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.

Friday, November 21, 2014

Jennifer Tamayo, Mark Johnson & Gregory Betts





















The Poetic Research Bureau presents...

JENNIFER TAMAYO
MARK JOHNSON
& GREGORY BETTS

Saturday, November 22, 2014

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We are starting earlier than usual so we can also attend the Insert Blanc Press Fall Book launch at Commonwealth & Council, where the world premiere screening of Joseph Mosconi's Fright Catalog (The Movie) will take place.

Poetic Research Bureau
951 Chung King Rd
Chinatown, Los Angeles

Jennifer BAAAARRRRFFFF Tamayo
is a Colombian-born transnational artist and activist based in New York City. She received her Bachelor of Arts from the University of Chicago and her Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing from Louisiana State University. JT is the author of the collection of poems and art work, Red Missed Aches Read Missed Aches Red Mistakes Read Mistakes (Switchback, 2011) and the limited edition chapbook POEMS ARE THE ONLY REAL BODIES (Bloof Books, 2013). Her second full collection, YOU DA ONE, was published in the fall of 2014 (Coconut Books). Since 2010, JT has served as the Managing Editor for Futurepoem an independent NYC press publishing contemporary poetry and prose. She lives in Harlem.

Mark Johnson is the author of Dream of a Like Place (SUS Press: 2013), rFul (Hiding Press: 2013), Gruon BS (Make Now: 2014), and After Such Knowledge Park (Make Now: 2014). Three of his mix projects can be found on Gauss PDF: Orange Mound (2013), Pink Lotion (2013) and Then AIr (2014). He runs Hiding Place, a book / record shop in Philadelphia.

Gregory Betts is still recovering from Avant Canada, a concerted effort by a generation of Canadian writers to salvage the avant-garde from our capitalist milieu.

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Friday Nov 7, 7:30pm: Laura Moriarty & Andrew Zawacki



LAURA MORIARTY's recent books are The Fugitive Notebook (a chapbook just out from Couch Press), Who That Divines (Nightboat Books, 2014), A Tonalist (Nightboat Books, 2010), A Semblance: Selected and New Poems, 1975-2007 (Omnidawn, 2007) and the novel Ultravioleta (Atelos, 2006). She has taught at Naropa University and Mills College and is now the Deputy Director of Small Press Distribution. She is also part of the  Bay Area Public School collective at the Omni Commons in Oakland where she and Zoe Tuck have just finished teaching a class in Vampire Poetics.





ANDREW ZAWACKI is the author of the poetry books Videotape (Counterpath, 2013), Petals of Zero Petals of One (Talisman House, 2009), Anabranch (Wesleyan, 2004), and By Reason of Breakings (Georgia, 2002). His poems have appeared in The New Yorker, The New Republic, The Nation, and elsewhere, and he has published three books in France: Georgia and Carnet Bartleby, both translated by Sika Fakambi, and Par Raison de brisants, translated by Antoine Cazé and a finalist for the Prix Nelly Sachs. Zawacki’s translation of Sébastien Smirou, My Lorenzo (Burning Deck, 2012), received a French Voices Grant, while his translation of Smirou’s See About, forthcoming from La Presse, earned an NEA Translation Fellowship. A former fellow of the Slovenian Writers’ Association, Zawacki edited Afterwards: Slovenian Writing 1945-1995 (White Pine, 1999) and edited and co-translated Aleš Debeljak’s Without Anesthesia: New and Selected Poems (Persea, 2011). He is coeditor of Verse, The Verse Book of Interviews (Verse, 2005), and Gustaf Sobin’s Collected Poems (Talisman House, 2010). He directs the Creative Writing Program at the University of Georgia.

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Doors open @ 7:00pm, Readings @ 7:30pm
Friday, November 7 – Poetic Research Bureau
951 Chung King Road, Chinatown, Los Angeles

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Timeless, Infinite Light: Emji Spero, Zoe Tuck, Joel Gregory & Olive Blackburn


The Poetic Research Bureau presents...

TIMELESS, INFINITE LIGHT
with
EMJI SPERO 
ZOE TUCK
JOEL GREGORY
& OLIVE BLACKBURN

Timeless, Infinite Light is an Oakland small press focused on contemporary poetry and critical theory, with a heavy, West Coast lean towards the experimental / political / mystical. They are a member of the Omni Collective.

http://timelessinfinitelight.com/

Saturday, November 1, 2014
7:30pm

Poetic Research Bureau 
951 Chung King Rd
Chinatown, Los Angeles

Emji Spero is an Oakland-based artist exploring the intersections of writing, installation, and performance. Their writing has been featured in Tripwire, Dusie, Jupiter88, Jacket2, Tract/Trace, Wheelhouse Magazine,The Vulgate, and Not Enough Data. Spero's new book, almost any shit will do, uses found language, word-replacement and erasure to strange the familiar and map the boundaries of collective engagement.

Joel Gregory is a dropout of the New School MFA program and a co-founder of Timeless, Infinite Light. He is a poet and visual artist living in Oakland, California. 

Zoe Tuck was born in Texas, where she cut her teeth on poetry. Since relocating to the Bay Area, she has been an active in the local literary community, working at Small Press Distribution and co-curating Condensery Reading Series. She facilitates workshops on gender, poetics, trans-mythography, and queer sci-fi. Her recent work can be found in Troubling the Line: Trans and Genderqueer Poetry and Poetics, and in journals such as textsound and Dusie. She is a poetry reader for HOLD: a journal.

Olive Blackburn is a dancer, writer, and communist from Northern California. She is a doctoral candidate at UCLA in dance history. She lives between Oakland and Los Angeles.