Saturday, January 17, 2009

Les Figues & the PRB present...



Saturday, January 31, 2008
$5 suggested donation
Doors 7:00pm
Reading starts at 7:30pm
105 East 6th St., Los Angeles, CA 90016

LISA ROBERTSON’s books include Debbie: An Epic, XEclogue, The Weather, Occasional Works and Seven Walks from The Office for Soft Architecture, The Men. Coach House Press, in Toronto, is about to publish Lisa Robertson’s Magenta Soul Whip, a miscellany of poems. Robertson is currently a visiting artist at California College of the Arts. Born and raised in the San Francisco Bay Area, Montreal based writer and visual artist

YEDDA MORRISON is the author of Girl Scout Nation (Displaced Editions, 2008). Her other books include My Pocket Park (Dusie Press, 2007), Co (Collaborations with Bruce Andrews, Roof Books, 2006) and Crop (Kelsey Street Press, 2003). From 1998-2005 Morrison co-edited Tripwire: a Journal of Experimental Poetics and Visual Art. Morrison has exhibited her visual work throughout the US and Canada and is represented by Republic Gallery in Vancouver, BC.

SOPHIE ROBINSON is the author of a, forthcoming from Les Figues Press. In 2006, she received the Phillipa Hicks award for Creativity and Innovation from the University of London, and her first chapbook, Killin’Kittenish! was published by yt communication in 2006. Her creative and critical work has also been published in Pilot, How2, Dusie and the Openned anthology.

compactspace is an international artist collective affiliated with its sister space, compactlab, in Geneva, Switzerland. This innovative organization, previously located in LA’s Pico-Union district, has recently re-located to historic downtown LA, where it promotes a multi-media arts program that features emerging and mid-career artists. compactspace LA is made possible by the contributions of the University of California San Diego’s Visual Arts Department.

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

The Poetic Research Bureau presents...

Saturday, January 24 2009 at 4:30pm

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

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

$5 donation requested

Kit Robinson is celebrating the publication of his new book The Messianic Trees: Selected Poems, 1976-2003 (Adventures in Poetry, 2009). A co-author of The Grand Piano: An Experiment in Collective Autobiography, San Francisco, 1975-1980 (Mode A, ongoing), he is also the author of 9:45 (The Post Apollo Press, 2003), The Crave (Atelos, 2002) and Democracy Boulevard (Roof, 1998).

Diane Ward was born in Washington, DC and currently lives in Santa Monica, California. She has published ten books of poetry including, most recently, Flim-Yoked Scrim (Factory School, 2006), When You Awake (New York: Portable Press at Yo-Yo Labs), Portrait As If Through My Own Voice (Los Angeles: Margin to Margin, 2001) and Portraits and Maps with Michael C. McMillen (Italy: ML & NLF Editions, 2000). She has been included in numerous anthologies, among them: MOVING BORDERS: Three Decades of Innovative Writing by Women, edited by Mary Margaret Sloan (New Jersey: Talisman House, Publishers, 1998) and OUT OF EVERYWHERE: linguistically innovative poetry by women in North America & the UK, edited by Maggie O’Sullivan (London: Reality Street Editions, 1996).