Thursday, April 23, 2015

Saturday, April 25: Kristen Gallagher & Chris Alexander



KRISTEN GALLAGHER
& CHRIS ALEXANDER

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

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

Kristen Gallagher's most recent poetry collection is We Are Here (2011). She is currently working on a long manuscript titled Florida. Excerpts of the work have been released in the form of a chapbook, also titled "Florida," from Well Greased Press, and a digital file titled "Dossier on the Site of a Shooting" on GaussPDF. More is forthcoming in The Printed Web, edited by Paul Soullelis. Her essay “Cooking A Book with Low Level Durational Energy; or, How to Read Tan Lin’s Seven Controlled Vocabularies” just came out in Reading the Difficulties: Dialogues with Contemporary American Innovative Poetry from The University of Alabama Press, and her essay “Teaching Freire and CUNY Open Admissions” was recently anthologized in Class and the College Classroom: Essays on Teaching. She is Professor of English at City University of New York LaGuardia Community College in Queens, New York.

Chris Alexander is the author of Panda (2010/2012) and McNugget (2013). He is no longer really on Facebook.

Saturday, April 18: Suzanne Stein & Tom Comitta



SUZANNE STEIN
& TOM COMITTA

Saturday, April 18, 2015
Doors open at 7pm
Reading at 7:30pm

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

Suzanne Stein’s publications include The Kim Game (Area Sneaks 2015), TOUT VA BIEN (Displaced Press 2012), and Hole in Space (OMG! 2008). Poems, talk performances, and prose have appeared in War and Peace, ON:Contemporary Practice, Counterpath; and at New Langton Arts, Artists Television Access, the Berkeley Art Museum and elsewhere; audio performances are archived at PennSound.

Tom Comitta is the author of ◯ (Ugly Duckling Presse, 2013), SENT (Invisible Venue, 2014) and ___ _____ __ _______ (Aggregate Space, 2014). From 2011-12, he co-wrote and co-conducted nine operas with The San Francisco Guerrilla Opera Company. These operas were staged at numerous sites around the Bay Area, including Civic Center BART and the Berkeley Art Museum. In 2012, he staged National Novel Writing Night Month (NaNoWriNiMo), a futurist improvement on the write-a-novel-in-a-month contest in which he composed and published novels written in a night. Comitta lives in Oakland, CA where he works as a book designer and facilitates multimedia writing workshops at elementary schools. Forthcoming work includes First Thought Worst Thought: Collected Books 2011-2014 (Gauss PDF) and The City of Nature (Make Now Books).


Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Saturday, April 11: Gelare Khoshgozaran, Susan Schultz & Daniela Seel


Gelare Khoshgozaran is an artist, a writer and translator, and a video-editor working from a cubicle somewhere in Burbank where she is writing this short bio in third person. She has contributed to multiple Persian and English publications including Parkett, The Enemy, TripWire, Jadaliyya, Ajam Media Collective, Mardomak and ZanNegaar Journal of Women Studies. Gelare lives, works and fears dying in Los Angeles; the last time she crossed an international border was in August 2009.

Susan Schultz's books include Aleatory Allegories (Salt), And Then Something Happened (Salt), Memory Cards & Adoption Papers (Potes & Poets), Dementia Blog (Singing Horse), Memory Cards: 2010-2011 Series (Singing Horse), A Poetics of Impasse in Modern and Contemporary American Poetry and edited collections on John Ashbery (Alabama) and on multiformalisms (Textos), the latter with Annie Finch. Tinfish Press recently published Jack London is Dead: Euro-American Poetry of Hawai`i (and some stories), which she edited (2013). He newest book is volume two of Dementia Blog, "She's Welcome to Her Disease" (Singing Horse Press, 2013). Tinfish Press can be found at tinfishpress.com

Daniela Seel
, born 1974 in Frankfurt/Main, is a poet, publisher, translator, editor, host, and mentor. In 2000 she was co-founder of KOOKread, the literary branch of the artists' network KOOK ‒ together with fellow authors Jan Böttcher, Alexander Gumz, Karla Reimert, and Uljana Wolf. Emerging from KOOK, and supported by book artist and illustrator Andreas Töpfer as Art Director, in 2003 she founded kookbooks – Lab for Poetry as Life Form. Her first collection of poems ich kann diese stelle nicht wiederfinden / i cannot find this place again was published by kookbooks in 2011. Her poems have been translated into Polish, English, Slovak, French, Norwegian, Italian, Dutch, Serbian, and Croatian. She has collaborated with musicians, dancers, visual artists, and fellow poets. In her current project was weißt du schon von prärie / what do you know about prairie, actually she tries to further explore the relations between voice, space, textures, and movement, how they evolve from one another and change over time, thus perhaps creating a "four-dimensional poetry room". She lives in Berlin.

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Saturday, April 11 2015
Doors open 7, reading: 7:30pm

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

Thursday, April 2, 2015

Saturday, April 4: Corina Copp, Lanny Jordan Jackson & Andrew Maxwell



CORINA COPP is a writer and theater artist based in New York. Her first full-length book of poems, The Green Ray, has just been published by Ugly Duckling Presse. Recent work can be found in Cabinet, BOMB, Corrected Slogans: Reading and Writing Conceptualism (Triple Canopy), SFMOMA’s Open Space, and elsewhere. Excerpts of her three-part play, The Whole Tragedy of the Inability to Love, have have been presented in a group show, Un, Deux, Trois, at Home Alone 2 Gallery (09/14, performed with Lanny Jordan Jackson); at the NYC Prelude Festival, Dixon Place, and through the support of the LMCC Workspace program. Copp is a curator at the Segue Foundation.

LANNY JORDAN JACKSON is a filmmaker, writer, artist, and performer living in New York. He is the author of the chapbooks VILLI (2010), Dear Swimmer (2011), the films Vivian (2013), Triple Shark Cerberus (2013), Scorpio vs. Glass Door Restaurant (2014), and variety of performance pieces.

ANDREW MAXWELL's recent collections of aphorism and poetry include Peeping Mot (Apogee, 2013) and Candor is the brightest shield (Ugly Duckling, 2014). An artist's book with illustrator Nathan Gelgud, Beggars of Life, is forthcoming later this year. He lives in Los Angeles, where he co-directs the Poetic Research Bureau reading series and DJs a weekly radio show of outernational obscurites, The Dream of Harry Lime.


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Saturday, April 4 2015
Doors open 7, reading: 7:30pm

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

Monday, March 30, 2015

THESE SCENES OF UNBECOMING: a conversation with John Paul Ricco, Nasrin Himada & Etienne Turpin

To celebrate the launch of their recent respective publications, please join John Paul Ricco, Nasrin Himada, and Etienne Turpin on Tuesday at 7pm for a conversation on the ethics and politics of unbecoming. Within this theoretical framework, and in relation to various scenes, topics will include: violence, sex, intimacy, brutality, sharing, extinction, pleasure, animality, loss, mourning, confinement, and bodies. 



John Paul Ricco is an Associate Professor of Contemporary Art, Media Theory, and Culture in the Department of Visual Studies in the Centre for Comparative Literature, at the University of Toronto, Canada. Ricco's most recent book, The Decision Between Us, combines an inventive reading of Jean-Luc Nancy with queer theoretical concerns to argue that while scenes of intimacy are spaces of sharing, they are also spaces of separation." http://www.press.uchicago.edu/ucp/books/book/chicago/D/bo17577653.html

Nasrin Himada holds a post-doctoral research fellowship in Communications at the Université de Montréal and is a visiting scholar in the Aesthetics and Politics program at CalArts. http://scapegoatjournal.org/

Etienne Turpin is a philosopher living and working in Jakarta, Indonesia, where he is the director of anexact office. http://anexact.org/


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Tuesday, March 31 7pm
Poetic Research Bureau
951 Chung King Road
Los Angeles, CA

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Thurs + Fri late night events: &Now Offsite Group Readings!

Join us Thursday and Friday nights for a ton of visitors from all-over-the-damn-place. They're all in SoCal for the &Now conference at CalArts, and we're bringing them down from the desert into the center of the blast radius, Downtown LA, to read for you townies. 

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Thursday, March 26
8:30pm until late


Carlos Soto Román
Andrew Fitch
Amaranth Borsuk
Laynie Browne
Dan Beachy-Quick
Katy Bohinc
& Carla Harryman


Friday, March 27 2015
9:00pm until late

Lucas de Lima
Kate Durbin
Lara Glenum
Douglas Kearney
Aaron Kunin
Johannes Göransson
& Ronaldo Wilson

 

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


Our Thursday night visitors:

Carlos Soto-Román is a poet and translator. A former resident of Philadelphia, PA he now hails from Santiago, Chile. He has published in Chile: La Marcha de los Quiltros (1999), Haikú Minero (2007), Cambio y Fuera (2009), and in the US: Philadelphia’s Notebooks (Otoliths, 2011), Chile Project: [Re-classified] (Gauss-PDF, 2013), Alternative Set of Procedures (Corollary Press, 2014) and The Exit Strategy (Belladonna, 2014). As a translator he published an expanded Spanish edition of Do or DIY (Das Kapital, 2013), a collective essay written by Craig Dworkin, Simon Morris, and Nick Thurston, and recently, a translation of Ron Silliman’s BART (Cuadro de Tiza, 2004). He is the curator of the cooperative anthology of contemporary US poetry Elective Affinities.

Andy Fitch’s most recent books are Sixty Morning Walks, Sixty Morning Talks and (with Amaranth Borsuk) As We Know. Ugly Duckling soon will release his ebook Sixty Morning Walks. With Cristiana Baik, he is currently assembling the Letter Machine Book of Interviews. He has dialogic books forthcoming from 1913 Press and Nightboat Books. He edits Essay Press and teaches in the University of Wyoming’s MFA program.

Amaranth Borsuk is the author of Handiwork (Slope Editions, 2012), and, with Brad Bouse, Between Page and Screen (Siglio Press, 2012). Abra, a collaboration with Kate Durbin forthcoming from 1913 Press, recently received an NEA-sponsored Expanded Artists’ Books grant from the Center for Book and Paper Arts at Columbia College Chicago and will be issued as an artist’s book with an iPad app created by Ian Hatcher. Her collaborative digital projects include an erasure bookmarklet, The Deletionist, with Nick Montfort and Jesper Juul, and Whispering Galleries, a site-specific LeapMotion erasure work for the city of New Haven. Another collection of poems is forthcoming from Kore Press. Amaranth is an Assistant Professor of Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences at the University of Washington, Bothell, where she also teaches in the MFA in Creative Writing and Poetics.

Laynie Browne is the author of eleven collections of poetry and two novels. Her most recent collection of poems Scorpyn Odes, is just out from Kore Press. Other recent books include Lost Parkour Ps(alms) in two editions, one in English, and another in French, from Presses universitaires de Rouen et du Havré (2014). She is a 2014 Pew Fellow. Forthcoming books include P R A C T I C E (SplitLevel Texts). She teaches at University of Pennsylvania and Swarthmore College.

Dan Beachy-Quick is a poet, essayist and occasional novelist. His most recent book is A Brighter Word Than Bright: Keats at Work. A new collection of poetry, gentlessness, and a chapbook, Shields & Shards & Stitches & Songs will appear this spring. He's a Monfort Professor at Colorado State University, where he teaches in the MFA Writing Program.

Katy Bohinc is the author of Dear Alain, love letters of a poet to a philosopher, addressed to Alain Badiou. As irreducible a work as any poet would antagonize a philosopher with, yet also a metaphor for Badiou's thought, who responds himself in the afternote. Bohinc demonstrates how Love, Politics, Math and Poetry are conditions on Philosophy, sexual metaphors intended, and poetry is everything. Slavoj Zizek writes: "This book should be banished!" She lives in New York City, is the director of Tender Buttons Press and recently edited Please Add To This List: A Guide to Teaching Bernadette Mayer's Sonnets & Experiments. Work has appeared in Poor Claudia, The Capilano Review, Elderly, Armed Cell & others. She is working on a new book: THE COMMUNITY.

Carla Harryman is he author of seventeen books of poetry, prose, and works for performance including W— /M—(2013), Adorno’s Noise (2008), Gardener of Stars (2001), and Animal Instincts: Prose, Plays, Essays (1989). Her collaborative works include the multi-authored work The Grand Piano, an Experiment in Autobiography: San Francisco, 1975-1980 and The Wide Road (with Lyn Hejinian). Open Box (with Jon Raskin), a CD of music and text performances was released on the Tzadik label in 2012. Her Poets Theater, interdisciplinary, and bi-lingual performances have been presented nationally and internationally. She is the editor of two critical volumes: Non/Narrative, a special issue of the Journal of Narrative Theory, and Lust for Life: On the Writings of Kathy Acker (with Avital Ronell and Amy Shoulder). She serves on the faculty of the Department of English Language and Literature at Eastern Michigan University and on the summer faculty of the Milton Avery School of the Arts at Bard College.


Sunday, March 15, 2015

Wednesday, March 18: Nikki Darling & Jibade-Khalil Huffman


Nikki Darling is a student in the Creative Writing/Literature PhD program at USC. Her poetry, performance, and experimental essays are based around subjectivity, persona, and post-structuralist methods of deconstructing literary form and meaning. She is a columnist at KCET Artbound and is currently finishing her first novel, Fade Into You, a story of mixed-race identity in the San Gabriel Valley during the 1990s. Her criticism has appeared in the Los Angeles Times, LA Weekly, Art Book Review, Tomorrow Magazine, and Public Books, among others. Her essay “Appropriate For Destruction” was included in Best Music Writing 2010.


Jibade-Khalil Huffman is an artist and the author of three books of poems: 19 Names For Our Band (2008), James Brown is Dead (2011), and Sleeper Hold (2015). His art and writing projects, which span performance, photography, poetry, and video, have been presented at galleries and museums, including MoMA/PS1, Marianne Boesky and the Hammer Museum as part of Made in LA 2014.

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Wednesday, March 18 2015, 8pm

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