Thursday, December 11, 2014

Divya Victor & Brad Flis


























The Poetic Research Bureau presents...

DIVYA VICTOR
& BRAD FLIS

Saturday, December 13, 2014
7:30pm

Poetic Research Bureau 
951 Chung King Rd
Chinatown, Los Angeles

Divya Victor is the author of Natural Subjects (Trembling Pillow, 2015), UNSUB (Insert/Blanc, 2015), Things To Do With Your Mouth (Les Figues, 2014), Swift Taxidermies 1919-1922 (GaussPDF, 2014), Goodbye John! On John Baldessari (GaussPDF, 2012), PUNCH (GaussPDF, 2011) and Partial Derivative of the Unnameable (Troll Thread, 2012); and the chapbooks Hellocasts by Vanessa Place (2011) and SUTURES (2009). She lives in the United States and Singapore.

Brad Flis is a Torontonian who has recently moved to San Diego from Detroit. He first met Divya Victor in Buffalo though he was reading her poetry in Northampton when she lived in Philadelphia. He teaches at a community college in Chula Vista and busses to Ensenada twice a month. He has written books with Patrick Lovelace Editions and 1913 Press. He's glad to be here.

Friday, November 21, 2014

Jennifer Tamayo, Mark Johnson & Gregory Betts





















The Poetic Research Bureau presents...

JENNIFER TAMAYO
MARK JOHNSON
& GREGORY BETTS

Saturday, November 22, 2014

*6:30pm*


We are starting earlier than usual so we can also attend the Insert Blanc Press Fall Book launch at Commonwealth & Council, where the world premiere screening of Joseph Mosconi's Fright Catalog (The Movie) will take place.

Poetic Research Bureau
951 Chung King Rd
Chinatown, Los Angeles

Jennifer BAAAARRRRFFFF Tamayo
is a Colombian-born transnational artist and activist based in New York City. She received her Bachelor of Arts from the University of Chicago and her Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing from Louisiana State University. JT is the author of the collection of poems and art work, Red Missed Aches Read Missed Aches Red Mistakes Read Mistakes (Switchback, 2011) and the limited edition chapbook POEMS ARE THE ONLY REAL BODIES (Bloof Books, 2013). Her second full collection, YOU DA ONE, was published in the fall of 2014 (Coconut Books). Since 2010, JT has served as the Managing Editor for Futurepoem an independent NYC press publishing contemporary poetry and prose. She lives in Harlem.

Mark Johnson is the author of Dream of a Like Place (SUS Press: 2013), rFul (Hiding Press: 2013), Gruon BS (Make Now: 2014), and After Such Knowledge Park (Make Now: 2014). Three of his mix projects can be found on Gauss PDF: Orange Mound (2013), Pink Lotion (2013) and Then AIr (2014). He runs Hiding Place, a book / record shop in Philadelphia.

Gregory Betts is still recovering from Avant Canada, a concerted effort by a generation of Canadian writers to salvage the avant-garde from our capitalist milieu.

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Friday Nov 7, 7:30pm: Laura Moriarty & Andrew Zawacki



LAURA MORIARTY's recent books are The Fugitive Notebook (a chapbook just out from Couch Press), Who That Divines (Nightboat Books, 2014), A Tonalist (Nightboat Books, 2010), A Semblance: Selected and New Poems, 1975-2007 (Omnidawn, 2007) and the novel Ultravioleta (Atelos, 2006). She has taught at Naropa University and Mills College and is now the Deputy Director of Small Press Distribution. She is also part of the  Bay Area Public School collective at the Omni Commons in Oakland where she and Zoe Tuck have just finished teaching a class in Vampire Poetics.





ANDREW ZAWACKI is the author of the poetry books Videotape (Counterpath, 2013), Petals of Zero Petals of One (Talisman House, 2009), Anabranch (Wesleyan, 2004), and By Reason of Breakings (Georgia, 2002). His poems have appeared in The New Yorker, The New Republic, The Nation, and elsewhere, and he has published three books in France: Georgia and Carnet Bartleby, both translated by Sika Fakambi, and Par Raison de brisants, translated by Antoine Cazé and a finalist for the Prix Nelly Sachs. Zawacki’s translation of Sébastien Smirou, My Lorenzo (Burning Deck, 2012), received a French Voices Grant, while his translation of Smirou’s See About, forthcoming from La Presse, earned an NEA Translation Fellowship. A former fellow of the Slovenian Writers’ Association, Zawacki edited Afterwards: Slovenian Writing 1945-1995 (White Pine, 1999) and edited and co-translated Aleš Debeljak’s Without Anesthesia: New and Selected Poems (Persea, 2011). He is coeditor of Verse, The Verse Book of Interviews (Verse, 2005), and Gustaf Sobin’s Collected Poems (Talisman House, 2010). He directs the Creative Writing Program at the University of Georgia.

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Doors open @ 7:00pm, Readings @ 7:30pm
Friday, November 7 – Poetic Research Bureau
951 Chung King Road, Chinatown, Los Angeles

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Timeless, Infinite Light: Emji Spero, Zoe Tuck, Joel Gregory & Olive Blackburn


The Poetic Research Bureau presents...

TIMELESS, INFINITE LIGHT
with
EMJI SPERO 
ZOE TUCK
JOEL GREGORY
& OLIVE BLACKBURN

Timeless, Infinite Light is an Oakland small press focused on contemporary poetry and critical theory, with a heavy, West Coast lean towards the experimental / political / mystical. They are a member of the Omni Collective.

http://timelessinfinitelight.com/

Saturday, November 1, 2014
7:30pm

Poetic Research Bureau 
951 Chung King Rd
Chinatown, Los Angeles

Emji Spero is an Oakland-based artist exploring the intersections of writing, installation, and performance. Their writing has been featured in Tripwire, Dusie, Jupiter88, Jacket2, Tract/Trace, Wheelhouse Magazine,The Vulgate, and Not Enough Data. Spero's new book, almost any shit will do, uses found language, word-replacement and erasure to strange the familiar and map the boundaries of collective engagement.

Joel Gregory is a dropout of the New School MFA program and a co-founder of Timeless, Infinite Light. He is a poet and visual artist living in Oakland, California. 

Zoe Tuck was born in Texas, where she cut her teeth on poetry. Since relocating to the Bay Area, she has been an active in the local literary community, working at Small Press Distribution and co-curating Condensery Reading Series. She facilitates workshops on gender, poetics, trans-mythography, and queer sci-fi. Her recent work can be found in Troubling the Line: Trans and Genderqueer Poetry and Poetics, and in journals such as textsound and Dusie. She is a poetry reader for HOLD: a journal.

Olive Blackburn is a dancer, writer, and communist from Northern California. She is a doctoral candidate at UCLA in dance history. She lives between Oakland and Los Angeles.



Monday, October 6, 2014

Open Press: 4 Press Events, This Weekend, Oct 11-12


Saturday, Oct 11 4-7pm
The Song Cave @ the PRB

Readings by Todd Colby, Graham Foust & Jane Gregory

Doors open @ 4pm
Readings @ 4:30pm

951 Chung King Rd
LA, CA (Chinatown)

Saturday, October 4, 2014

Tan Lin, Kate Durbin & Jibade-Khalil Huffman






















Our final week of Step and Repeat.

Tan Lin
Kate Durbin
& Jibade-Khalil Huffman

Saturday, October 4
6pm-11pm

The Geffen Contemporary at MOCA
152 N Central Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90012

Poetry will start at 6pm.

Other performers include:

Tim Hecker
Geneva Jacuzzi
Heather Lawless
Neil Hamburger
Stephen Malkmus & the Jicks
Brendan Fowler 
Dub Club

Monday, September 29, 2014

Step and Repeat: Rod Smith & Will Alexander



Back again for another weekend of performance. Here are the poets the PRB and curators Emma Reeves and Bennett Simpson have lined up:

Rod Smith
& Will Alexander

Saturday, September 27
6pm-11pm

The Geffen Contemporary at MOCA
152 N Central Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90012

Poetry will start at 6pm.

Other performers include:

Barbara T. Smith
Yung Jake
Power Violence
Le1f with Isla Jones Cheadle and REACH LA

plus
Fade to Mind presents
Kingdom
Nguzunguzu
and Prince Will

Monday, September 15, 2014

Step and Repeat: Trisha Low, Aaron Kunin & Fred Moten (Sat, Sept 20 – 7pm)


The Poetic Research Bureau is collaborating with MOCA to bring poets and writers to their multidisciplinary performance series at the Geffen in downtown LA.

This Saturday:

Trisha Low
Aaron Kunin
Fred Moten

Saturday, September 13
6pm-11pm

The Geffen Contemporary at MOCA
152 N Central Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90012

The poetry will be on the early side of the evening, and will start at 7pm sharp. But stick around for performances by:

Jack Name | Wu Tsang and boychild with Patrick Belaga | Kate Berlant | Derrick Beckles | Marina Rosenfeld | Oxbow | Opening Ceremony presents Dangelxxx, open1one, and Psychopop

Buy tickets and see the full line-up that MOCA curators Bennett Simpson and Emma Reeves have put together here:

https://mocamembers.myshopify.com/collections/step-and-repeat-2014

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Step and Repeat: Rae Armantrout & Vanessa Place

























The Poetic Research Bureau is collaborating with MOCA to bring poets local and far-flung to the Step and Repeat festival in September.

First up:

Rae Armantrout
& Vanessa Place with Samantha Gorman

Saturday, September 13
6pm-11pm

The Geffen Contemporary at MOCA
152 N Central Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90012

The poetry will be on the early side of the evening, and will start at 6pm sharp. But stick around for performances by:

SFV Acid with The Valley Sound
Ann Hirsch
Dynasty Handbag
Jacolby Satterwhite with Ashland Mines
Toca Talent presents P. Morris, Rare Times, and Ille

Buy tickets and see the full line-up that MOCA curators Bennett Simpson and Emma Reeves have put together here:

http://sites.moca.org/the-curve/2014/08/20/step-and-repeat-performance-at-moca/

Saturday, August 2, 2014

Kit Schluter, Elaine Kahn & Tom Trudgeon




















The Poetic Research Bureau presents...

KIT SCHLUTER
ELAINE KAHN
& TOM TRUDGEON

Saturday, August 2, 2014
7:30pm

Poetic Research Bureau @ 951CKR
951 Chung King Rd
Chinatown, Los Angeles

Kit Schluter is translator of Marcel Schwob's Book of Monelle and King in the Golden Mask (Wakefield Press), Jaime Saenz's The Cold (Poor Claudia), and in collaboration with Jocelyn Spaar, Amandine André's Circle of Dogs (The Paper Nautilus). His work can be found in Boston Review, Elective Affinities, Elderly, BOMB, and elsewhere. He lives in Providence, Rhode Island, where he curates the monthly housereading series "Wild Combination" and co-edits O'clock Press.

Elaine Kahn is an artist born in Evanston, Illinois and currently based in Oakland, California. She received an MFA from the Iowa Writers' Workshop and a BFA from California College of the Arts. Elaine's music project, Horsebladder, has releases on Ecstatic Peace, Night People, and Hot Releases. She is the author of several chapbooks, most recently A Voluptuous Dream During an Eclipse(Poor Claudia, 2012). Elaine is a founding member of the P.Splash Puppet Collective and managing editor of the small press Flowers & Cream. A full length collection of her poetry, Women in Public, is forthcoming from City Lights Books in 2015. 

Tom Trudgeon is a poet, editor, and curator from Los Angeles. His work often addresses and explores the remediation of texts, and material manifestations of texts/textual objects. He has been published in Out Of Nothing, Shampoo, The Volta, HTML Giant, Entropy, among others and has a text forthcoming from Gauss PDF. He is a recent MFA graduate from Temple University where he also teaches "experimental" poetries /http://www.tomtrudgeon.com/

Saturday, July 12, 2014

Tan Lin, Keith J. Varadi & Phil Davis

























The Poetic Research Bureau presents...

TAN LIN
KEITH J. VARADI
PHIL DAVIS

Saturday, July 12, 2014
7:30pm

Poetic Research Bureau @ 951CKR
951 Chung King Rd
Chinatown, Los Angeles

**Please Note: The Chinatown Summer Nights festival will be happening at the same time as our reading. Parking may be more difficult than usual. We suggest parking outside of Chinatown and walking in -- or take the Metro! There's a Chinatown stop a few blocks from our space.

Tan Lin is the author of over ten books, most recently, of Heath Course Pak, Bib. Rev. Ed, Insominia and the Aunt., and 7 Controlled Vocabularies and Obituary 2004 The Joy of Cooking. He is the recipient of a 2012 Foundation for Contemporary Arts Grant, a Getty Distinguished Scholar Grant and a Warhol Foundation/Creative Capital Arts Writing Grant to complete a book on the writings of Andy Warhol. He is working on a sampled novel, Our Feelings Were Made By Hand. He is a Professor of English and Creative Writing at New Jersey City University.

Keith J. Varadi is an artist, writer, and curator currently based in Los Angeles. He received his MFA from Virginia Commonwealth University and his BFA from Rutgers University. He has exhibited his work and the work of others at various international venues, performed mainly on the East Coast, and published most of his writing primarily on the Internet.

Phil Davis lives in Los Angeles. He drives a 1999 Lexus RX 300 and studied art at UCLA.

Saturday, June 21, 2014

Dodie Bellamy & Kevin Killian, June 21 7:30pm

The Poetic Research Bureau presents...


DODIE BELLAMY & KEVIN KILLIAN




Dodie Bellamy
is a novelist, poet, and essayist. Her most recent book is The TV Sutras (Ugly Duckling Presse, 2014). Her Ugly Duckling chapbook Barf Manifesto was named best book of 2009 under 30 pages by Time Out New York. Other books include Cunt Norton, the buddhist, Academonia, Pink Steam,The Letters of Mina Harker, and Cunt-Ups, which won the 2002 Firecracker Alternative Book Award for poetry. Her reflections on the Occupy Oakland movement, “The Beating of Our Hearts,” was published as a chapbook in conjunction with the 2014 Whitney Biennial. With Kevin Killian she is editing for Nightboat Books New Narrative: 1975-1995. When the Sick Rule the World, her third collection of essays, is forthcoming from Semiotext(e).

Kevin Killian, one of the original “New Narrative” writers, has written three novels, Shy (1989), Arctic Summer (1997), and Spreadeagle (2012), a book of memoirs , and three books of stories. He has also written two books of poetry, Argento Series (2001), Action Kylie (2008), and Tweaky Village (2014). With Peter Gizzi he has edited My Vocabulary Did This To Me: The Collected Poetry of Jack Spicer (2008)—for Wesleyan University Press. Wesleyan also brought out Killian and Lew Ellingham’s acclaimed biography of Spicer in 1998. Recent projects include The Kenning Anthology of Poets Theater 1945-1985, edited with David Brazil; Tagged (2013), Killian’s intimate photographs of poets, artists, writers, musicians, filmmakers and intellectuals; and forthcoming, with Dodie Bellamy, The Nightboat Anthology of New Narrative Writing 1975-1995. He teaches writing to MFA students at California College of the Arts in San Francisco. Saturday, June 21 2014




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The PRB @ 951 CKR
951 Chung King Rd.
Los Angeles, CA

Doors open @ 7:00pm

Readings begin @ 7:30pm

Sunday, June 1, 2014

Commune Editions

























Join Commune Editions (Juliana Spahr, Joshua Clover and Jasper Bernes) and The Public School Los Angeles on Sunday afternoon for a discussion about the limits and possibilities of militant publishing and poetics.

Sunday, June 1, 2014
1pm

The Public School @ 951CKR
951 Chung King Rd
Chinatown, Los Angeles

Part 2 of a two day event with Commune Editions.
Saturday night: Poetry
Sunday afternoon: Discussion

We will discuss the essays by Commune Editions recently posted on Jacket2:

http://jacket2.org/commentary/jasper-bernes-joshua-clover-and-juliana-spahr


Commune Editions publishes poetry and other writings antagonistic to capital and the state. In the struggle against these entrenched adversaries, poetry is no replacement for concrete forms of action: strikes, blockades, occupations and riots, as well as the meetings, houses, libraries, and shared resources that enable them. But poetry can be a voice for these activities and their companion. Like Kanellos, the riot dog of Athens, Commune Editions accompanies the movements of the streets, providing support and strangeness, and perhaps, on occasion, biting the leg of a cop threatening a comrade.

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Juliana Spahr edits the book series Chain Links with Jena Osman and the collectively funded Subpress with nineteen other people and Commune Editions with Joshua Clover and Jasper Bernes. With David Buuck she wrote Army of Lovers, a book about two friends who are writers in a time of war and ecological collapse and also the symposium Beyond Oakland. She has edited with Stephanie Young A Megaphone: Some Enactments, Some Numbers, and Some Essays about the Continued Usefulness of Crotchless-pants-and-a-machine-gun Feminism (Chain Links, 2011), with Joan Retallack Poetry & Pedagogy: the Challenge of the Contemporary (Palgrave, 2006), and with Claudia Rankine American Women Poets in the 21st Century (Wesleyan U P, 2002). With Joshua Clover, she has twice organized somewhat free schools, the 95 cent Skool (summer of 2010) and the Durruti Free Skool (summer of 2011), written on politics, on manifestos, applied for a job at the Poetry Foundation, and organized, with Chris Chen too, the conference Poetry and/or Revolution.

Joshua Clover is working on a book about forms of struggle, Of Riot (Verso. 2016); his book of poetry, Red Epic, will be published in 2015. He has collaborated on poetry, critical writing, and conferences with Chris Nealon, Chris Chen, Aaron Benanav, Annie McClanahan, Louis Schwartz, Jasper Bernes, and Juliana Spahr; with the lattermost two, he edits Commune Editions.

Jasper Bernes is a lecturer in the English Department at UC Berkeley. He is the author of Starsdown (2007). Recent poems and essays can be found in Modern Language Quarterly, The American Reader, Lana Turner, Los Angeles Review of Books and Endnotes. He is presently at work on a long poem, We Are Nothing and So Can You, a selection of which he published as a chapbook in 2012. With Juliana Spahr and Joshua Clover, he edits Commune Editions.

Saturday, May 17, 2014

A Landing Site for MADELINE GINS

























Poets, artists, and architects read from the visionary writings of Madeline Gins at this event hosted by Matias Viegener, LACMA CEO and Wallis Annenberg Director Michael Govan, and the Poetic Research Bureau.

Saturday, May 17
Art Catalogues, LACMA
2pm


http://www.lacma.org/event/landing-site-madeline-gins

Vanessa Place
Aaron Kunin
Christine Wertheim
Janice Lee
Brian Stefans
Xárene Eskandar
giovanni singleton
Laida Lertxundi
Aaron Panofsky
Anna Sew Hoy

A Landing Site for Madeline Gins is a tribute to the late artist, architect, and poet who, together with her partner Arakawa, established the Reversible Destiny Foundation in 1987, a dynamic platform for collaboration across the sciences, art, and architecture. Gins started as a poet and published numerous books including Word Rain (or A Discursive Introduction to the Philosophical Investigation of G,R,E,T,A G,A,R,B,O, It Says) (Grossman, 1969), What the President Will Say and Do!! (Station Hill Press, 1984), and Helen Keller or Arakawa (Burning Books with East/West Cultural Studies, 1994). In 1997, Michael Govan presented the exhibition Arakawa/Gins—Reversible Destiny/We Have Decided Not to Die at the Guggenheim Museum of Art, and an exhibition about Arakawa is in the works, curated by LACMA’s Christina Yu.

Friday, May 9, 2014

Fred Moten, Emerson Whitney & Frank Sherlock

























The Poetic Research Bureau presents...

Fred Moten
Emerson Whitney
& Frank Sherlock

Sunday, May 11, 2014
Doors open 4pm
Reading at 4:30pm

Poetic Research Bureau @ 951CKR
951 Chung King Rd
Chinatown, Los Angeles

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).

Emerson Whitney
is a poet, writer, and artist based in Los Angeles. Emerson’s writing has appeared or is forthcoming in Troubling the Line: Anthology of Trans and Genderqueer Poetry, Work Magazine, Bombay Gin, NPR, the Huffington Post, the New York Observer, and elsewhere. Emerson is also a 2013 kari edwards fellow on behalf of Naropa University and is the author of the forthcoming documentary project, Ghost Box.

Frank Sherlock
is the author of Space Between These Lines Not Dedicated, Over Here, The City Real & Imagined (w/ CAConrad), and a collaboration with Brett Evans entitled Ready-to-Eat Individual. Por Aquí, a Spanish-language collection of works translated by Carlos Soto-Román, will be published in Chile in fall 2014. Poems beyond the page have found their forms in installations/performances/exhibitions, including Refuse/Reuse: Language for the Common Landfill, Kensington Riots Project, Neighbor Ballads, and B.Franklin Basement Tapes. Sherlock is a recipient of the 2013 Pew Fellowship in the Arts for literature. He is currently Poet Laureate of Philadelphia.

Monday, May 5, 2014

giovanni singleton & Christine Wertheim

























The Poetic Research Bureau presents...

giovanni singleton
& Christine Wertheim

Saturday, May 10, 2014
Doors open 7pm
Reading at 7:30pm

Poetic Research Bureau @ 951CKR
951 Chung King Rd
Chinatown, Los Angeles

giovanni singleton is founding editor of nocturnes (re)view of the literary arts, a journal committed to experimental work of the African Diaspora and other contested spaces. Her debut poetry collection Ascension, informed by the music and life of Alice Coltrane, received the 81st California Book Award Gold Medal. She was selected for the Poetry Society of America’s biennial New American Series, which recognizes recent first book poets. Her work has appeared on the building of Yerba Buena Center for the Arts and in Zen Monster, Inquiring Mind, Callaloo, Poet Lore, Angles of Ascent: A Norton Anthology, What I Say: Innovative Poetry by Black Writers in America, Kindergarde: Avant-Garde Poems, Plays, & Stories for Children, and I’ll Drown My Book: A Collection of Conceptual Writing. singleton has taught at CalArts, Saint Mary’s College, Naropa University, and in museums and schools throughout the San Francisco Bay area. singleton coordinates Lunch Poems, the monthly poetry reading series at UC-Berkeley under the direction of Robert Hass. She collects bookmarks and enjoys figs and greek style yogurt.

Christine Wertheim is author of the poetics suites mUtter-bAbel (Countertpath Press) and +|'me'S-pace (Les Figues Press), editor of the anthology Feminaissance, and with Matias Viegener co-editor of two anthologies of creative and critical literary writings, Séance and The n/Oulipean Analects. She teaches at the California Institute of the Arts. For more info, see - christine-wertheim.com/

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Rachel Levitsky, Jeff Derksen & David Buuck




The Poetic Research Bureau presents...

RACHEL LEVITSKY
JEFF DERKSEN 
& DAVID BUUCK

hosted by Andrea Quaid
& Harold Abramowitz

Friday, April 25, 2014
Doors open 7pm
Reading at 7:30pm

Poetic Research Bureau @ 951CKR
951 Chung King Rd
Chinatown, Los Angeles 

Rachel Levitsky is recently the author of a novel, The Story of My Accident is Ours (Futurepoem, 2013) as well as two other full-length books of poetry, Under the Sun (Futurepoem, 2003) NEIGHBOR (UDP, 2009) and a number of chapbooks including Renoemos (Delete, 2010). She was the founder of the feminist avant-garde network, Belladonna* which has now become Belladonna* Collaborative, in which she participates as a member of the shifting field. In 2010 with Christian Hawkey, she started The Office of Recuperative Strategies (OoRS.net), a mobile research unit variously located in Amsterdam, Berlin, Boulder, Brooklyn, Cambridge, NYC and Leipzig. She lives in Brooklyn and teaches at Pratt Institute.

Jeff Derksen’s poetry books include The Vestiges, Transnational Muscle Cars, Dwell, Until, and Down Time and his critical books are After Euphoria, Annihilated Time: Poetry and other Politics and How High Is the City, How Deep Is Our Love. He collaborates with Sabine Bitter and Helmut Weber in the research collective Urban Subjects: their bookworks include Autogestion, or Henri Lefebvre in New Belgrade, Momentarily: Learning from Mega-events, and The Possibilities Are. Derksen was a research fellow at the Center for Place, Culture, and Politics (CUNY Graduate Center) and is a founding collective member of the Kootenay School of Writing. He works in the English Department of Simon Fraser University where he is the editor of the critical journal Line. 

David Buuck is a writer who lives in Oakland, CA. He is the founder of BARGE, the Bay Area Research Group in Enviro-aesthetics, and co-founder and editor of Tripwire, a journal of poetics. An Army of Lovers, co-written with Juliana Spahr, is just out from City Lights, and SITE CITE CITY will be published by Futurepoem in 2014.

Friday, April 11, 2014

Taylor Brady & Dan Thomas-Glass







































The Poetic Research Bureau presents...

TAYLOR BRADY 
& DAN THOMAS-GLASS

Saturday, April 12, 2014
Doors open 7pm
Reading at 7:30pm

Poetic Research Bureau @ 951CKR
951 Chung King Rd
Chinatown, Los Angeles

Taylor Brady is the author of books of poetry and prose including Microclimates, Occupational Treatment, Yesterday's News, and co-written with Rob Halpern, Snow Sensitive Skin. He is the editor of the recently published collection of Will Alexander's essays and interviews, Singing in Magnetic Hoofbeat. A new book of poems, In the Red, is forthcoming from Compline Press. He lives in Oakland.

Dan Thomas-Glass is the author of The Great American Beatjack Volume I (Perfect Lovers Press), Kate & Sonia (in the months before our second daughter's birth) (Little Red Leaves' Textile Series), Seaming (Furniture Press), and 880 (Deep Oakland Editions). Daughters of your century, his first full-length book of poems, will be released by Furniture Press this year. He edits the occasional journal of post-industrial poetics With + Stand, and just moved to Los Angeles with his wife Kate and their daughters Sonia and Alma.

Friday, March 28, 2014

Julie Carr, Gillian Conoley & Martha Ronk




Sunday, March 30, 2014
Doors open 4pm
Reading at 4:30pm

Poetic Research Bureau @ 951CKR
951 Chung King Rd
Chinatown, Los Angeles


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Julie Carr's first collection of poetry, Mead: An Epithalamion (University of Georgia Press, 2004) was selected by Cole Swensen for the University of Georgia Contemporary Poetry Prize. Her other collections include Sarah — of Fragments and Lines (Coffee House Press, 2010), a National Poetry Series winner; 100 Notes on Violence (Ahsahta Press, 2010), selected by Rae Armantrout for the 2009 Sawtooth Poetry Prize; and Equivocal (Alice James Books, 2007). Her study of Victorian poetry and poetics is forthcoming from Dalkey Archive.

Gillian Conoley was born in Austin Texas, where, on its rural outskirts, her father and mother owned and operated a radio station. She is the author of seven collections of poetry, including PEACE, just released with Omnidawn in spring 2014, The Plot Genie, Profane Halo, Lovers in the Used World, and Tall Stranger, a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award. Her work has received the Jerome J. Shestack Poetry Prize from The American Poetry Review, a National Endowment for the Arts grant, and a Fund for Poetry Award. Conoley’s work is widely anthologized, most recently in W.W. Norton’s new Postmodern American Poetry. Her translations of Henri Michaux A Thousand Times Broken: Three Books by Henri Michaux, appearing in English for the first time, will be out with City Lights in fall 2014. Editor and founder of Volt magazine, she is Professor and Poet-in-Residence at Sonoma State University.

Martha Ronk is the author of nine books of poetry, including Transfer of Qualities, long-listed for the National Book Award in Poetry (Omnidawn 2013), Partially Kept (Nightboat Books) 2012; Vertigo (Coffee House), a National Poetry Series Selection, 2008; In a landscape of having to repeat (Omnidawn), a PEN/USA best poetry book 2005, and Why/Why Not (University of California Press). She has also published a fictional memoir, Displeasures of the Table, a collection of fiction, Glass Grapes and other stories (BOA Editions 2008) and three chapbooks; her poetry is included in the anthologies, Lyric Postmodernisms (Counterpath Press), American Hybrid (Norton), and Not For Mothers Only (Fence).

Sunday, March 23, 2014

CAConrad & Laura V. Rivera



















The Poetic Research Bureau presents...

CACONRAD
& LAURA V. RIVERA

Friday, March 28, 2014
Doors open 7pm
Reading at 7:30pm

Poetic Research Bureau @ 951CKR
951 Chung King Rd
Chinatown, Los Angeles 

CAConrad is the author of six books including ECODEVIANCE: (Soma)tics for the Future Wilderness (Wave Books, 2014), A BEAUTIFUL MARSUPIAL AFTERNOON (WAVE Books, 2012) and The Book of Frank (WAVE Books, 2010). A 2014 Lannan Fellow, a 2013 MacDowell Fellow, and a 2011 Pew Fellow, he also conducts workshops on (Soma)tic poetry and Ecopoetics. Visit him online at CAConrad.blogspot.com

Laura V. Rivera is a young Los Angeles based writer and performer originally from Puerto Rico. She is the founding editor of online poetry journal, Circle (http://barukh.com/Circle/index.html). Her works include “You Will Close Your Eyes,” a live group hypnosis, and a chapbook of photographs and poetry documenting a transmigration (City of the Soul). Her new chapbook of poems, Apartment Complex, features work written during periods of experimental hermitism. She is a UCLA Creative Writing alum and is approaching studies in clinical psychology and traditional psychoanalysis. She is interested in effecting altered states, making bad video, and amateur brain surgery.

Thursday, March 20, 2014

Brian Blanchfield & Matias Viegener
















The Poetic Research Bureau presents...

BRIAN BLANCHFIELD
& MATIAS VIEGENER

Saturday, March 22, 2014
Doors open 7pm
Reading at 7:30pm

Poetic Research Bureau @ 951CKR
951 Chung King Rd
Chinatown, Los Angeles 

Brian Blanchfield is the author of two books of poetry--Not Even Then (University of California Press) and, newly, A Several World (Nightboat Books)--as well as a chapbook: The History of Ideas, 1973-2012 (Spork Press). He is at work on a collection of nonfiction, half cultural semiotics half dicey autobiography, forthcoming from Nightboat next year. He lives in Tucson.

Matias Viegener is a writer, artist and critic who lives in LA and teaches at CalArts. His work has been seen at LACMA, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, Ars Electronica, ARCO Madrid, the Whitney, Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions, Machine Project, MOCA Los Angeles, and internationally in Mexico, Colombia, Germany, and Austria. He is a co-founder of Fallen Fruit (2004-2013), the author of the new book, 2500 Random Things About Me Too, and the editor of the forthcoming I'm Very Into You, the correspondence of Kathy Acker and McKenzie Wark. In 2013 he received a Creative Capital award.

Friday, March 7, 2014

Chris Nealon & Daniel Tiffany: Sat, March 15




Chris Nealon is the author of two books of literary criticism, Foundlings: Lesbian and Gay Historical Emotion before Stonewall, and The Matter of Capital: Poetry and Crisis in The American Century, as well as two books of poems, The Joyous Age and Plummet, and a recent chapbook, The Dial. His next book of poems, Heteronomy, will be out from Edge Books later this year. He teaches in the English Department at Johns Hopkins University, and lives in Washington, DC.


Arturo Herrer

Daniel Tiffany is the author of a chapbook, along with nine volumes of poetry and literary theory, most recently including My Silver Planet:  A Secret History of Poetry and Kitsch (Johns Hopkins University Press) Neptune Park (Omnidawn).   His poems have appeared in the Paris Review, Poetry, Tin House, Boston Review, Fence, New American Writing, jubilat, Verse, Lana Turner, and other magazines.  Tiffany has also published translations of texts by Sophocles and the Italian poet Cesare Pavese, as well as Georges Bataille’s pornographic tale, Madame Edwarda.  He has been awarded the Chicago Review Poetry Prize, a Whiting Fellowship, and the Berlin Prize in 2012 by the American Academy.

  
Saturday, March 15, 2014
Doors open 7pm
Reading at 7:30pm

The Poetic Research Bureau @ 951 CKR
951 Chung King Rd
Chinatown, Los Angeles 

Chris Tysh & Eve Fowler: Sat, Mar 8




CHRIS TYSH & EVE FOWLER

Guest emcee: Andrea Quaid

Plus, an orchestrated group reading, including:

Litia Perta
Lauren Mackler
Mariah Garnett
Laida Aguirre
Kate Wolf
Anna Joy Springer
Sylke Meyer
Harold Abramowitz

Saturday, March 8, 2014
Doors open 7pm
Reading at 7:30pm

Presented by Les Figues Press

The Poetic Research Bureau @ 951 CKR
951 Chung King Rd
Chinatown, Los Angeles

Chris Tysh is the author of several collections of poetry and drama, including, most recently, Our Lady of the Flowers, Echoic (Les Figues Press, 2013), Night Scales (United Artists, 2010) and Molloy: The Flip Side (BlazeVox, 2012). A recipient of fellowships from the NEA and the Kresge Foundation, she lives in Detroit and teaches at Wayne State University. Our Lady of the Flowers, Echoic is the second volume of her three-part project, Hotel des Archives, inspired by the French novels of Samuel Beckett, Jean Genet, and Marguerite Duras.

http://www.lesfigues.com/author/chris-tysh/

Eve Fowler lives and works in Los Angeles. A graduate of Temple University (BA,1986), and Yale University (MFA, 1992), Fowler is co­founder of Artist Curated Projects in Los Angeles. She has had a solo shows at Horton Gallery, New York; Thomas Solomon Gallery, Los Angeles; and Julie Saul Gallery, New York. She has participated in group exhibitions at Tulane University Art Gallery, New Orleans; Leo Koenig Inc. Projekte, New York; New Langton Arts, San Francisco; and Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco. Her work is in the collections of the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art; the New Museum, New York; and the Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C. Her work was included in Greater LA and the California Biennial and will appear in a billboard project, Manifest Destiny, organized by LAND in 2013/­14. Fowler recently showed collaborative projects with Sam Gordon at Feature and Printed Matter in New York. Her book Anyone Telling Anything Is Telling That Thing was published by Printed Matter in September of 2013. Her second book, Hustlers, will be published by Capricious in the Spring of 2014.

http://www.evefowler.com/ABOUT-EVE-FOWLER

Monday, February 3, 2014

Jackqueline Frost & Evan Kennedy: Feb 15, 2014 7:30pm




Jackqueline Frost is the author of The Antidote (Compline Press) and You Have the Eyes of a Martyr (O'clock Press). Her writing has appeared or is forthcoming in Rethinking Marxism, Hi Zero, Lana Turner, Elderly, LIT, Steamer, and LIES: a journal of materialist feminism. Currently, she is editing the Uncollected Poems of the text artist Zach Houston, and curates the queer reading series, Red Element, in Oakland.

Evan Kennedy
is a poet and bicyclist who lives in San Francisco. He is the author of Terra Firmament (Krupskaya), Shoo-Ins to Ruin (Gold Wake Press), and Us Them Poems (BookThug). http://dirtyswan.wordpress.com/


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Saturday, February 15, 2014
Doors open 7pm
Reading at 7:30pm

Poetic Research Bureau @ 951 CKR
951 Chung King Rd
Chinatown, Los Angeles