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.