Friday, July 9, 2010


The Poetic Research Bureau presents...


Sunday, July 11, 2010 at 4:30pm

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

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

$5 donation requested

Steven Farmer is a San Diego native who migrated to north Oakland in the early '80's. He's worked for years in restaurants, and started a second career in the IT industry, spending the last 10 years at Sun Microsystems (now Oracle). Books include Coracle, Tone Ward, World of Shields, Standing Water, Medieval, and just out: Glowball (theenk Books, NY, 2010). See also Crayon, Third Factory/Notes to Poetry , Poetics Journal, and Carlos Soto Roman's fabulous Elective Affinities website.

Of Glowball, Sianne Ngai says: "Is the word 'glow' now permanently ominous? What is the future of aesthetic enchantment in the society of the spectacle? In a book where poems become exploding dandelion heads of the spreadsheet and situation room, Steve Farmer radically estranges us from our present as if it were the future’s past. Glowball est a praeclarus quod perago libri."

There is a line in Glowball about Glendale. This will be Farmer's first visit to Glendale.

Thom Donovan lives in NYC where he edits Wild Horses of Fire weblog ( and coedits ON Contemporary Practice. He is a participant in the Nonsite Collective and a curator for the SEGUE reading series. His criticism and poetry have been published widely in BOMB, PAJ: performance + art, Modern Painters, The Brooklyn Rail, and at the Poetry Foundation's Harriet blog. Currently he is working on a book of criticism, Sovereignty and US: Critical Objects 2005-2010, and on the Project for an Archive of the Future Anterior (with Sreshta Rit Premnath). His book The Hole is forthcoming with Displaced Press.