Saturday, January 30, 2010

Lease & Perriere :: Bernheimer & Timmons

TWO readings for the first week of February.

first up...

Joseph Lease & Donna de la Perriere

Thursday, February 4, 2010 at 7:30pm
Doors open at 7:30pm
Reading starts at 8:00pm

and then....

Alan Bernheimer & Mathew Timmons

Sunday, February 7, 2010 at 4:00pm
Doors open at 4:00pm
Reading starts at 4:30pm

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

$5 donation requested

Joseph Lease's critically acclaimed books of poetry include Broken World (Coffee House Press) and Human Rights (Talisman House, forthcoming). His poem "'Broken World' (For James Assatly)" was selected for The Best American Poetry 2002 (Scribner). His poems have also been featured on NPR and published in Bay Poetics, No Gender, and elsewhere.

Donna de la Perrière is the author of True Crime (Talisman House, 2009) and the forthcoming St. Erasure (Talisman House, 2010). Her poems have appeared in No Gender: Reflections on the Life and Work of kari edwards (Litmus Press/Belladonna Books, 2009) and Bay Poetics (Faux Press, 2006). She teaches in the MFA and undergraduate creative writing programs at both California College of the Arts and San Francisco State University, and curates the Bay Area Poetry Marathon reading series at San Francisco’s The Lab gallery and performance space.

Alan Bernheimer was born a New Yorker. Coastal inclination since. Europe before the age of reason. Graduated from Yale and worked with words at various jobs. High-tech marketing for a long spell. Now solar. Bay Area resident for 30 some years. Adventures in Poetry published The Spoonlight Institute last fall. Earlier books include Billionesque and Café Isotope, both from The Figures.

Mathew Timmons has published prose, poetry and criticism in various places including: P-Queue, Flim Forum, The Physical Poets, Or, eohippus labs, Area Sneaks, Artweek, Artillery, The Magazine, X-TRA and The Encyclopedia Project. A chapbook, Lip Service (Slack Buddha), and an 800 page full color, large-format, hardbound book, CREDIT (Blanc Press), was recently published. His first full-length book, The New Poetics (Les Figues Press) and his micro-book collaboration with Marcus Civin, a particular vocabulary (P S Books) are forthcoming.

Monday, January 18, 2010

January 24: Difficult Music, In Spades

Having tested out the Luna Playhouse for sound insulation and absorption last Halloween, and finding it decidedly sympathetic to some stranger vibrations, here comes another test. Sunday, January 24th, from 3pm to 10pm, sound & conceptual artists, power electronics enthusiasts and rogue amplificados from Berlin to Baltimore descend on the the PRB's inner sanctum for some third ear massage. Nine acts, six hours, and three million ways to cry uncle.

The lineup (early show):

Sudden Infant
(Berlin, more here), video
The Haters (GX Jupitter-Larsen, LA), video
R. Jencks (Bay Area), video
Cleanse (Detroit/LA, AKA Hive Mind)
John Wiese (LA)
Damion Romero (LA)

The lineup (late show):

Ear Nose & Throat (Baltimore, members of:
Matmos & Leprechaun Catering)
Wobbly (San Francisco)
Dimmer (LA, Thomas Dimuzio + Joseph Hammer)