Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Friday, November 17: The Current Vol. 4







































Join hosts Deenah Vollmer & Ginger Buswell for an LA edition of
The Current at Poetic Research Bureau!

With readings and performances inspired by the times by:

Lusterlit
Deenah Vollmer
Ginger Buswell
Dame Darcy
Jennifer Croft
Lobalam
Sheila McMullin
Alana Amram
Justin Feinstein
DANyDANy

No cover, but we'll be collecting donations for Everytown for Gun Safety.

We'll also be holding a silent auction with art from India Brookover, Axel Wilhite, and Mayon Hanania, store credit to Alias East, yoga classes from Sondra Sun, 323 infinite boob bath and hand towels, a hand painted Kind Woman sweatshirt from Dani Fine, and more TBA!

All proceeds will go to Everytown so bid high! (cash/venmo accepted)

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Event begins at 7pm

Wednesday, November 8, 2017

Saturday, November 11: The Mingus School Celebrates Muhal Richard Abrams


























The Mingus School presents...

YOUNG AT HEART/WISE IN MIND

The Music & Poetry of
MUHAL RICHARD ABRAMS

a tribute through collective listening

at Poetic Research Bureau

Saturday, November 11 2017

Doors 7:30pm
Event 8pm

Monday, November 6, 2017

Friday, November 10: Ghayath Almadhoun, Louise Mathias & Ramón García











The Poetic Research Bureau presents...

GHAYATH ALMADHOUN
LOUISE MATHIAS
& RAMÓN GARCÍA

Celebrating Ghayath Almadhoun's new book 
from Action Books
translated by Catherine Cobham.

Friday, November 10 2017

Doors 7:30pm
Reading 8pm

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Ghayath Almadhoun is a Palestinian poet who was born in a refugee camp in Damascus in 1979. He studied Arabic literature at the University of Damascus and has worked as a cultural journalist for several Arab-language newspapers. In 2006 he founded Bayt al-Qasid, "The House of Poetry," together with the Syrian poet Lukman Derky in Damascus. He has published four collections of poetry in Arabic and his work has been translated into many languages, including two collections in Swedish: Asylansökan (Ersatz, 2010) which was awarded the Klas de Vylders stipendiefond for immigrant writers, and Till Damaskus (Albert Bonniers Förlag, 2014) a collaboration with the Swedish poet Marie Silkeberg, which was included in Dagens Nyheter's list of Best Books of 2014 and adapted as a play for Swedish National Radio. With Silkeberg, Almadhoun has also made several poetry films which can be viewed at Moving Poems. A series of poems by Almadhoun were projected as part of For Aarhus, a new installation by Jenny Holzer. Almadhoun has lived in Stockholm since 2008.

Louise Mathias is the author of two books of poems, Lark Apprentice, which won the New Issues Poetry Prize, and The Traps (Four Way Books), as well as a chapbook Above All Else, the Trembling Resembles a Forest, chosen by Martha Ronk for the Burnside Review Chapbook competition. Raised in England and Los Angeles, for the last eight years she has lived in Joshua Tree where she drives around the Mojave taking photos and writing poems about wildflowers, desolation, sex and trash.

Ramón García was born in Colima, Mexico and grew up in Modesto, California. He is the author of two books of poetry The Chronicles (Red Hen Press, 2015) and Other Countries (What Books Press, 2010), and a monograph on the artist Ricardo Valverde (University of Minnesota Press, 2013). The Chronicles was a finalist for the International Latino Book Award for Best Poetry Book in English in 2016. His poetry has appeared in Best American Poetry anthology, The Floating Borderlands: Twenty-Five Years of US-Hispanic Literature, The American Journal of Poetry, Los Angeles Review, and Mandorla: New Writing from the Americas.

Thursday, October 26, 2017

Friday, October 26: David Abel & Mark Wallace




















The Poetic Research Bureau presents...

DAVID ABEL
& MARK WALLACE

Friday, October 27 2017

Doors 7:30pm
Reading 8pm

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David Abel
is a poet, editor, and educator, and the proprietor of Passages Bookshop & Gallery in Portland, Oregon. He is currently touring with two new books: Selected Durations, a limited-edition, letterpress artist’s book published by the Black Rock Press at the University of Nevada, Reno, and XIV Eclipses, a book of poems from Couch Press in Portland. With Sam Lohmann, he publishes the Airfoil chapbook series, and since moving to Portland at the end of the last millenium he has published twenty-five issues of the free poetry & art broadside series Envelope.

Mark Wallace
is the author and editor of more than fifteen books and chapbooks of poetry, fiction, and essays. Most recently he has published a novel, Crab, and book-length prose poem, Notes from the Center on Public Policy. Selections of his multi-part long poem The End of America, which he has been writing since 2005, have appeared in numerous publications. He lives in San Diego, California.

Friday, October 20, 2017

Saturday, October 21: Louise Mathias, Elena Karina Byrne & Steffi Drewes

















The Poetic Research Bureau presents...

LOUISE MATHIAS
ELENA KARINA BYRNE
& STEFFI DREWES

Saturday, October 21 2017

Doors 7:30pm
Reading 8pm

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Louise Mathias is the author of two books of poems, Lark Apprentice, which won the New Issues Poetry Prize, and The Traps (Four Way Books), as well as a chapbook Above All Else, the Trembling Resembles a Forest, chosen by Martha Ronk for the Burnside Review Chapbook competition. Raised in England and Los Angeles, for the last eight years she has lived in Joshua Tree where she drives around the Mojave taking photos and writing poems about wildflowers, desolation, sex and trash.

Multi-media artist, editor, Poetry Consultant / Moderator for The Los Angeles Times Festival of Books, Elena Karina Byrne is the author of Squander (Omnidawn 2016), MASQUE (Tupelo Press, 2008), and The Flammable Bird (Zoo Press 2002). She just completed a collection of essays entitled, Voyeur Hour: Meditations on Poetry, Art & Desire. Her book reviews and poetry publications include the Pushcart Prize XXXIII, Best American Poetry, Poetry, The Paris Review, APR, TriQuarterly, The Kenyon Review, Denver Quarterly, Slate, Volt, Diode, OmniVerse, Verse, and BOMB.

Steffi Drewes is the author of Tell Me Every Anchor Every Arrow (Kelsey Street Press, 2016) and the chapbooks Magnetic Forest, Cartography Askew, History of Drawing Circles, and New Animal (forthcoming 2017, Dancing Girl Press). Her poems have appeared in journals such as 6x6, Eleven Eleven, Laurel Review, MAKE Literary Magazine, and in the anthology It’s Night in San Francisco But It’s Sunny in Oakland (Timeless, Infinite Light, 2014). This spring she also debuted a custom set of photo-based tarot cards in performance at The Wassaic Project Summer Exhibit: Vagabond Time Killers in New York. She works as a freelance writer and editor in the Bay Area.

Saturday, October 14, 2017

Sunday afternoon, Oct 15th: @SEA #16 "The/oral"




The Poetic Research Bureau's Sunday live magazine returns, with hauntings from Vienna, New Mexico, Buenos Aires and beyond. The sixteenth episode is focus on the theme of "the/oral" – voice, oral history, the guttural, the sung.

Featuring:

Philipp Schmickl (Vienna) – talk
Chelsea Rector (Los Angeles) – folk-song & active listening
Jon Davis (New Mexico) – translation & poetry
Nelson Carlo De Los Santos – film excerpt
Andrew Choate & Jeremy Kennedy – voice & falsely ethereal music

Doors 1pm
Event 1:30pm-3:30pm

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Philipp Schmickl is the editor of "THEORAL – oral music histories and interesting interviews", a rhizomatiqc and continuously growing web of stories and thoughts in- and outside of the experimental music scene. In his talk "On being a medium" he will try to point out the guiding principles of his work.

Chelsea Rector performs Young Tambling: "I will listen, unaccompanied. She will sing, unaccompanied. "Young Tambling" is a folk-tale with a woman at the center of the narrative. She is mortal and is as impregnable as she is fallible. Saving the life of her beloved, in an enchanted forest, Chelsea Rector's adapted folk-song subtly resets the primary-text. As "Young Tambling" is performed, as it is sung, the terminology shifts from magical to relatable."

Jon Davis reads from recent work and translations of Iraqi poet Naseer Hassan. Jon is the author of six chapbooks and four books of poetry, including Preliminary Report (Copper Canyon, 2010) and Scrimmage of Appetite (University of Akron, 1995). He also co-translated Dayplaces (Tebot Bach, 2015) from the Arabic with author Naseer Hassan. He has received numerous awards for his poetry, including a Lannan Literary Award, two National Endowment for the Arts Fellowships, and the Lavan Younger Poets Award from the Academy of American Poets. He is Director of the Low Residency MFA at the Institute of American Indian Arts in Santa Fe. He occasionally performs as the peripatetic poet Chuck Calabreze.

We will screen an excerpt of Canciones De Cunas by Nelson Carlo De Los Santos. Nelson Carlo de Los Santos Arias is a director and writer, originally from the Dominican Republic, and is known for Cocote (2017), Lullabies (2014) and Le Dernier des Bonbons (2011).


Andrew Choate & Jeremy Kennedy haint Los Angeles. They will perform "Philosophy Coaching," This performance uses the relationship between coaching and action to coax out an experience of musical activity as relatable, manipulable and un/imaginable. Advice translated live. Music falsely ethereal.

Friday, October 13, 2017

Postponed: Gillian Conoley & Martha Ronk

Due to the tragic fires in Northern California, which have impacted the friends and families of both Gillian Conoley and PRB programmers, we are postponing Saturday night's reading until later this fall. We wish our fellow Californians strength and resolve during a difficult time, and look forward to Gillian and Martha joining us soon. Let the water come.