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.