Friday, October 23, 2009

Kate Greenstreet & Aaron Kunin

The Poetic Research Bureau presents...

Kate Greenstreet & Aaron Kunin

Sunday, November 1, 2009 at 4:00pm

@ The Poetic Research Bureau
3706 San Fernando Blvd
Glendale, CA 91206

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

$5 donation requested

Kate Greenstreet's second book, The Last 4 Things, is new from Ahsahta Press and includes a DVD containing two short films based on the two sections of the book. Ahsahta published Greenstreet's case sensitive in 2006. She is also the author of three chapbooks, most recentlyThis is why I hurt you (Lame House Press, 2008). Find her poems in current or forthcoming issues of jubilat, VOLT, the Denver Quarterly, Fence, Court Green, and other journals. Visit her online at

Aaron Kunin is the author of a book of poems, Folding Ruler Star, and a novel, The Mandarin. Another collection, The Sore Throat and Other Poems, is forthcoming. He will be reading from a new chapbook, Cold Genius. He lives in Los Angeles.

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Two Readings: C.J. Martin, Julia Drescher & Michelle Detorie and Martha Ronk & Andrew Maxwell

We have two readings at the PRB this week.

Thursday, October 15th at 8:00pm
C.J. Martin, Julia Drescher & Michelle Detorie

Doors open at 8:00pm
Reading starts at 8:30pm

This reading will be hosted by our special guest, Harold Abramowitz. C.J. and Julia are from the Lone Star State and edit Dos Press. Michelle is from Goleta and edits Hex Presse.


Sunday, October 18 at 3:00pm
"Things & Ideas": Martha Ronk & Andrew Maxwell

Doors open at 3:00pm
Reading starts at 3:30pm

Martha Ronk and Andrew Maxwell play the old modernist saw and tip back that sweet Tennessean jar for a weekend reading on classic ontological themes. Hypostatizers unite as Martha reads from her new collection about things, and Andrew reads from a few new chapbooks about ideas. Ponge would be piqued!


C.J. Martin lives in Lockhart, TX, where he co-edits Dos Press with Julia Drescher. He's also a contributing editor for Little Red Leaves ( & LRL e-editions. 3 chapbooks: _WIW?3: Hold me tight. Make me happy_ (Delete Press, 2009), _Lo, Bittern_ (Atticus/Finch, 2008) and _CITY_ (Vigilance Society, 2007). Work recent and forthcoming in Antennae, Broke (w/Julia Drescher), try! (w/Julia Drescher), Coconut, Colorado Review, Denver Quarterly, P-Queue, kadar koli, American Letters & Commentary, The Argotist Online, zafusy, the tiny, & Damn the Caesars.

Julia Drescher's poems may be found in Dusie, Broke, Try, The Colorado Review, P-Queue, goodfoot, & the tiny. A chapbook, Book of Hilda's Hunting, was recently published as part of the Dusie Kollectiv. She co-edits Dos Press (with C.J. Martin) & the online poetry journal Little Red Leaves.

Michelle Detorie lives in Goleta, CA where she edits WOMB and Hex Presse. She is the author of the poetry chapbooks Daphnomancy, Bellum Letters, A Coincidence of Wants, and Ode to Industry, the picture-poem series Psychedelic Domestic and Die*o*rama, and the pamphlet How Hate got Hand. She is currently working on a series of synesthetically coded visual poems that investigate the question of women and animals and whether or not they are real.

Martha Ronk is the author of eight books of poetry, most recently Vertigo, a National Poetry Series selection published by Coffee House 2008, and In a landscape of having to repeat, a PEN USA best poetry book winner 2005, Omnidawn Press. Her fiction, Glass Grapes and other stories was published by BOA Editions 2008. She is a 2007 NEA recipient and has had residencies at both Djerassi and MacDowell. She teaches both creative writing and Renaissance literature at Occidental College, Los Angeles.

Andrew Maxwell is co-director of the Poetic Research Bureau. He edited the occasional poetry journal The Germ, directed the Poetic Research reading series out of Dawson's Bookstore in central LA, and was a founding member of the online French-American translation collective Double Change. His aphorisms, poems, essays and translations have appeared in several American and French magazines including Jubilat, Fence, Triple Canopy, The Hat, Area Sneaks, Arsenal and Po├ęsie.

@ The Poetic Research Bureau
3706 San Fernando Blvd
Glendale, CA 91206

$5 donation requested



Same building, we've just moved our operations and bookshelves next door to the Luna Playhouse. Readings still take place in the same theater in which they've always taken place.