Friday, July 26, 2013

Claire Donato, Amina Cain & Jeff T. Johnson

The Poetic Research Bureau presents...


Saturday, July 27 2013
Doors open @ 6:30pm, reading starts 7pm

NOTE: Perform Chinatown is happening on the same night. We will be starting promptly at 7pm to accommodate a performance in our space at 8pm. Stick around after the reading to see Sheree Rose perform.

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

Claire Donato
is the author of the novel Burial, from Tarpaulin Sky Press. She grew up in Pittsburgh, PA, holds an MFA in Literary Arts from Brown University, and lives in Brooklyn, NY. Her fiction, poetry, and lyric essays have appeared or are forthcoming in the Boston Review, Aufgabe, Encyclopedia, Evening Will Come, Octopus, and 1913: a journal of forms. She is the author of a poetry chapbook, Someone Else’s Body (Cannibal Books), and was recently a finalist for the National Poetry Series. For more information, visit 

Amina Cain is the author of Creature (Dorothy, a publishing project, fall 2013) and I Go To Some Hollow (Les Figues Press, 2009). Stories have appeared in places such as Denver Quarterly and the Encyclopedia Project and are forthcoming in BOMB and n+1. You can read more about her at

Jeff T. Johnson’s poetry is forthcoming or has recently appeared in coconut, smoking glue gun, and Newark Review 3.0, and he holds a digital residency at The Organism for Poetic Research. Critical writing has appeared in The Aviary, Poetry Project Newsletter, Sink Review, The Rumpus, and elsewhere. With Claire Donato, he collaborates on SPECIAL AMERICA. He lives in Brooklyn, is Editor in Chief at LIT, and edits Dewclaw. He teaches at The New School and St. John's University. For more information, visit

Saturday, July 6, 2013

Burnt Norton: Readings of Authors Deleted from the 2nd Edition of the Norton PAP Anthology

The Poetic Research Bureau's "Burnt Norton Project" features readings from lost canons, "de-selected" and "un-collected" authors, and those who've otherwise fallen out of the peculiar taxonomies of literary certainty.

Reading John Wieners

Reading John Godfrey

Reading David Shapiro

Feel free to submit your own readings and recoveries to our box-fort mailbox at: 

Thursday, July 4, 2013

Sandra Simonds & Jeanine Webb


Saturday, July 20 2013
Doors open @ 7pm, reading starts @ 7:30pm

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

Sandra Simonds is the author of Warsaw Bikini (Bloof Books, 2008) and Mother Was a Tragic Girl (Cleveland State University Poetry Center, 2012) as well as the forthcoming House of Ions (Bloof Books, 2014) and The Glass Box (Saturnalia, 2015). She is assistant professor of English and Humanities at Thomas University in Thomasville, Georgia.

Jeanine Webb's poems have appeared in many journals, most recently in Lana Turner and The Capilano Review. Her recent writing on poetry and the U.S. occupations can be found on the Harriet blog. She has helped organize San Diego's Agitprop Reading Series, and edits the cartonera-style journal TACOCAT. She is a PhD student in Literature and teaches writing at the University of California San Diego.