Thursday, October 25, 2012

Corina Copp & Joseph Harrington


The Poetic Research Bureau presents...

Friday, November 2, 2012
Doors open @ 7pm, reading @ 7:30pm

The Poetic Research Bureau @ The Public School
951 Chung King Rd.
Los Angeles, CA

Corina Copp is most recently the author of Pro Magenta/Be Met (Ugly Duckling Presse 2011), with publications forthcoming from Bad Press, Minutes Books, and Trafficker Press. Poetry, performance texts, and critical writing can be found soon or now at The Claudius App, The Cambridge Literary Review, Hi Zero, Boston Review, BOMB, SFMOMA's Open Space, and elsewhere. She is currently working on a performance trilogy based on the works of Marguerite Duras, entitled The Whole Tragedy of the Inability to Love. Part one, SUSANSWERPHONE, was presented this October at the CUNY Graduate Center's three-day PRELUDE.12 Festival. She is a former editor of The Poetry Project Newsletter (2009–11), and lives in Brooklyn, New York.

Joseph Harrington is the author of Things Come On (an amneoir) (Wesleyan Poetry 2011), a mixed-genre work relating the twinned narratives of the Watergate scandal and his mother's cancer, which was a Rumpus magazine Poetry Book Club selection; the chapbook Earth Day Suite (Beard of Bees Press 2010 - available as free PDF); and the critical study Poetry and the Public: The Social Form of Modern US Poetics (Wesleyan UP 2002). His creative work also has appeared in BathHouse, 1913: a journal of forms, Hotel Amerika, No Tell Motel, With+Stand, Otoliths, Fact-Simile, and P-Queue, among others; and he has published articles on modernism, political philosophy, and the cultural history of poetry in the U.S., in journals such as Jacket2, American Literary History, and American Literature. He is currently at work on a four-volume mixed-genre and -media account of his mother's life and times. He teaches at the University of Kansas in Lawrence, USA.

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Oct 21: Franck André Jamme; Lisa Pearson in conversation


The Poetic Research Bureau  presents a Reading + Franck André Jamme in Conversation with Lisa Pearson

Sunday, October 21, doors open at 5. Reading & conversation at 5:30pm.
PRB at The Public School, 951 Chung King Road. (CHiNATOWN)


It could be a cult classic: the debut edition of Siglio Press’s Tantra Song—one of the only books to survey the elusive tradition of abstract Tantric painting from Rajasthan, India—sold out in a swift six weeks. The works depict deities as geometric, vividly hued shapes and mark a clear departure from Tantric art’s better-known figurative styles. They also resonate uncannily with lineages of twentieth-century art—from the Bauhaus and Russian Constructivism to Minimalism—as well as with much painting today. Rarely have the ancient and the modern come together so fluidly.
—Lauren O’Neill-Butler, THE PARIS REVIEW DAILY

Franck André Jamme is one of France’s leading contemporary poets and the author of more than a dozen books. His publications in English (translated by John Ashbery, Charles Borkhuis, David Kelley, Norma Cole, and Michael Tweed) include New Exercises (Wave Books), Another Silent Attack, The Recitation of Forgetting, Extracts from the Life of a Beetle (Black Square Editions), and Moon Wood (Sélavy Press). Described by Henri Michaux as “a writer of rare quality,” Jamme has also collaborated with a number of artists including Phillippe Favier, Suzan Frecon, Acharya Vyakul, and Hans Schimansky, as well as translated the works of John Ashbery and Lokenath Bhattacharya. A specialist in art brut, Tantric and tribal arts of India, he has curated and contributed to exhibitions at The Drawing Center, Centre Georges Pompidou, Galerie du Jour, and Beaux-Arts de Paris, among others.

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Steven Seidenberg & David Abel

Saturday, October 13, 2012 
Doors open @ 7pm, reading @ 7:30pm

The Poetic Research Bureau @ The Public School 
951 Chung King Rd. Los Angeles, CA

Steven Seidenberg is a poet and artist living in San Francisco. His work as an academic philosopher and poet has appeared in various literary and scholarly journals. His chapbook, Verge, was recently published by Hidebound Press. He is co-creator and contributing editor (with Elizabeth Robinson) of Pallaksch. Pallaksch., a journal devoted to poetry broadly understood as philosophical in the character of its inquiry, forthcoming from Instance Press. 

David Abel is a poet, editor, and teacher, and the proprietor of Passages Bookshop. Three new books were released in the summer of 2012: Float, a collection of collage texts spanning twenty-five years of work (Chax Press); Tether, a chapbook of poems (Barebone books); and Carrier, a sequence of hypergraphics (c_L Books). With Sam Lohmann, he publishes the Airfoil chapbook series, and since 2002 he has published twenty-four issues of the free broadside series Envelope. He lives in Portland, Oregon.