Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Sat, May 9th, 7:30pm: Harmony Holiday & Paul Vangelisti

Harmony Holiday is a poet, dancer, archivist, mythscientist and the author of Negro League Baseball (Fence, 2011), Go Find Your Father/ A Famous Blues (Ricochet, 2014), and Hollywood Forever forthcoming from Fence in Spring 2015. She was the winner of the 2013 Ruth Lily Fellowship and she curates the Afrosonics archive, a collection of rare and out-of-print LPs and soundbites featuring poetry and poetics from throughout the African Diaspora, in both analog at Columbia University's music library and digitally as a Tumblr site. Her record label, Mythscience Records, devoted to making titles from the archive available to the public by way of reissues in both vinyl and digital formats is forthcoming starting with the reissue of Amiri Baraka's LP Black Spirits: Festival of New Black Poets in America. Holiday lives in New York and Los Angeles.

Paul Vangelisti is the author of some twenty books of poetry, as well as being a noted translator from Italian. In addition to his new book, Wholly Falsetto with People Dancing, an older man’s not-so-divine comedy, his most recent book of poems, Two, appeared from Talisman House in 2011. In 2006, Lucia Re’s and his translation of Amelia Rosselli’s War Variations won both the Premio Flaiano in Italy and the PEN-USA Award for translation. In 2010, his translation of Adriano Spatola’s The Position of Things: Collected Poems, 1961-1992 won an Academy of American Poets translation prize. From 1971-1982 he was co-editor, with John McBride, of the award-winning literary tabloid Invisible City and, from 1993-2002, edited Ribot, the annual report of the College of Neglected Science. Vangelisti is Founding Chair of the Graduate Writing program at Otis College of Art & Design in Los Angeles. In February of this year Grove Atlantic published Amiri Baraka’s S O S: Poems `1961-2013, edited by Vangelisti.

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Saturday, May 9, 2015
Doors open at 7pm
Reading at 7:30pm

Poetic Research Bureau
951 Chung King Rd.
Los Angeles, CA


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