Friday, November 21, 2014

Jennifer Tamayo, Mark Johnson & Gregory Betts

The Poetic Research Bureau presents...


Saturday, November 22, 2014


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

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