Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Abigail Child & Diane Ward, Saturday, March 31

The Poetic Research Bureau presents:

Abigail Child & Diane Ward
Saturday, March 31, 2012
Doors open @ 7, reading @ 7:30pm

The PRB @ the Public School
951 Chung King Road, Chinatown, LA


Abigail Child is in town to show some film and video at the Redcat, and is so mighty good as to stop by our little alleycat kennel to give a reading and throw up some projections on our wall. How often do you get to kick your feet up on the weekend and do home movies with Abigail?

Joining her is one the PRB's favorite LA scribblers -- urban explorer and all-around swell gal, Diane Ward. This one's a calendar highlight, folks. Hope to see you there!


Abigail Child: feats and deeds.  |  Diane Ward: histories and triumphs.

Friday, March 23, 2012

Saturday, March 24: Cal Bedient & Hillary Granvendyk

The Poetic Research Bureau presents:

Calvin Bedient & Hillary Gravendyk
Saturday, March 24th, 2012
Doors open @ 7, reading @ 7:30pm

951 Chung King Rd, Chinatown, LA

Calvin Bedient is the author of three books of poetry—Candy Necklace (Wesleyan), The Violence of the Morning (University of Georgia Press), and Days of Unwilling (Saturnalia Books)—with a fourth book coming out from Omnidawn in the fall. He is the co-editor of Lana Turner: A Journal of Poetry and Opinion. He lives in Santa Monica.

Hillary Gravendyk is the author of Harm (Omnidawn Press), out last fall. She is the two-time winner of the Eisner Prize in Poetry and her chapbook, The Naturalist, was published by Achiote Press in 2008..  Hillary is currently working on a critical book, Chronic Poetics, that explores intersubjectivity and embodiment in the poetic works of Mei-mei Berssenbrugge, Theresa Hak Kyung Cha, George Oppen, and Larry Eigner. She often collaborates with the photographer Benjamin Burrill and is interested in mixed-media forms. She lives in Claremont, California.

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Phoebe Giannisi & Amanda Ackerman

The Poetic Research Bureau presents...


Sunday, March 11, 2012 at 6:00pm
The PRB @ The Public School
951 Chung King Rd.
Los Angeles, CA

Doors open at 5:30pm
Reading starts at 6:00pm

$5 donation

Phoebe Giannisi
(Athens, Greece,1964) is a poet and a PhD architect. She works as an Assistant Professor at Volos Department of Architecture (University of Thessaly, Greece) where she teaches design and literature poetics related to urban space and landscape. She is involved in public art practices. She is interested in the performative and acoustic dimension of poetry, and she organizes in situ poetic performances in public spaces. In 2010 she was co-curator for the Greek Pavilion of the 12th International Architecture Exhibition (La Biennale di Venezia) (

Amanda Ackerman
is the author of four chapbooks: Sin is to Celebration (co-author, House Press), The Seasons Cemented (Hex Presse), I Fell in Love with a Monster Truck (Insert Press Parrot #8), and Short Stones (forthcoming from Dancing Girl Press). She is co-publisher and co-editor of the press eohippus labs. She also writes collaboratively as part of the projects SAM OR SAMANTHA YAMS and U.N.F.O. (The Unauthorized Narrative Freedom Organization), whose audio text project Explanation as Composition was recently featured at Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions.