Wednesday, November 6, 2019

Saturday, November 9: Jacob Kahn, Eric Sneathen & Jeanne Vaccaro
















The Poetic Research Bureau presents...

Hosted by Harold Abramowitz and Andrea Quaid

JACOB KAHN
ERIC SNEATHEN
& JEANNE VACCARO

Saturday, November 9

Doors 7:30pm
Reading 8pm

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Jacob Kahn is a poet and manager/editor at E.M. Wolfman Books, a bookstore, small press and community arts hub in downtown Oakland, CA. He is the author of the chapbooks, Mine Eclogue (Dirty Swan Projects, 2019) and A Circuit of Yields (Wolfman Books, 2014). Other recent writing can be found or is forthcoming in Lana Turner, MARY, Full Stop Quarterly, Elderly, and Mirage #5 Period(ical). He is a 2018 Frontier Fellow at Epicenter in Green River, Utah, a rural design studio and community-based artist residency, and a co-founding editor of the poetry chapbook press, Eyelet Press.

Eric Sneathen splits his time between Oakland and Santa Cruz, where he is a PhD candidate in Literature. His first collection, Snail Poems, was published by Krupskaya in 2016. New poems have been published by bæst, Mirage #5/Period(ical), New Life Quarterly, Snail Trail, and Amerarcana. With Daniel Benjamin, he organized Communal Presence: New Narrative Writing Today and edited The Bigness of Things: New Narrative and Visual Culture (Wolfman Books, 2017).

Jeanne Vaccaro is a writer, curator, and scholar in residence at the ONE National Gay and Lesbian Archives at USC. She is the recipient of an Arts Writers Grant from Creative Capital, and her chapbook, "A Collective Mixtape," is out on Belladonna's Lesbian All Star series.

Tuesday, October 29, 2019

Saturday, November 2: Emmalea Russo, Kate Durbin, Fiona Alison Duncan & Corina Copp

























The Poetic Research Bureau presents...

EMMALEA RUSSO
KATE DURBIN
FIONA ALISON DUNCAN
& CORINA COPP

Saturday, November 2, 2019

Doors 7:30pm
Reading 8pm

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Emmalea Russo’s books are G (Futurepoem) and Wave Archive (Book*hug). She was a writer in residence at the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council and the 18th Street Arts Center, and a visiting writer at the Art Academy of Cincinnati and Parsons School of Design. Recent writing has appeared or is forthcoming in Artcritical, BOMB Magazine, The Brooklyn Rail, Cosmopolitan, Hyperallergic, Los Angeles Review of Books, and SF MOMA's Open Space. She is a practicing astrologer and sees clients, writes, and podcasts on astrology and art at the Avant-Galaxy.

Kate Durbin is a Los Angeles-based artist and writer whose work focuses on popular culture and digital media. Her books include E! Entertainment (Wonder), The Ravenous Audience (Akashic Books), and ABRA (1913 Press). ABRA is also a free, interactive iOS app that is "a living text," which won the 2017 Turn On Literature Prize for electronic literature. In 2015, she was the Arts Queensland Poet-in-Residence in Brisbane, Australia. She has performed or shown her artwork at the Pulse Art Fair in Miami, MOCA Los Angeles, the Haifa Museum in Israel, Transfer Gallery, and elsewhere. Her work has been featured in The New York Times, Art in America, Art Forum, Yale's American Scholar, NPR, The Believer, BOMB, and more.

Corina Copp has translated two texts by Chantal Akerman, the memoir, My Mother Laughs (The Song Cave, 2019), and the play, Night Lobby (e-flux, forthcoming). She is the author of the poetry collection, The Green Ray (Ugly Duckling Presse, 2015), among other chapbooks; and other writing can be found soon or now in America: Films From Elsewhere (Shoestring Press, 2019), Film Comment, Frieze, BOMB, and other publications.

Fiona Alison Duncan is a Canadian American writer, artist, and organizer. She is the founding host of Hard to Read and Pillow Talk. Duncan's debut novel Exquisite Mariposa was just released with Soft Skull Press.

Saturday, October 26, 2019

Saturday, October 26: Devin King, Evan Kleekamp & Patrick Durgin

























The Poetic Research Bureau presents...

DEVIN KING
EVAN KLEEKAMP
& PATRICK DURGIN

Saturday, October 26 2019

Doors 7:30pm
Reading 8pm

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Devin King is the poetry editor for The Green Lantern Press. A narrative poem, The Grand Complication, is out from Kenning Editions. Previous books and chaps: CLOPS, These Necrotic Ethos Come the Plains, and The Resonant Space. Criticism on poetry and sound studies can be found at The Chicago Review, Make Magazine, Plume Poetry, Dusted, and Critical Inquiry.

Evan Kleekamp lives in Los Angeles. They are a 2019 Andy Warhol Arts Writers Grant finalist.

Patrick Durgin’s PQRS: A Poets Theater Script was published in 2013. He is also coauthor, with Jen Hofer, of The Route and editor of Hannah Weiner’s Open House. Durgin also makes artist's books, most recently Zenith. His performance text, "Interference," was published in Emergency Index. He teaches critical theory, literature, and writing at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.

Thursday, October 24, 2019

Correspondence: Rosenthal, Witte, Armendinger, Foster & Sarbanes
















The Poetic Research Bureau presents...

CORRESPONDENCE: a celebration of two new releases from The Operating System: THE GRASS IS GREENER WHEN THE SUN IS YELLOW, by Sarah Rosenthal and Valerie Witte, and STREET GLOSS, by Brent Armendinger. 

Featuring additional readings by Sesshu Foster and Janet Sarbanes. 

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Friday, October 25 2019

Doors 7:20pm
Reading 8pm

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Sarah Rosenthal is the author of several books and chapbooks including 'The Grass Is Greener When the Sun Is Yellow' (The Operating System, 2019; a collaboration with Valerie Witte) 'Lizard' (Chax, 2016), and 'Manhatten' (Spuyten Duyvil, 2009). She edited 'A Community Writing Itself: Conversations with Vanguard Poets of the Bay Area' (Dalkey Archive, 2010). She has done grant-supported writing residencies at Vermont Studio Center, Soul Mountain, Ragdale, New York Mills, Hambidge, and This Will Take Time, and has been a Headlands Center Affiliate Artist. She lives in San Francisco where she works as a Life & Professional Coach, develops curricula for the Center for the Collaborative Classroom, and serves on the California Book Awards jury. More at sarahrosenthal.net.

Valerie Witte is the author of a game of correspondence (Black Radish Books, 2015) and three chapbooks, most recently The Grass Is Greener When the Sun Is Yellow (The Operating System, 2019), a collaboration with Sarah Rosenthal. She is a founding member of the Bay Area Correspondence School, and for eight years, she helped produce many innovative books by women as a member of Kelsey Street Press. In her daytime hours, she edits education books in Portland, OR. Read more at valeriewitte.com.

Brent Armendinger's new book is Street Gloss, a hybrid work of site-specific poetry and experimental translation, featuring Argentinian writers Alejandro Méndez, Mercedes Roffé, Fabián Casas, Néstor Perlongher, and Diana Bellessi, and drawings by Alpe Romero (The Operating System, 2019). Brent is also the author of The Ghost in Us Was Multiplying (Noemi Press, 2015), a finalist for the California Book Award in Poetry. He teaches creative writing at Pitzer College and lives in Los Angeles. His website is brentarmendinger.com.

Sesshu Foster has taught comp and lit in East L.A. for 35 years. His last book, City of the Future (Kaya Press, 2018), won the 2019 CLMP Firecracker Award. A forthcoming novel, ELADATL, a History of the East Los Angeles Dirigible Air Transport Lines, is a collaboration with artist Arturo Ernesto Romo and will be published by City Lights Books in 2020.

A 2017 recipient of a Creative Capital/Andy Warhol art writer’s grant, Janet Sarbanes has published art criticism and other critical writing in museum catalogues, anthologies, and journals such as East of Borneo, Afterall, Journal of Utopian Studies, and The Los Angeles Review of Books. In 2018, she helped program a series of events at CalArts around the 50th anniversary of Fluxus artists Alison Knowles's House of Dust, which was situated on campus from 1969-1971 and served as a locus of alternative pedagogy, art-making, and communal practice. Sarbanes is the author of the short story collections Army of One and The Protester Has Been Released, and teaches in the MFA Creative Writing and MA Aesthetics and Politics programs at CalArts.

Friday, October 18, 2019

Saturday, October 19: Grady, Joseph, Thomas, Villarán & Wagner
















Hosted by Harold Abramowitz and Andrea Quaid

Saturday, October 19

Doors 7:30pm
Reading 8pm

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Kendall Grady's poems have appeared in Dusie, The Atlas Review, and Roomba, a chapbook from The Museum of Expensive Things. They are interested in something like loving the social body.

Jared Joseph is boring.

Cathy Thomas (she/her) received her PhD at UC Santa Cruz in Literature with a designated emphasis in Creative Critical writing. She is now a UC President’s Postdoctoral Fellow working with Nalo Hopkinson to figure out simple ways to “semantically-neurochemically induce” Afrofutures into our “higher-level living autopoietic system.”© Her interests lie in the Caribbean diaspora, carnival culture and practices, decolonial feminist thought, and discovering modes of play and resistance in comic books, cosplay, and pop culture. When she is not writing, or cos-playing, or wining up at carnival, she procrasti-makes short films, linocuts, things that satisfy her love of chemistry, and things that evoke memories of the South Bronx like tiny gardens and Guyanese dishes she loved as a child.
© Sylvia Wynter in Sylvia Wynter:On Being Human as Praxis. Ed Katherine McKittrick (Duke Press, 2015)

Jose Antonio Villarán is the author of two books of poetry: la distancia es siempre la misma (Matalamanga, 2006) & el cerrajero (Album del Universo Bakterial, 2012); one book of translation, Album of Fences, by Omar Pimienta (Cardboard House Press, 2018); and creator of the AMLT project (http://amlt-elcomienzo.blogspot.pe), an exploration of hypertext literature and collective authorship, which was sponsored by Puma from 2011-2014. His third book, titled open pit, is forthcoming from AUB in 2019. He holds an MFA in Writing from the University of California - San Diego, and is currently a PhD Candidate in Literature at the University of California - Santa Cruz.

Kirstin Wagner is a writer, teacher, and PhD candidate in the UCSC Literature Department. Her research concerns inherited trauma in families organizing around domestic violence. Her creative work is published/forthcoming in Genealogy, Bombay Gin Literary Journal, Gesture Literary Journal, and Something on Paper. She has taught creative writing at Naropa University, Indiana University, UC-Santa Cruz, and in the Boulder public school system. You can find her hiding fairies in the redwoods, writing at the beach at 3am, or eating pizza anywhere, anytime.

Wednesday, October 16, 2019

Friday, October 18: Daniel Poppick & Feliz Lucia Molina
















The Poetic Research Bureau presents...

DANIEL POPPICK
& FELIZ LUCIA MOLINA

Friday, October 18 2019

Doors 7:30pm
Reading 8pm

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Daniel Poppick is the author Fear of Description (Penguin, 2019), a winner of the National Poetry Series, and The Police (Omnidawn, 2017). He lives in Brooklyn, where he works as a copywriter and co-edits the Catenary Press.

Feliz Lucia Molina was born and raised in the San Fernando Valley. Her books include Undercastle (Magic Helicopter Press), The Wes Letters (Outpost19), Roulette forthcoming from Make Now Books, and Thundercastle is forthcoming. She can be found at felizluciamolina.com

Friday, October 11, 2019

Saturday, October 12: Angélica Freitas & Hilary Kaplan
















The Poetic Research Bureau presents...

Angélica Freitas 
& Hilary Kaplan 

Hosted by Harold Abramowitz and Andrea Quaid

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Saturday, October 12

Doors 7:30pm
Reading 8pm

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Angélica Freitas is the author of two books of poetry, Rilkeshake (Rilke Shake) and Um útero é do tamanho de um punho (The uterus is the size of a fist), chosen best book of poetry in 2012 by the Associação Paulista de Críticos de Arte. Her graphic novel, Guadalupe, was illustrated by Odyr Bernardi. She has also collaborated with artist Nuno Ramos and musicians Juliana Perdigão and Vitor Ramil. Freitas's poems have been published in Poetry and other magazines internationally. She lives in São Paulo, Brazil.

Hilary Kaplan is the translator of Rilke Shake by Angélica Freitas, which won the National Translation Award and the Best Translated Book Award in 2016. Her most recent translations are Marília Garcia's The Territory Is Not the Map, and 46750, a collaboration between photographer João Pina and poet Viviane Salles. Ms. Kaplan has contributed to Granta, Modern Poetry in Translation, and BBC Radio 4. Her other translations include Paloma Vidal's short story collection, Ghosts, and poems by Ricardo Domeneck and Claudia Roquette-Pinto.