Thursday, October 24, 2013

Joshua Beckman & Anthony McCann, Sunday Oct 27, 5pm

Joshua Beckman was born in New Haven, Connecticut. He is the author of nine books, including The Inside of an AppleTake It, Shake, Your Time Has Come, and two collaborations with Matthew Rohrer: Nice Hat. Thanks. and Adventures While Preaching the Gospel of Beauty. He is an editor at Wave Books and has translated numerous works of poetry and prose, including Micrograms, by Jorge Carrera Andrade, 5 Meters of Poems (Ugly Duckling Presse, 2010) by Carlos Oquendo de Amat and Poker (Ugly Duckling Presse, 2008) by Tomaž Šalamun, which was a finalist for the PEN America Poetry in Translation Award. He is also the recipient of numerous other awards, including a NYFA fellowship and a Pushcart Prize. He lives in Seattle and New York. 

Anthony McCann was born and raised in the Hudson Valley. He is the author of I ♥ Your Fate (Wave Books, 2011), Moongarden (Wave Books, 2006) and Father of Noise (Fence Books, 2003). In addition to these three collections, he is one of the authors of Gentle Reader! (2007), a book of erasures of the English Romantics, along with Joshua Beckman and Matthew Rohrer. He has taught English as a Second Language in the former Czechoslovakia, South Korea and Nicaragua, as well as in New York City. Currently he lives in Los Angeles, where he works with Machine Project and teaches in the School of Critical Studies at the California Institute of the Arts. 

Sunday, October 27 @ Poetic Research Bureau.
Doors open at 5:00. Reading at 5:30.
951 Chung King Rd, Chinatown, Los A.

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Lysette Simmons & AJ Urquidi: Saturday, October 26, 7pm

The Poetic Research Bureau presents...

Lysette Simmons & AJ Urquidi

Saturday, October 26 2013
Doors open at 7pm
Reading at 7:30pm

The Poetic Research Bureau @ TELIC Arts

951 Chung King Rd.
Los Angeles, CA

Lysette Elizabeth Simmons
was born and raised in California, where she studied Creative Writing and Music History at UCLA. She recently earned her M.F.A. in Poetry form Brooklyn College. Her works have appeared in elimae, Weird Deer, Why I Am Not a Painter, EOAGH, and The Claudius App. Lysette's first chapbook, Dear Robert, won the Wild and Wyrd Poetry Chapbook Contest, judged by CA Conrad, in 2011, and was published this spring by Mad Hat Press. Lysette lives in the East Village, and when she isn't making paper snowflakes out of old Playboys, you can find her shamelessly improvising every week at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theater.

AJ Urquidi was created and nurtured into adulthood in Monterey, California. He studied Creative Writing and Film at UCLA and spent two years practicing writing in the streets of NYC. He is currently working towards his MFA in Poetry from CSU Long Beach. His poems have appeared numerous times in Westwind Literary Journal, Matchbox Magazine (UC Santa Cruz), and autolycus: rogue literary journal and have been nominated for the Ina Coolbrith Memorial Prize. He spends his mid-twenties in East Long Beach studying post-structuralist nonsense, recording avant-electro-noise-rock compositions, and developing the blueprints for a future outsider literary review for West Coast sound, found, and visually conceptual poetry.

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Sommer Browning, Noah Eli Gordon & Fred Moten: Sunday Oct 20, 4pm

Fred Moten, Sommer Browning and Noah Eli Gordon read Sunday afternoon at the Poetic Research Bureau at 951 Chung King Rd in Chinatown.

Doors open, 3:30pm.
Reading @ 4pm.

Fred Moten works at the intersection of black studies, performance studies, poetry, and critical theory. He is author of Arkansas (Pressed Wafer Press, 2000), In the Break: The Aesthetics of the Black Radical Tradition (University of Minnesota Press, 2003), I ran from it but was still in it. (Cusp Press, 2007), Hughson’s Tavern (Leon Works, 2008), B Jenkins (Duke University Press, 2010), and The Feel Trio (Letter Machine Editions, 2013).

Sommer Browning writes jokes, makes comics and does poetry. She's the author of Either Way I’m Celebrating (Birds, LLC, 2011) and a collection of drawings and one-liners, The Presidents (and Other Jokes) (Future Tense, 2013). With Tony Mancus, she founded the handmade poetry chapbook press, Flying Guillotine, and with Julia Cohen she curates The Bad Shadow Affair, a monthly reading series. She works as a librarian in Denver and lives with the poet Noah Eli Gordon and their baby, Georgia.

Noah Eli Gordon is the author of eight books, including The Year of the Rooster (Ahsahta Press, 2013), The Source (Futurepoem, 2011), and Novel Pictorial Noise (Harper Perennial, 2007), which was selected by John Ashbery for the National Poetry Series and subsequently chosen for the San Francisco State Poetry Center Book Award. Gordon is the co-publisher of Letter Machine Editions, an editor with The Volta, and an Assistant Professor in the MFA program in Creative Writing at The University of Colorado–Boulder, where he currently directs Subito Press.

Wednesday, October 2, 2013

TRAUM UND TRAUMA! A PRB Group Reading, Sat Oct 5.

An evening of suffering, shock, wound and collapse—all within the snug confines of a poetry reading. Join fellow agonists Ara Shirinyan, Anna Joy Springer, Michael du Plessis, Janice Lee, and Harold Abramowitz for a pageant of trauma: historical, social, personal, pet peevial, genocidal.

Hosted by Vanessa Place

(There will be an open-mic opportunity for audience members to read in (1) minute (timed) outpourings of poetic injury.)

         * * *

Doors open @ 7pm
Saturday, October 5
Poetic Research Bureau
951 Chung King Rd
Chinatown, LA