Thursday, August 29, 2013

Stephen Boyer, Sophie Sills & Zack Haber

The Poetic Research Bureau presents...


Friday, August 30 2013
Doors open @ 7pm, reading starts 7:30pm

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

Stephen Boyer is the author of the novel “Parasite” (Publication Studios), “GHOSTS” (Bent Boy Books), “The Form of Things” (2nd Floor Projects), they curate the blog, with the help of countless others they spearheaded the compiling of the Occupy Wall Street Poetry Anthology, recently they exhibited an installation at The Center for Book Arts (Jan-March 2013) showcasing both the Occupy Wall Street Poetry Anthology and the Peoples Free Library, which Stephen was a member.

Sophie Sills' book of poetry, Elemental Perceptions: A Panorama was released from BlazeVOX Books in the winter of 2010. Her poems and reviews have appeared in Elimae, Cricket Online Review, thethe poetry, Jacket2, Manor House Quarterly and other journals. She lives in Los Angeles, teaches at National University and publishes Peacock Online Review.

Zack Haber is a poet who lives in Oakland and curates The Other Fabulous Reading Series and co-organizes The Oakland Youth Poetry Workshop. Recent work has appeared or is forthcoming in Dusie, Poetry is Dead,, Red Lightbulbs, and The West Wind Review.

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

PRB Video: Jeanine Webb

Jeanine Webb reads from recent work at the PRB, July 20, 2013.

Monday, August 19, 2013

PRB Video: Sandra Simonds

Sandra reads from recent work on July 20, 2013 at the PRB. Jeanine Webb to come.

(Note: the fidelity of these videos should get better in the future – we're losing some crispness in the conversion and upload to Youtube.)

Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Reading, Sat August 10: Julie Doxsee & Andrew Wessels

Julie Doxsee is the Canadian-American author of three books of poetry: The Next Monsters (Black Ocean 2013), Objects for a Fog Death (Black Ocean 2010), and Undersleep (Octopus Books 2008). She holds a PhD in English and Creative Writing from the University of Denver (2007) and an MFA in Writing from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (2002). In 2007 she moved to Istanbul, where she teaches academic writing, creative writing, and literature courses at Koç University.

Andrew Wessels has lived in Houston, Cambridge, and Las Vegas. Currently, he splits his time between Istanbul and Los Angeles. He has held fellowships from Poets & Writers and the Black Mountain Institute. His poems, translations, and collaborations can recently be found in VOLT, Witness, Fence, Colorado Review, The Journal, Washington Square Review, Grist, and Handsome. He is the managing editor of Les Figues Press and edits the poetry and poetics journal The Offending Adam.



Saturday, August 10, 2013
Doors open @ 7pm, reading starts @ 7:30pm

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

Friday, August 2, 2013

Fitzgerald, Durbin, Krimko, Polito, Healy & So

The Poetic Research Bureau presents...


Friday, August 2 2013
Doors open @ 7pm, reading starts @ 7:30pm

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

Adam Fitzgerald is the author of The Late Parade, his debut collection of poetry from W. W. Norton’s historic Liveright imprint. His poems, essays and interviews have appeared in A Public Space, The American Reader, Boston Review, The Brooklyn Rail, Conjunctions, Fence, and elsewhere. He is the founding editor of the poetry journal Maggy, and the small artisan press Monk Books, publishing Mark Strand’s prose poems with original collages as well as Bernadette Mayer’s translations of Catullus. This fall, he will co-curate the immersive-environment exhibit “John Ashbery Collects: Poet Among Things” for Loretta Howard Gallery in Chelsea, New York. He teaches at The New School and Rutgers University. He lives in the East Village. 

Andrew Durbin is the author of several chapbooks, including Reveler (Argos Books 2013) and The Standard (Insert Blanc Press, forthcoming). He co-edits Wonder, a publishing and events platform focused on poetry and new media art, and curates the Queer Division reading series on the Lower East Side. He lives in New York.

Stuart Krimko is the author of Hymns and Essays (mal-o-mar editions) and The Sweetness of Herbert (Sand Paper Press), and the translator of The Last Books of Héctor Viel Temperley and Belleza y Felicidad: Selected Writings by Fernanda Laguna and Cecilia Pavón.

Robert Polito’s poetry includes Hollywood & God (2009); a renowned poet, scholar, biographer, and essayist, he directs Creative Writing at The New School. This year he was appointed President of The Poetry Foundation. - See more at:

Tom Healy is a writer, poet, and chairman of the Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board, which oversees the Fulbright program worldwide. His first book, What the Right Hand Knows (Four Way Books), was a finalist for the 2009 L.A. Times Book Prize and the Lambda Literary Award. His second book, Animal Spirits, was released earlier this year from Monk Books. His poems and essays have appeared in numerous literary journals and anthologies. He is a professor at New York University and is a visiting professor at the New School. His website is:

Mark So's work explores ordinary situations in various open frames of perception and action through simple means of recording/transcription/reading, as well as changing experiences of silence. He has produced a vast output of scores—primarily (but not exclusively) text based—grounding diverse experiences of straightforward literacy, where suitable action emerges between complete adequacy and pure discovery. Some 300 pieces alone concern the poems of John Ashbery. In addition to extensive musical activities, he has collaborated on unique projects with a range of artists including Rick Bahto, Adam Fitzgerald, Chris Girard, Julia Holter, Eileen Myles, Julie Tolentino & Stosh Fila. His work often takes place in anonymous, open environments, and realizations have ranged from instrumentals, spoken texts, and performed actions, to tapes, films, quasi-installations, and other, more fanciful/obscure manifestations.