Monday, May 25, 2009
The Poetic Research Bureau presents...
BRIAN KIM STEFANS, BRANDON DOWNING & STAN APPS
Saturday, June 6 2009 at 4pm
@ The Poetic Research Bureau
3702 San Fernando Blvd
Glendale, CA 91206
Doors open at 3:00pm
Reading starts at 4pm
$5 donation requested
Wine and snacks served before the reading
Brian Kim Stefans' recent books include Kluge: A Meditation, and other works (Roof, 2007), What is Said to the Poet Concerning Flowers (Factory School, 2006), and Before Starting Over: Essays and Interviews (Salt Publishing, 2007). His digital works such as "The Dreamlife of Letters" and "Star Wars, One Letter at a Time" have been shown in gallery settings worldwide; many of these can be found at his website, www.arras.net. He is an Assistant Professor of English at UCLA, specializing in poetry and electronic writing.
Brandon Downing is a videomaker, visual artist, and writer originally from the San Francisco Bay Area. His poetry collections include The Shirt Weapon (Germ, 2002), and Dark Brandon (Faux, 2005). An online gallery featuring his photographic work can be seen online at http://brandondowning.org. A feature-length DVD collection of recent video works, Dark Brandon // Eternal Classics, was released in 2007, and a monograph of his literary collages, Lake Antiquity, will be published by Fence Books this fall.
Stan Apps writes poems and essays. His books include: God's Livestock Policy (Les Figues, 2008), Handbook of Poetic Language (eohippus labs, 2008), Grover Fuel (Scantily Clad e-book, 2009) and Info Ration (Make Now, 2007). A chapbook of Sonnets is forthcoming soon from Peachpit Press, and his essays will be collected as The World As Phone Bill (Combo Books) late this year. Stan's poetry emphasizes direct statement, obviousness, economics, and the phatic nature of the self-explanatory.