Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Sat, Feb 28th, 7:30pm: Claudia Keelan, Bridgette Bates & Martha Ronk




Bridgette Batesdebut collection, What Is Not Missing Is Light, is the winner of Rescue Press’ Black Box Poetry Prize. Her poems have appeared in Boston Review, Fence, jubilat, PEN Poetry Series, VERSE, and elsewhere.  Originally from Nashville, she lives in Los Angeles where she writes for the Library Foundation of Los Angeles and is a features contributor to Kirkus Reviews

Claudia Keelan is the author of six books poetry, most recently the verse drama O, Heart (Barrow Street 2014). A book of translations Truth of My Songs: The Poems of the Trobairitz is forthcoming from Omnidawn this spring.  Her honors include the Beatrice Hawley Award from Alice James Books (Utopic, 2001) and The Jerome Shestack Prize from the American Poetry Review.  She is Professor of English and Director of the Creative Writing Programs at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, where she edits the journal Interim.

Martha Ronk is the author of numerous collections of poetry, including Transfer of Qualities (2013), a National Book Award long-list selection; Partially Kept (2012); Vertigo (2007), chosen by C.D. Wright for the National Poetry Series; and In a landscape of having to repeat (2004), winner of the PEN Center USA Literary Award. Her prose includes Glass Grapes: And Other Stories (2008), and Displeasures of the Table: memoir as caricature (2001).

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Saturday, February 21, 2015
Doors 7pm
Reading 7:30pm

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

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Sat, Feb 21, 7:30pm: Ackerman, Detorie & Sakkis


AMANDA ACKERMAN is the author of the chapbooks The Seasons Cemented (Hex Presse), I Fell in Love with a Monster Truck (Insert Press Parrot #8), and Short Stones (Dancing Girl Press). She has co-authored Sin is to Celebration (House Press), the Gauss PDF UNFO Burns a Million Dollars, and the forthcoming novel Man’s Wars And Wickedness (Bon Aire Projects). She is co-publisher and co-editor of the press eohippus labs. She also writes collaboratively as part of the projects SAM OR SAMANTHA YAMS and UNFO. Her book The Book of Feral Flora is forthcoming from Les Figues press.
 
MICHELLE DETORIE is the author of numerous chapbooks including Fur Birds (Insert Press), How Hate Got Hand (eohippus labs), and Bellum Letters (Dusie). She also makes visual poems, poetry objects, time-based poetry, and curates the public art project, The Poetry Booth. Her first full-length collection, After-Cave, is just out with Ahsahta Press. She recently completed The Sin in Wilderness, a book-length erasure about love, animals, and affective geography. Her current project is a series of swamp poems narrated by dragons and bitchy ghosts.

JOHN SAKKIS is the author of The Islands (Nightboat Books, 2015) and Rude Girl (BlazeVOX Books 2009), as well as numerous chapbooks and ephemera. Since 2005 he has edited BOTH BOTH, a little magazine of poetry and art. With Angelos Sakkis he has translated four books by Athenian poet Demosthenes Agrafiotis: most recently Y'es and Diaeresis (forthcoming Dusie Press, 2015); their translation of Agrafiotis's Maribor (The Post-Apollo Press, 2011) was awarded the 2011 Northern California Book Award for Poetry in Translation. He lives in Oakland.


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Saturday, February 21, 2015
Doors 7pm
Reading 7:30pm

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

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

The Animal Relation: Molly Bendall, Rachel Mayeri & Laurence Rickels, Sunday Feb 15, 2pm

Variations on a theme: some talk, some verse, some video. Focus on the human-animal relation. New time, same place: Poetic Research Bureau, Sunday February 15, 2pm.



Molly Bendall is the author of four books of poetry, most recently, Under the Quick (Parlor Press, 2009). Her new collection Watchful is forthcoming from Omnidawn in 2016. She has also co-authored with the poet Gail Wronsky, Bling & Fringe (What Books), and has done several collaborative projects with L.A. artist John O’Brien. She teaches at the University of Southern California.

Rachel Mayeri is a Los Angeles-based artist working at the intersection of science and art. Her videos, installations, and writing projects explore topics ranging from the history of special effects to the human animal. For the past several years, she has been working on a series of experimental videos exploring the primate continuum entitled Primate Cinema.


Laurence A. Rickels, in 2011, after thirty years teaching at the University of California, accepted the professorship in art and theory at the Academy of Fine Arts Karlsruhe as successor to Klaus Theweleit. He is also the Sigmund Freud Professor of Media and Philosophy at European Graduate School in Saas Fee, Switzerland. Among Rickels’s many books there are cult classics like The Case of California (1991), The Vampire Lectures (1999), Nazi Psychoanalysis (2002), and The Devil Notebooks (2008). A review of SPECTRE, his 2013 study of James Bond: “The provocations of Rickels’s genius combustion engine – Kulturindustrie, psychoanalysis, deconstruction, German idealism, and Shakespeare – lures us into introjection from the mindless mass media projection Sensurround riding Bond’s technological wave” (The Huffington Post). In the course of his investigations into the condition he termed, already in his first book Aberrations of Mourning (1988), “unmourning,” Rickels has also explored the animal relation, notably in sections of his books Ulrike Ottinger: The Autobiography of Art Cinema (2008), I Think I Am: Philip K. Dick (2010), and his brand new endopsychic genealogy of the Cold War era: Germany. A Science Fiction. For more information please visit his personal website: www.larickels.com

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Sunday, February 15, 2015
Doors open at 1:45pm, Event at 2pm
Poetic Research Bureau
951 Chung King Rd.
Los Angeles, CA 90012


Tuesday, January 20, 2015

January 24, 7:30pm: Rodney Koeneke & Anthony McCann




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Saturday, January 24, 2015
Doors at 7pm
Reading at 7:30pm
Poetic Research Bureau
951 Chung King Rd.
Los Angeles, CA
90012
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Rodney Koeneke’s Etruria is just out from Wave Books. Earlier books include Musee Mechanique (BlazeVOX, 2006) and Rouge State (Pavement Saw, 2003). A new chapbook, Seven for Boetticher & Other Poems, will appear any second now from Oakland's Hooke Press. Recent work can be found in The Brooklyn Rail, Fence, Granta, Gulf Coast, The Nation, and at Harriet, where he was August’s Featured Writer.  He lives in Portland, Oregon, where he teaches British and World History at Portland State.

Anthony McCann is the author of the poetry collections Thing MusicI Heart Your FateMoongarden and Father of Noise. In addition to these books he is one of the authors (along with Matthew Rohrer and Joshua Beckman) of Gentle Reader!,  a collection of erasures of the English Romantics.  Originally from upstate New York he lives in Los Angeles where he irregularly acts as Poet Laureate of Machine Project, a Los Angeles art and performance space. With Machine he has co-curated poetry events in major art museums, private living rooms, secret public closets, the Santa Monica Mountains and the Pacific Ocean (in a boat). Anthony is a member of the faculty at the University of California at Riverside's Palm Desert MFA program. He also teaches at the California Institute of the Arts. 

Thursday, January 15, 2015

January 17, 7:30pm: James Sherry, Brian Kim Stefans & Diane Ward


James Sherry is the author of 12 books of poetry and prose most recently Oops! Environmental Poetics, essays on a new model of environmental culture. His next collection of poetry, Entangled Bank, is forthcoming from Chax Press. He is the publisher of Roof Books and founder of the Segue Foundation in New York City.

Diane Ward's recent published work includes the visual poem "InHouse" in Confluence, edited by Lee Ann Brown, 2012 and "love pivots" in Love Poems, 2014, with Italian translation by Milli Graffi. Roof Books published several collections of her writing beginning in the 1980s. She is currently working on her PhD in Geography at UCLA, focusing on urbanization and conceptions of the human-nature relationship.

Brian Kim Stefans' books include Viva Miscegenation: New Writing (MakeNow, 2013), Kluge: A Meditation and other works (Roof, 2007), What Is Said to the Poet Concerning Flowers (Heretical Texts, 2006), Angry Penguins (Harry Tankoos, 2000), Gulf (Object Editions, 1998) and Free Space Comix (Roof, 1998), Before Starting Over: Selected Interviews and Essays 1994-2005 (Salt Publishing, 2006) and Fashionable Noise: On Digital Poetics (Atelos, 2003). His animated poem "The Dreamlife of Letters" among other works can be viewed at his website arras.net. Recent critical writing include “Conceptual Writing: The L.A. Brand” published by Area Sneaks Sheets, and the series “Third Hand Plays” for the website of the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art concerning electronic literature. He is a professor of English at UCLA.


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JAMES SHERRY
BRIAN KIM STEFANS
& DIANE WARD

Saturday, January 17, 2015
Doors open at 7pm, Reading at 7:30pm

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

Wednesday, January 7, 2015

January 10, 7:30pm: Felix Bernstein & Cecilia Corrigan



Felix Bernstein debuted on YouTube with his real and satirical Coming Out Video in 2008 and went on to play characters from Amy Winehouse to Lamb Chop to Leopold Brant. His critical and uncritical writing has appeared in The Brooklyn Rail, Htmlgiant, GaussPDF, Boston Review, The Believer, Hyperallergic, and Bomb. His first book Notes on Post-Conceptual Poetry is forthcoming from Insert Blanc Press. With Gabe Hoot Rubin, he made the films Unchained Melody and Boyland. Together they directed and starred in Red Krayola’s opera Victorine at the 2012 Whitney Biennial, and lead the band Tender Cousins. He’s always on the nose at www.felixbenstein.com.

Cecilia Corrigan is a writer and performer based in New York. Her debut book, Titanic (Northwestern University Press, 2014) was awarded the Madeleine P. Plonsker Prize. Titanic was on Flavorwire’s Top Ten Academic Press books and Flavorwire’s Top Ten Poetry books of 2014. She has previously worked on HBO's Luck for show-runner David Milch, and recently finished her first feature screenplay. She also writes fiction and performs stand up comedy.


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Saturday, January 10, 2015
Doors at 7pm
Reading at 7:30pm

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

Thursday, December 11, 2014

Divya Victor & Brad Flis


























The Poetic Research Bureau presents...

DIVYA VICTOR
& BRAD FLIS

Saturday, December 13, 2014
7:30pm

Poetic Research Bureau 
951 Chung King Rd
Chinatown, Los Angeles

Divya Victor is the author of Natural Subjects (Trembling Pillow, 2015), UNSUB (Insert/Blanc, 2015), Things To Do With Your Mouth (Les Figues, 2014), Swift Taxidermies 1919-1922 (GaussPDF, 2014), Goodbye John! On John Baldessari (GaussPDF, 2012), PUNCH (GaussPDF, 2011) and Partial Derivative of the Unnameable (Troll Thread, 2012); and the chapbooks Hellocasts by Vanessa Place (2011) and SUTURES (2009). She lives in the United States and Singapore.

Brad Flis is a Torontonian who has recently moved to San Diego from Detroit. He first met Divya Victor in Buffalo though he was reading her poetry in Northampton when she lived in Philadelphia. He teaches at a community college in Chula Vista and busses to Ensenada twice a month. He has written books with Patrick Lovelace Editions and 1913 Press. He's glad to be here.