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/

Saturday, July 12, 2014

Tan Lin, Keith J. Varadi & Phil Davis

























The Poetic Research Bureau presents...

TAN LIN
KEITH J. VARADI
PHIL DAVIS

Saturday, July 12, 2014
7:30pm

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

**Please Note: The Chinatown Summer Nights festival will be happening at the same time as our reading. Parking may be more difficult than usual. We suggest parking outside of Chinatown and walking in -- or take the Metro! There's a Chinatown stop a few blocks from our space.

Tan Lin is the author of over ten books, most recently, of Heath Course Pak, Bib. Rev. Ed, Insominia and the Aunt., and 7 Controlled Vocabularies and Obituary 2004 The Joy of Cooking. He is the recipient of a 2012 Foundation for Contemporary Arts Grant, a Getty Distinguished Scholar Grant and a Warhol Foundation/Creative Capital Arts Writing Grant to complete a book on the writings of Andy Warhol. He is working on a sampled novel, Our Feelings Were Made By Hand. He is a Professor of English and Creative Writing at New Jersey City University.

Keith J. Varadi is an artist, writer, and curator currently based in Los Angeles. He received his MFA from Virginia Commonwealth University and his BFA from Rutgers University. He has exhibited his work and the work of others at various international venues, performed mainly on the East Coast, and published most of his writing primarily on the Internet.

Phil Davis lives in Los Angeles. He drives a 1999 Lexus RX 300 and studied art at UCLA.