Saturday, October 1, 2011

The PRB Presents: Peter Gizzi @ Charlie James Gallery, Sat Oct 8

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Peter Gizzi comes to town the second weekend of October, and the PRB is joining with its neighbor on Chung King Road, the Charlie James Gallery, to host him for a single, solo gig in the LA basin.

He's bringing a new book, Threshold Songs, his fifth collection, and it's a deep internal rumble of wintry lyrical abstraction. And don't let a word like 'lyrical' get you all wicked snuffy, Angelenos. True, LA may be the sweaty whalebone undergarment of 'conceptual writing practice' -- but Pete's a dude who can write small weepies about foundling creatures and appear in Against Expression all in the same lifetime. Honestly can't say I know anyone who reads more broadly in poetry than Pete, and it comes across, direct and punchward clear. You'd be a stiff to ditch this one.

You also don't want to miss Richard Kraft's exhibition in the Gallery. Perfect complement, named after a line in one of Pete's poems. It's like five years of mail art landed in your postbox on the same day, blew up roseate like a perfect novel, and gave you the righteous shiver. It's yours for the taking, kiddos.


Saturday October 8, 2011

The PRB @ Charlie James Gallery
975 Chung King Rd.
Los Angeles, CA

Doors open at 7:00pm
Event starts promptly at 7:30pm.