Monday, August 24, 2015

Saturday, August 29: Michael O'Leary & Rick Snyder

 
Born and raised in suburban Detroit, Michael O’Leary studied classics in college and received a PhD in civil and materials engineering. A founding editor of both LVNG and Flood Editions, he works as a structural engineer in the nuclear power industry and lives with his family in Chicago. His new book The Reception is forthcoming from The Cultural Society this fall.


Rick Snyder’s books and chapbooks include Escape from Combray (Ugly Duckling, 2009), Paper Poem (Dusie, 2006), and Forecast Memorial (Duration, 2002). His poems, essays and translations have appeared in such journals as Aufgabe, Fence, Jacket, jubilat, and Ping Pong. He recently received a Ph.D. in comparative literature from USC and currently lives in Long Beach.

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Saturday, August 29, 2015
Doors open at 7:00pm
Reading at 7:30pm

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

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Saturday, August 22: Nick Montfort & Thomas Trudgeon


Nick Montfort develops computational art and poetry, often collaboratively. His books of poetry are 2002: A Palindrome Story, a 2002-word palindrome written with William Gillespie and Riddle & Bind, both from Spineless Books; #!, executable poems from Counterpath Press; and 2x6, computational poems developed in collaboration with six translators, forthcoming from Les Figues. He has completed more than 50 individual and collaborative digital media projects, including poetry projects The Deletionist (with Amaranth Borsuk and Jesper Juul) and Sea and Spar Between (with Stephanie Strickland). The MIT Press has published four of his collaborative and individual books, most recently the 10-author collaboration 10 PRINT CHR$(205.5+RND(1)); : GOTO 10. His book Exploratory Programming for the Arts and Humanities is forthcoming from this press. He organizes the Renderings project to translate global computational poetry and writing into English and heads the DIY lab The Trope Tank. Nick is on the faculty at MIT, where he teaches writing and digital media; he lives in New York City.



Tom Trudgeon is a writer/artist/teacher from Northridge. His most recent publications include 'printed ppr img' Gauss PDF and Best American Experimental Writing Wesleyan University Press. He co-edits the art book publication Basic Editions. basic-editions.net - tomtrudgeon.com


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Saturday, August 22, 2015
Doors open at 7pm
Reading at 7:30pm

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

Wednesday, August 12, 2015

Writers of Susan Silton's Whistling Project: Dodie Bellamy, Christopher Russell & Tirza True Latimer




















The Poetic Research Bureau presents...

Writers of SUSAN SILTON'S Whistling Project 

DODIE BELLAMY
CHRISTOPHER RUSSELL
& TIRZA TRUE LATIMER

Saturday, August 15
Doors 7pm
Reading 7:30pm

Poetic Research Bureau
951 Chung King Road
Los Angeles, CA
90012

**Perform Chinatown will be taking place throughout the neighborhood on Saturday. Parking will be difficult. Plan accordingly!

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Multidisciplinary artist Susan Silton conceived the WHISTLING PROJECT in the early aughts and officially launched the project in 2010 at LA><ART in the debut performance of the women's whistling group she formed, the Crowing Hens. As part of the project, she has designed and published an ongoing series of commissioned works written especially for the project. This reading is the official launch of the third title in the series, "Puff," by Christopher Russell, as well as a celebration of all of the works to date, and their authors. The event is taking place in advance of a commissioned performance by the Crowing Hens on November 7 at SITE Santa Fe, New Mexico, for which the 4th chapbook, by noted New Mexico-based poet Valerie Martínez, will be published.

All three limited edition chapbooks will be for sale (while they last!). And they are printed the old way (offset lithography), with engraved covers, just sayin'

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Dodie Bellamy is a novelist, poet, and essayist. Her most recent book is The TV Sutras (Ugly Duckling Presse, 2014). Her Ugly Duckling chapbook Barf Manifesto was named best book of 2009 under 30 pages by Time Out New York. Other books include Cunt Nortonthe buddhistAcademoniaPink Steam,The Letters of Mina Harker, and Cunt-Ups, which won the 2002 Firecracker Alternative Book Award for poetry. Her reflections on the Occupy Oakland movement, “The Beating of Our Hearts,” was published as a chapbook in conjunction with the 2014 Whitney Biennial. With Kevin Killian she is editing for Nightboat Books New Narrative: 1975-1995When the Sick Rule the World, her third collection of essays, is forthcoming from Semiotext(e).

Tirza True Latimer is Associate Professor and Chair of the Graduate Program in Visual and Critical Studies, California College of the Arts, San Francisco. Her published work reflects on modern and contemporary visual culture from queer feminist perspectives. She is co-editor, with Whitney Chadwick, of the anthology The Modern Woman Revisited: Paris between the Wars (Rutgers University Press, 2003) and the author of Women Together / Women Apart: Portraits of Lesbian Paris (Rutgers University Press, 2005). She is co-author, with Wanda Corn, of Seeing Gertrude Stein: Five Stories (University of California Press, 2011), companion book for an exhibition organized by the Contemporary Jewish Museum, San Francisco, in partnership with the National Portrait Gallery, Washington D.C. Her latest book, Eccentric Modernisms: Making Differences in the History of American Art, is in production at UC Press.

Christopher Russell received his M.F.A. from the Art Center College of Design, Los Angeles. In 2009, he produced a solo exhibition at the Hammer Museum, Los Angeles. He has also been featured in group exhibitions at the Tokyo Institute of Photography (Japan), The Norton Museum (FL), Armory Center for the Arts (CA), White Columns (NY), De Appel Arts Center (Netherlands), Oakland Museum (CA), Los Angeles County Museum of Art (CA), among others. He has published numerous critical articles in addition to being a featured subject of positive review by the Los Angeles Times, New York Times, Huffington Post, Artillery, Frieze, and ArtForum, among others. Russell is also known for his 'zine Bedwetter. His first novel is Sniper, and other books include Budget Decadence (2nd Cannons Publications), Pattern Book (Insert Blanc Press) and Landscape (Kolapsomal Press)–which was included in Martin Parr's The Photobook: A History Volume III. His work is included in the collections of numerous public institutions including the Brooklyn Museum, Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, Museum van Hedendaagse Kunst Antwerpen, Rhode Island School of Design Museum, Hammer Museum, Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, and the Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Photography, to name a few.

Susan Silton is a Los Angeles-based multidisciplinary artist. Her practice engages diverse media, including photographic and sculptural-based works, video, installation, performative and participatory works, audioworks, and printed projects, and has been exhibited and/or presented nationally and internationally in public sites, traditional galleries and institutions, and social network platforms, including Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, SFMOMA, San Francisco, Susanne Vielmetter Los Angeles Projects, ICA/ Philadelphia, and Australian Centre for Contemporary Art, Melbourne. Recent projects include the commissioned installation, In everything there is the trace at USC Fisher Museum, and the book project, Who's in a Name? (both 2013). She is presenting the site-specific performative work A SUBLIME MADNESS IN THE SOUL on August 22, 2015 (composed by Juliana Snapper), which will take place through the windows of her studio in downtown Los Angeles, and be visible from the 6th Street Bridge. On November 7, components of the WHISTLING PROJECT will be presented at SITE Santa Fe, New Mexico, including a commissioned performance by the Crowing Hens.

Saturday, August 1, 2015

Saturday, August 1: Cheena Marie Lo & tessa micaela


Cheena Marie Lo is a poet based in Oakland, CA, where they co-founded the Manifest Reading and Workshop Series. They are the author of chapbooks NO FILTER (Aggregate Space 2014), Ephemera & Atmospheres (Belladonna* 2014). Their first book, A Series of Un/Natural/Disasters, is forthcoming from Commune Editions in 2016.



tessa micaela carries with her a list of things to learn in a lifetime; the list keeps getting longer, and currently includes midwifery, carpentry, bicycle repair, edible local plants, dog training, and the best forgotten places in the middle of the city to get lost in. tessa is a full-spectrum doula, community educator, book maker and quiet firecracker living in Oakland. Her book, there are boxes and there is wanting, is forthcoming from Trembling Pillow Press.


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Saturday, August 1
Doors 7pm
Reading 7:30pm

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

Friday, July 24, 2015

Saturday, July 25, 7pm: Rob Halpern & Jen Scappettone


Common Place is Rob Halpern’s most recent book of poetry (Ugly Duckling Presse, 2015). He lives between San Francisco and Ypsilanti, Michigan.


Jennifer Scappettone is the author of From Dame Quickly, Killing the Moonlight: Modernism in Venice, and several chapbooks. Exit 43, an archaeology of the Superfundament and opera of pop-up pastorals, is in progress for Atelos Press, with a letterpress palimpsest, A Chorus Fosse, coming soon from Compline. She edited and translated Locomotrix: Selected Poetry and Prose of Amelia Rosselli, and is at work on translating a 1944 F.T. Marinetti “aeronovel or aeropoem”; she just launched PennSound Italiana, a new sector of the archive devoted to Italian poetry that she curates. Collaborative work includes performances of Exit 43 with the Difforme Ensemble; digital archaeologies with Judd Morrissey; libretti, scores, and vocal concepts for PARK, directed and choreographed by Kathy Westwater; and sonic documentaries for X Locus, with AGENCY architecture and composer Paul Rudy at the American Academy in Rome. Her most recent work is Leave Loom, a garbage documentary room woven at WUHO Gallery in Hollywood. She lives in Chicago and sometimes elsewhere, including here.



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

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

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Thursday, July 23, 7pm: Jasper Bernes

The Public School and Poetic Research Bureau close the circle to present Jasper Bernes and his new book We Are Nothing and So Can You this Thursday night at 7pm at 951 Chung King Rd.


Jasper Bernes is the author of a previous collection of poems, Starsdown (2007), and is currently completing a book of literary history, The Work of Art in the Age of Deindustrialization, about the role of poetry in the postindustrial restructuring of labor. Excerpts from We Are Nothing and So Can You have appeared in Lana Turner, The American Reader, The Capilano Review, Hi Zero, Prelude, and elsewhere. His writing on contemporary politics and political economy can be found in venues such as The New Inquiry, LARB, Endnotes, and Viewpoint. He lives in Berkeley with his family and teaches in the English Departments at UC Berkeley and Stanford University.
 

Friday, July 17, 2015

STEP & REPEAT: Friday-Sunday nights, July 17-19 @ Geffen Contemporary

 
 
For the second year, the Poetic Research Bureau has partnered with MOCA on the literary component of Step & Repeat, MOCA's annual festival of live performance. The festival spans three nights, with poetry and performance beginning at 6pm each night.

Friday night (July 17) features Mashinka Firunts & Danny Snelson from Philadelphia, Raquel Gutierrez & Adam Garcia from SF/LA, and Harryette Mullen from Los Angeles.

Saturday night (July 18) brings out Nathaniel Mackey from North Carolina and Maged Zaher down from Seattle.

Sunday night (July 19) concludes with a visit from New York experimental literary collective TROLL THREAD, with Holly Melgard, Joey Yearous-Algozin and Chris Sylvester.

INFO: moca.org/stepandrepeat
FREE for MOCA members; $12 general admission; $30 for all three nights


THE GEFFEN CONTEMPORARY @ MOCA
152 North Central Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90012

Full lineup below:

FRIDAY

Harryette Mullen | Raquel Gutiérrez with Adam Garcia | Mashinka Firunts and Danny Nelson | Geo Wyeth | Jibz Cameron and Kate Berlant | Lafawndah | WAND | Mike B. and DJ Zo with KRN FX | Adam Linder

SATURDAY

Nathaniel Mackey | Maged Zaher | Juliana Huxtable | Casey Jane Ellison | Baron Vaughn | Ho99o9 | Kodak to Graph | Azul | Mustache Mondays with Rosé Hernandez, Santiago Salazar and Zakmatic | Adam Linder

SUNDAY

TROLL THREAD | Nao Bustamante | Kristina Wong | Brent Weinbach | James Fauntleroy with special guests | Open Mike Eagle | DJ set by Juliana Huxtable | Adam Linder