Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Les Figues & Natalia Fedorova + Jared Stanley, Laura Wetherington

UPDATE: Sandra Simonds needed to cancel. We'll reschedule soon. Jared Stanley & Laura Wetherington will still be reading so come on out!

The Poetic Research Bureau presents two great events this week:
  • Friday, March 15: Natalia Fedorova with Vanessa Place hosted by Les Figues Press
  • Saturday, March 16: Jared Stanley & Laura Wetherington

Both events will begin around 7pm (though if you have attended our events in the past, you know we are not exactly punctual -- we try to allow some time for latecomers and the usual bad Los Angeles traffic).


Natalia Fedorova with Vanessa Place
Hosted by Les Figues Press

Friday, March 15, 2013
Doors open @ 6:30pm, reading @ 7pm


Sandra Simonds, Jared Stanley & Laura Wetherington

Saturday, March 16 2013
Doors open @ 6:30pm, reading starts @ 7pm


The Poetic Research Bureau @ Telic Arts
951 Chung King Rd.
Los Angeles, CA


Natalia Fedorova is a new media artist, writer, literary scholar and translator. Natalia holds a PhD in literary theory from Herzen State University (St-Petersburg). She is an author of publications on avant-garde poetry, kitetic poetry, concrete poetry, hyperfiction, literary text generators and video poetry, as well as a curator and creator of VIDEO.txt, videopoetry festival in St- Petersburg. During 2011 – 2012 Natalia was a Fulbright postdoctoral researcher at the Trope Tank, MIT. Natalia is an author of hyperfiction piece with multiple endings «7», and a boutes-rime novel Madame Ebaressa and a Butterfly, co-written with Sergeij Kitov, and a number of short prose fragments. In collaboration with Taras Mashtalir she founded Machine Libertine, a media poetry project (Snow Queen, In Your Voice,Machine Poetry Manifesto, Whoever You Are, Light Duty, Memory). Currently Natalia is a SPIRE postdoctorate researcher with the ELMCIP group at the University of Bergen (Norway) and an editor of e-lit and new media writing column in Rattapallax magazine (NY).

Technologies of Conceptualism Moscow conceptualism is classic. There is Prigov room in the Hermitage 20/21. Conceptualism is alive in the Innovation Contemporary Art Prize’s shortlist (Boris Groys Moscow Symposium: Conceptualism Revisited and Jury Albert Moscow Conceptualism. The Beginning). Laboratory of Poetic Actionism is realizing poetry in the collective action borrowing Moscow conceptualists’ language to translate it via video into repoliticized poetry. Native of St-Petersburg conceptualism is more abstract, prone to asciiticism, performed by the matrix printer (Ivan Khimin Abstract Conceptualism). With a mirror of iPad or notepad, microphone or video editing Natalia Fedorova is collecting the collective by means of writing on the languages she finds herself in.

View some of Natalia's videos online:



In Your Voice


Sandra Simonds is the author of Warsaw Bikini (Bloof Books, 2008) and Mother Was a Tragic Girl (Cleveland State University Poetry Center, 2012). She is assistant professor of English and Humanities at Thomas University in Thomasville, Georgia.

Jared Stanley is the author of two books of poetry, The Weeds and Book Made of Forest, both from Salt Publishing. He is a member of the public art group Unmanned Minerals, and co-edits Mrs. Maybe, a Journal of Skeptical Occultism. Stanley is a 2012-2014 Research Fellow at the Center for Art + Environment at the Nevada Museum of Art and he lives in Reno. 

Laura Wetherington's first book, A Map Predetermined and Chance (Fence Books 2011), was selected by C.S. Giscombe for the National Poetry Series. She co-founded and edits textsound.org. Wetherington teaches creative writing at Sierra Nevada College and is at work on a series of fake translations.