry will be on the early side of the evening, and will start at 6pm sharp. But stick around for performances by:

SFV Acid with The Valley Sound
Ann Hirsch
Dynasty Handbag
Jacolby Satterwhite with Ashland Mines
Toca Talent presents P. Morris, Rare Times, and Ille

Buy tickets and see the full line-up that MOCA curators Bennett Simpson and Emma Reeves have put together here:

http://sites.moca.org/the-curve/2014/08/20/step-and-repeat-performance-at-moca/

Saturday, August 2, 2014

Kit Schluter, Elaine Kahn & Tom Trudgeon




















The Poetic Research Bureau presents...

KIT SCHLUTER
ELAINE KAHN
& TOM TRUDGEON

Saturday, August 2, 2014
7:30pm

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

Kit Schluter is translator of Marcel Schwob's Book of Monelle and King in the Golden Mask (Wakefield Press), Jaime Saenz's The Cold (Poor Claudia), and in collaboration with Jocelyn Spaar, Amandine André's Circle of Dogs (The Paper Nautilus). His work can be found in Boston Review, Elective Affinities, Elderly, BOMB, and elsewhere. He lives in Providence, Rhode Island, where he curates the monthly housereading series "Wild Combination" and co-edits O'clock Press.

Elaine Kahn is an artist born in Evanston, Illinois and currently based in Oakland, California. She received an MFA from the Iowa Writers' Workshop and a BFA from California College of the Arts. Elaine's music project, Horsebladder, has releases on Ecstatic Peace, Night People, and Hot Releases. She is the author of several chapbooks, most recently A Voluptuous Dream During an Eclipse(Poor Claudia, 2012). Elaine is a founding member of the P.Splash Puppet Collective and managing editor of the small press Flowers & Cream. A full length collection of her poetry, Women in Public, is forthcoming from City Lights Books in 2015. 

Tom Trudgeon is a poet, editor, and curator from Los Angeles. His work often addresses and explores the remediation of texts, and material manifestations of texts/textual objects. He has been published in Out Of Nothing, Shampoo, The Volta, HTML Giant, Entropy, among others and has a text forthcoming from Gauss PDF. He is a recent MFA graduate from Temple University where he also teaches "experimental" poetries /http://www.tomtrudgeon.com/