Thursday, May 29, 2008

The Bureau presents...

A Book Release Party for Gabriela Jauregui

Controlled Decay published by Black Goat/Akashic Books

Sunday, June 8 2008, 4:30pm

@ The Poetic Research Bureau
3702 San Fernando Rd.
Glendale, CA 91206

Doors open at 4:30pm
Reading starts at 5:00pm

Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Photos from the Rob Fitterman, Jane Sprague Reading

All photos by Harold Abramowitz

Rob Fitterman Reads

Andrew Maxwell Announces

Jane Sprague Reads

Thursday, May 15, 2008


Notorious rogue Gothamite sampler takes unpleasant detour to clean clocks in the Southland!

Rob Fitterman makes an exception! Long Beach bravo Jane Sprague cuts the ribbon!

Come get a peek at the newest guff factory and prose booster on the block, the POETIC RESEARCH BUREAU in the fetal stage, wriggling like a bookworm in its library music. We'll be building the joint out through the summer, with occasional readings under the heatlamp, only to launch 'big time' in the fall, like stuck-up morning-glories with "good hunch disease"!

Meantime, Ara thinks if we grow beards and promote algorithmic poetry, we may just get into a proper argument. Let's see!

Doors open at 6:30. Reading is 7pm sharp in the theater, and first official pub walk at 8 to abuse your organ meats and carry on the debate!

(Note that Atwater is pre-famous for the highest density of post-chic, murky theme bars in the 5-2-134 triangle. You've never felt "almost there" until you've felt Atwater.)

Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Robert Rauschenberg (1926-2008)

... (bird, flown)

The PRB salutes its forebear, Bob Rauschenberg, master collagist and assemblage artist, who walked off set last night at age 82.

Saturday, May 10, 2008

The Bureau presents...

Rob Fitterman & Jane Sprague
Friday, May 16 2008, 7:00pm

@ The Poetic Research Bureau
3702 San Fernando Blvd
Glendale, CA 91206

Doors open at 6:30.
Reading starts at 7:00 sharp.

At 7:45, join us for the first ever PRB pub-walk:
On the move for hops & brew.

Saturday, May 3, 2008

The Bureau recommends...

Phantom Rosebuds
by Clifford Irving

A Book Launch & Cocktail Party

Featuring art/stage acts by Mario Garcia Torres, Kevin Killian, Amy Robinson, Nicholas Matranga, Morten Norbye Halvorsen and more

May 10, 2008, 7-10 pm

3198 W. 7th Street
Los Angeles, CA 90005

Phantom Rosebuds is a brand new autobiography of Clifford Irving, a controversial writer, lover, prisoner and film character. His 'signature' book chronicles a subjective trawl through a notorious history -- from his early years as a creative writing teacher, through the Howard Hughes scandal, right up to the moment of the author's appearance in his own narrative. A considerable section of the story is dedicated to Clifford Irving's role in F for Fake, the 1972 film by Orson Welles about illusion, techniques of conviction and the speculative value of art.