Tuesday, December 13, 2016

Sunday, Dec 18th @ Hammer Museum: "@SEA #12, BORDERLESS"

The PRB's final event of 2016 is at the Hammer Museum this Sunday afternoon from 11am to 5pm. We present the twelfth installment of @SEA, our live magazine of interdisciplinary art and performance.

This Sunday's theme is the BORDERLESS.





11:30 a.m.: Patty Chang & David Kelley, Flotsam Jetsam

Patty Chang (1972, San Leandro, CA) lives and works in Boston, MA.  Chang works primarily with performance and video.  She has had solo exhibitions at institutions such as the Museum of Modern Art, NY; the New Museum, NY, the Hammer Museum, Los Angeles; the Museet Moderna, Stockholm, Sweden; Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago; Fri-Art Centre d'Art Contemporain Kunsthalle, Fribourg, Switzerland.  She is a 2014 recipient of the Guggenheim Fellowship.

David Kelley’s work is a hybrid of experimental documentary and ethnographic practices that make use of imaginary, choreographic and performative strategies. His work has been shown in galleries throughout the world. Recently, he has had exhibitions at the Museum of Modern Art in New York, White Box in Portland Oregon, and Commonwealth and Council in Los Angeles. Other recent exhibitions include The Bank in Shanghai, New Art Center, the de Cordova Biennial in Boston, BAK in Utrecht, MAAP space in Brisbane Australia, and the Jim Thompson Art Center in Bangkok. A 2010 -11 resident at the Whitney Museum of American Art Independent Study Program, Kelley received a Master of Fine Art from University of California, Irvine. He is currently based in Boston, Massachusetts and is Associate Professor in the Roski School of Art and Design at USC.

Noon: Kate Dollenmayer

Kate Dollenmayer is a filmmaker and the Audiovisual Archivist at the Wende Museum in Culver City, which collects and preserves art, artifacts, archives, films, and personal histories from Cold War–era Eastern Europe and the Soviet Union relating to the period 1945–1991. Her illuminated lecture COLD WORM (time, auto-corrected) was performed at the Velaslavasy Panorama earlier this year.

12:30 p.m.: C.S. Giscombe

C. S. Giscombe’s poetry books are Prairie Style, Giscome Road, Here, etc.; his book of linked essays (concerning Canada, race, and family) is Into and Out of Dislocation.    Ohio Railroads (a poem in essay form) was published in 2014 and Border Towns (essays on poetry, color, nature, television, etc.) will appear in 2016.  His recognitions include the 2010 Stephen Henderson Award, an American Book Award (for Prairie Style) and the Carl Sandburg Prize (for Giscome Road).  Projects underway include a prose book titled Railroad Sense (having to do with trains and other forms of public transportation) and a poetry book titled Negro Mountain.  C. S. Giscombe teaches at the University of California, Berkeley, where he is curator of the Mixed Blood readings, talks, and publication series.  He is a long-distance cyclist.

1 p.m.: Harmony Holiday, Improvising the Mingus School

Harmony Holiday is a poet, dancer, and 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, fall 2015). She was the winner of a 2013 Ruth Lilly 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, both analog at Columbia University's music library and digitally as a Tumblr. 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 Black Spirits: New Voices in African American Literature LP.

1:30 p.m.: LA Fog

LA Fog is an experimental music group composed of woodwinds and strings. LA Fog is Kelly Coats, Kathleen Kim, Giles Miller and Jonathan Silberman. All four members of LA Fog compose music for the group to play, and the compositions include structures for improvisation along with traditional and non-traditional scores.

2:30 p.m.: Asher Hartman, Da Real Izzard Gizzard, performed by Paul Outlaw

Asher Hartman is an interdisciplinary artist whose work at the junction of performance and theater focuses on the understanding of the self in relation to Western histories and ideologies.
 
Paul Outlaw is a performing arts multi-hyphenate who has lived and worked in Los Angeles since the turn of the millennium. Recent collaborators include performance artist Mariel Carranza and the experimental hip-hop trio clipping. For more on Paul, please visit outlawplay.com

3 p.m.: Ariana Reines

Ariana Reines is the author of MERCURY (2011), COEUR DE LION (2007), & THE COW (2006), all from Fence, the Obie-Winning play TELEPHONE (2009), & the translator of Preliminary Notes for a Theory of the Young-Girl by TIQQUN & The Little Black Book of Griselidis Real by Jean-Luc Hennig, from Semiotext(e).  Her performances include MORTAL KOMBAT (2014) at the Whitney, LORNA (2013) at the Martin E. Segal Theatre, & THE ORIGIN OF THE WORLD (2013) at Stuart Shave Modern Art in London.  An essay collection from Semiotext(e) & A SAND BOOK, new poems, will be out in 2018.  She astrologizes via lazyeyehaver.com & lives in Queens.

3:30 p.m.: Julian Talamantez Brolaski

Julian Talamantez Brolaski is the author of Of Mongrelitude (forthcoming, Wave Books April 2017), Advice for Lovers (City Lights 2012), gowanus atropolis (Ugly Duckling Presse 2011), and co-editor of NO GENDER: Reflections on the Life & Work of kari edwards (Litmus Press / Belladonna Books 2009). Julian is the lead singer and rhythm guitarist in the country band The Western Skyline (www.thewesternskyline.org). Currently in Queens, NY, Julian also sometimes lives in California.

4 p.m.: Peter Bo Rappmund, Tectonics

Peter Bo Rappmund is a Dallas-based interdisciplinary artist whose work investigates environments by way of experiments in the perception of time. He has shown at a variety of venues, including: MoMA; Centro Cultural São Paulo; Rencontres Internationales Paris/Berlin; National Maritime Museum, London; Musée d'ethnographie, Neuchâtel; California Academy of Sciences; and the New York, Vancouver, Hong Kong, Ann Arbor, CPH:DOX, Jeonju, Viennale, and Locarno International Film Festivals. PBR teaches at the University of Texas, Arlington.

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Hammer Museum

10899 Wilshire Blvd
Los Angeles, CA
90024


All Hammer Museum programs are free.

Saturday, December 10, 2016

December 10: Emily Hunt & Sophie Reiff




The Poetic Research Bureau presents...

EMILY HUNT
& SOPHIE REIFF

Saturday, December 10 2016
Doors 7:30pm
Reading 8pm

Emily Hunt is a writer and artist living in Oakland, CA. Her poetry collection Dark Green was published by The Song Cave in 2015. Her poems have appeared in the PEN Poetry Series, The Poetry Society of America’s “In Their Own Words” Series, The Iowa Review, TYPO, The Volta, Diagram, and elsewhere. Brave Men Press published This Always Happens, a book of Hunt's drawings, in 2013.

Sophie Reiff
is a writer and performer living in Los Angeles. She writes about humor, grief, ethnography, botany, and decolonization. She is sometimes a lounge singer in a bowling alley. She studies in the Writing MFA program at Calarts.

Poetic Research Bureau
951 Chung King Road
Chinatown
Los Angeles, CA
900012

Thursday, December 8, 2016

Friday, December 9: Andrea Abi-Karam, Emji Spero & Carlé Brioso






The Poetic Research Bureau presents...

The Desert Lust Tour
with
ANDREA ABI-KARAM
CARLÉ BRIOSO
& EMJI SPERO

Friday, December 9 2016
Doors 7:30pm
Reading 8pm

Andrea Abi-Karam
is a mixed race genderqueer punk poet writing on the art of killing bros, the intricacies of cyborg bodies, trauma & delayed healing. They recently completed the manuscript EXTRATRANSMISSION a book length piece against how patriarchy and US militarism produce the hypergendered subject. Andrea’s most recent piece THE AFTERMATH (Commune Editions, September 2016) attempts to queer Fanon’s vision of how poetry fails to inspire revolution. From 2012-2015 Andrea co-founded with Drea Marina, Words of Resistance a monthly radical queer open floor poetry night aimed at creating space for folks to share their work, especially if unpolished and messy. Andrea is both a writer, printer, & publisher whose founding small press project Mess Editions seeks to publish emerging writing from queers, people of color, and those involved in social movements yet uninvolved in poetry & art scenes.

Emji Spero is a performance artist and writer living in Oakland, California. They are an editor at Timeless, Infinite Light and the author of almost any shit will do. They are currently working on Exhaustion: A Retching, a dry lyric essay that documents the affective weight of the accumulated, subthreshold violences, which daily permeate a body in transition. Code-switching between poetry and essay, Spero explores Jose Muñoz’s notion that “utopia exists in the quotidian.”

Carlé Brioso
is a Afro-latine Boricua {ˈtrænz}nonbinary translation artist, poet, painter and linguistics nerd. They illustrated the book, El Mundo No Es Otra Cosa, by La Secta de Los Perros. They are a disabilities advocate, no más muertes volounteer, translator and simutaneos interpreter. They’re very passionate about [persistir] a third, nonbinary pronoun and gender neutralizations to dismantle patriarchal linguistics in Spanish morphology. Proponemos que se utilize “elle” como tercer pronombre no-binario en español.

Their art studies visual aspects of phonology soundwave mappings creating cross-modal content to confront ableisms in oppressive structuralisms and [hjil] heal. Through translation-forms they explore metalinguistic translation theory across tongues, mediums, genders and border lands.

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Poetic Research Bureau
951 Chung King Road
Chinatown
Los Angeles

Sunday, November 27, 2016

December 3: Launch of Angel City Review #4

Celebrating the release of issue 4 of Angel City Review, a free online journal begun in 2014, a series of launch readings begins on December 3rd at the Poetic Research Bureau in Chinatown.

Readers include: Will Alexander, Jian Huang, Sesshu Foster, Rocio Carlos and Mark Valley.




Will Alexander is a poet, aphorist, playwright, essayist, philosopher, visual artist, pianist, and native of Los Angeles. The author of nearly thirty books, his awards and honors include a Whiting Fellowship for Poetry in 2001, a California Arts Council Fellowship in 2002, the PEN/Oakland Josephine Miles Award in 2007, and an American Book Award in 2013 for Singing In Magnetic Hoofbeat: Essays, Prose, Texts, Interviews, and a Lecture. In 2016 he was awarded the prestigious Jackson Prize for poetry, which is among the most substantial given to an American poet.

Jian Huang’s parents brought her to the United States from Shanghai, China, when she was six years old. She grew up in South Los Angeles and earned her degree in Art History from the University of Southern California. She has worked for several social service organizations, including LA Conservation Corps, Homeboy Industries and LA County Arts Commission. Her work has appeared in Entropy, Los Angeles Review of Books, ALOUD, and Tongue & Groove among others. She is the recipient of a 2016 PEN Emerging Voices fellowship. Jian is currently working on her first memoir about the humorous and lonely journey to the American Dream.

Sesshu Foster’s poems have recently appeared in Párrafo, The Poetry Loft, La Bloga, The L.A. Telephone Book. Vol. 1, CultureStr/ke, Ping Pong, Lana Turner Journal, and the Los Angeles Review of Books. A video version of his poem, “The Movie Version: Hell to Eternity,” by artist Aturo Romo-Santillano was exhibited in Washington DC at the Smithsonian’s “Crosslines” May 2016 exhibit. His most recent books are Atomik Aztex and World Ball Notebook, which won the American Book Award. He has taught composition and literature in East L.A. for 30 years. He has also taught writing at the University of Iowa, Pomona College, the University of California at Santa Cruz, and Naropa University at the California Institute of the Arts.

Rocío Carlos is the author of A World Below (Mindmade books, 2014) and co-author of ex her pt (wirecutter collective, 2016). Selections of her collaborative work in progress with Rachel McLeod Kaminer, Attendance appear in Cultural Weekly. She lives and works in Los Ángeles.

Mark Valley is an accomplished film and television actor, West Point Graduate and Army Veteran who now lives in Los Angeles, CA. He is a comic and writer as well, slugging it out writing several TV pilots, one of which is being shot in November in his hometown in Northern New York. He is just recently started submitting his stories for publication. He is an advocate for veteran’s causes, mental health, and urban cycling.


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Saturday, December 3
7:30 - 10:00 pm

Poetic Research Bureau
951 Chung King Road
Chintown 

Open to all. Free.

Sunday, November 20, 2016











The Poetic Research Bureau presents...

VALERIE HSIUNG
& ANNE LESLEY SELCER

Sunday, November 20 2016

Doors 2pm
Reading 2:30pm

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Poet and performer Valerie Hsiung is the author of three full-length poetry collections: e f g: a trilogy (Action Books, November 2016), incantation inarticulate (O Balthazar Press, 2013), and under your face (O Balthazar Press, 2013). Her writing can be found or is forthcoming in places such as American Letters & Commentary, Cosmonauts Avenue, Denver Quarterly, New Delta Review, PEN Poetry Series, Prelude, RealPoetik, and VOLT, among elsewhere. Born in Cincinnati, Ohio, Hsiung spent significant portions of her childhood in Las Vegas, received a BA from Brown University, and is now based out of Brooklyn, New York, where she works as a love detective and matchmaker. She currently serves as an editor for Poor Claudia.

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Anne Lesley Selcer is a poet in the expanded field and an art writer. Her work appears on the page, on the wall, as video, installation, and critical essay. She has been commissioned by SFMoma's Open Space, 2nd Floor Projects, Artspeak gallery, Center A gallery, the Or gallery, as well as by artists Abbas Ackhavan and Aurel Schmidt. Her collection from A Book of Poems on Beauty won the Gazing Grain publication in 2014, and is one part of a hypertropic, unbound book on beauty after Mallarmé; Livre, a book about “everything.” She also authored Banlieusard, a book length text which responds to an exhibit. Other writing has been included in seven anthologies including the forthcoming New Media Art 2017 (Cica Museum, Korea). Krowswork, the Visible Verse festival, Southern Exposure, and the T-10 video festival have exhibited or screened her work. Work is forthcoming in the Chicago Review and has appeared in Fence, Action, Yes!, GaussPdf, Elderly, and Armed Cell among others. Critical writing also appears in Art Practical, Fillip, Entropy, and Formes Poetiques Contemporaines and is forthcoming for Rabble (Insert Blanc). She has held residencies at Krowswork gallery and Mildred's Lane, is currently a writing fellow at Southern Exposure, and will be teaching at UC Santa Cruz.

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Poetic Research Bureau
951 Chung King Road
Chinatown
Los Angeles

Saturday, November 19, 2016

Sarah Riggs & Geneva Chao











The Poetic Research Bureau presents...

SARAH RIGGS
& GENEVA CHAO

Geneva Chao's new book Hillary Is Dreaming is just out from Make Now Books.


Saturday, November 19 2016

Doors 7:30pm
Reading 8pm sharp

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Pomme & Granite is Sarah Riggs' most recent book of poetry in English, following Waterwork (Chax, 2007), Chain of Minuscule Decisions in the Form of a Feeling (Reality Street, 2007), 60 Textos (Ugly Duckling Presse, 2010), and Autobiography of Envelopes (Burning Deck, 2012). Her translations from contemporary French poetry into English include books by Marie Borel, Isabelle Garron, Ryoko Sekiguchi, Oscarine Bosquet and forthcoming books by Etel Adnan and Stéphane Bouquet. Her feature-length film, Six Lives: A Cinepoem (2014), plumbs the depths of understanding between film, the eye and the body through the work of Virginia Woolf (http://vimeo.com/96994470password "virginia"). Her paintings and drawings have been shown at galleries in Montreal and Paris. Riggs currently teaches at Pratt Institute and directs the organization Tamaas (www.tamaas.org).

Genève/Geneva Chao is the author of one of us is wave one of us is shore, a discours amoureux in French and English (Otis Books | Seismicity Editions, 2016), and Hillary Is Dreaming, an imagined dream journal of Hillary Rodham Clinton during the 2016 primary season (Make Now, 2016). She is the translator of Gérard Cartier’s Tristran and, with François Luong, of Nicolas Tardy’s Encrusted on the Living. She translated pieces by Christophe Tarkos for the collection Ma Langue Est Poétique (Roof Books, 2001) and pieces by Yves Di Manno for A Review of Two Worlds: French and American Poetry in Translation (Otis, 2005). Her work has appeared in Mission at Tenth, Boxkite, Boston Review, n/a literary journal, New American Writing, The L.A. Telephone Book, (Satellite) Telephone, DIAGRAM, Can We Have Our Ball Back?, Boog City, and other journals.

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Poetic Research Bureau
951 Chung King Road
Chinatown
Los Angeles

Thursday, November 10, 2016

Jess Arndt, Krystal Languell & Carrie Grinstead











The Poetic Research Bureau presents...

JESS ARNDT
KRYSTAL LANGUELL
& CARRIE GRINSTEAD

Hosted by Harold Abramowitz & Andrea Quaid

Saturday, November 12, 2016
Doors 7:30pm
Reading 8pm

Jess Arndt is a fiction writer and co-editor of the Brooklyn-based prose experiment, New Herring Press. Her action text Collective Body Possum toured with The Knife's Shaking the Habitual world tour and her writing has recently appeared in journals like Fence, Bomb, Aufgabe, Bone Bouquet and GLU Magazine. "Large Animals," her debut story collection, is coming out from Catapult Press in 2016. She lives in Los Angeles.

Krystal Languell was born in South Bend, Indiana. She is the author of the books Call the Catastrophists (BlazeVox, 2011) and Gray Market (1913 Press, 2016) and four chapbooks: Last Song (dancing girl press, 2014), Be a Dead Girl (Argos Books, 2014), Fashion Blast Quarter (Flying Object, 2014), and Diamonds in the Flesh (Double Cross Press, 2015). From 2011-2015, she conducted interviews with women poets, culminating in the publication of Archive Theft (Essay Press, 2015). Her poetry has been anthologized in Read Women (Locked Horn Press, 2015) and Best of the Web (Dzanc Books, 2010), and she has received a Poetry Project Emerge-Surface-Be fellowship (2013-2014) and a Lower Manhattan Cultural Council workspace residency (2014-2015). Development Director for Belladonna* Collaborative and publisher of the feminist poetry journal Bone Bouquet, Languell also works as a freelance bookkeeper for small presses and teaches at Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, New York.

Carrie Grinstead
works as a hospital librarian and lives in North Hollywood with her partner, Daniel, and Pickle, their rat terrier. Her short stories have appeared in several journals, most recently Pithead Chapel and Joyland.

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Poetic Research Bureau
951 Chung King Road
Chinatown
Los Angeles, CA
900012

Wednesday, November 9, 2016

@SEA #11: FLOWS – Sunday, 1pm



November's edition of the PRB's live magazine is co-curated by poet/geographer Diane Ward, and takes on the theme of flow: data flows, population flows, atmospheric flows, pipelines, conduits, and all that channels and disrupts them.

This one brings you two packed hours of film, talk, poetry, music and performance – six contributors in all:

  • Nerve Macaspac, cellphone films 
  • Courtney Stephens, a talk on control centers 
  • Gwen Muren, poems from Glitch
  • Michael Webster, Fade on Family, an opera w/o voice 
  • Diane Ward, performance for three voices  
  • Peter Bo Rappmund, from Psychohydrography
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 Sunday, November 13 @ 951 Chung King Rd
Doors open at 1pm. Event 1:30 sharp. 
Free to all.

Saturday, October 29, 2016

Friday, November 4: Elaine Kahn & Aaron Kunin











The Poetic Research Bureau presents...

ELAINE KAHN
& AARON KUNIN

Friday, November 4 2016
Doors 7:30pm
Reading 8pm

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Elaine Kahn is an artist currently living in Los Angeles. She is co-founder of the P.Splash Collective, a member of the band Profligate and author of Women in Public (City Lights Books, 2015). Writing has been published in Art Papers, Open Space, The Poetry Foundation, Jubilat, San Francisco Arts Quarterly, West Branch, and elsewhere. A new chapbook is forthcoming from After Hours, Ltd., as well as a poetry cassette split with Tatiana Luboviski-Acosta on Practical Records.

Aaron Kunin is the author of Cold Genius (Fence, 2014), and four other books of poetry and prose. He lives in California.

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

Saturday, Oct 29: David Lau, Brian Ang & Molly Bendall



Celebrating the release of David Lau's Still Dirty: Poems 2009-2015 just out on Commune Editions.

David Lau is the author of the new book Still Dirty (Commune Editions/AK Press) as well as the chapbook Bad Opposites and Virgil and the Mountain Cat. His poetry and essays have appeared widely, including in New Left Review, Boston Review, Armed Cell, Los Angeles Review of Books, and A Public Space. A lecturer at UC Santa Cruz, he is a graduate of the Iowa Writers' Workshop and editor of the journal Lana Turner.

Brian Ang’s current poetic project is The Totality Cantos for Atelos. Recent essay is “Post-Crisis Poetics”: desire for a poetics adequate to the present, the world since the 2008 economic crisis. Current editing project is a series on post-crisis poetics (postcrisispoetics.blogspot.com) and he continues to edit ARMED CELL in Oakland.

Molly Bendall’s fifth book, Watchful, is out from Omnidawn this fall. Her reviews and essays have appeared or are forthcoming in Lana Turner, Boston Review, Free Verse Journal, Pool, and the Wesleyan Anthology--American Poets in the 21st Century: Poetics of Social Engagement. She teaches at the University of Southern California.


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  Saturday, October 29 2016
Doors 7:30pm
Reading 8pm

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Friday, October 21, 2016

OPEN PRESS 2016: October 21, 22 & 23


Open Press is a medium to extend the work of the writer, editor, and curator, to instigate new channels of reciprocity among those interested and engaged in what might constitute the literary at any given time. Over the course of three days, Open Press 2016 will feature roundtables, readings, panels, performances, a moveable book fair, and more in various locations across the Los Angeles area.

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hosts:
The Poetic Research Bureau, eohippus labs, ENTROPY, & Insert Blanc Press.
 

guest presses & projects:
Wonder, KRUPSKAYA, Les Figues Press, Hex Presse, Portable Press @ Yo-Yo Labs, DUM DUM Zine, Primrose Press, Econo Textual Objects, Copilot Press, ypolita press, MONDO BUMMER, Outside Gallery, Phoneme Media, Tripwire, Círculo de Poesía, Valparaiso Editions, Unnamed Press, Rebel Hands Press, Los Angeles Contemporary Archive, The Unwrinkled Ear.
 

people:
Stephanie Sauer, Raquel Gutiérrez, Tia Blassingame, Carrie Hunter, Amy Berkowitz, Amanda Ackerman, Harold Abramowitz, Andrea Quaid, Michelle Detorie, Brenda Iijima, Taleen Kali, Teresa Carmody, Janice Lee, Ben Fama, Syd Staiti, Trisha Low, Lauren Levin, Kim Calder, Joseph Mosconi, Andrew Maxwell, Mathew Timmons, Greg Curtis, David Shook, Roberto Castillo, Mijail Lamas, Olivia Taylor Smith, Jeremy Kennedy, j. shelley harrison, mark rice, Guan Rong, Eric Kim, Andrew Choate, Kathleen Kim, Brian Griffith, Monica McClure, Sun Araw, Aaron Beasley.

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Friday October 21 from 7-12 pm at Insert Blanc Press 
2806 1/2 Lincoln Park Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90031 

Insert Blanc Press & Outside Gallery are located around the corner and adjacent to the backhouse at 2806 1/2 Lincoln Park Ave., a more accurate yet fictitious address would be 3613 Pomona St., Los Angeles, CA 90031. 

Insert Blanc Press and Outside Gallery present 
  • Greg Curtis: Step & Repeat - 7pm
  • Performances readings and translation - 8:00 pm w/ Phoneme Media: David Shook, Roberto Castillo, Anthony Seidman; Tripwire: David Buuck; Círculo de Poesía & Valparaiso Editions: Mijail Lamas & Sergio Eduardo Cruz
  • Performances, readings and the archives - 9:00 pm w/ Unnamed Press: Debbie Graber; Rebel Hands Press: Jeremy Kennedy, j. shelley harrison, Mark Rice; Los Angeles Contemporary Archive: Kelman Duran
  • Performances, vocalizations and improvisation - 10:00 pm w/ The Unwrinkled Ear: Andrew Choate, Brian James Griffith, Kathleen Kim, and Sun Araw
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Saturday October 22 from 1-3 pm @ Ave 50 Studio 
131 N Avenue 50, Los Angeles, CA 90042 
  • eohippus labs will be hosting a panel that wishes to ask how publishing is an act of writing with Raquel Gutiérrez of Econo-Textual Objects, Stephanie Sauer of Copilot Press, Tia Blassingame of Primrose Press, Carrie Hunter of ypolita press, and Amy Berkowitz of MONDO BUMMER! -- Panel will be moderated by Andrea Quaid.
  • Food Intermission: Food & drinks & delicious edibles, catered by SOO N Food!

Saturday October 22 from 3:30-5:30 pm @ Ave 50 Studio 131 N Avenue 50, Los Angeles, CA 90042 
  • Entropy will be hosting a panel on interspecies communication with Brenda Iijima of Portable Press at Yo-Yo Labs, Teresa Carmody of Les Figues Press, Taleen Kali of DUM DUM Zine, & Michelle Detorie of Hex Presse.
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Sunday October 23 from 11 am-2 pm @ Poetic Research Bureau 951 Chung King Rd. Chinatown, Los Angeles, CA 90012 

The Poetic Research Bureau hosts 
Krupskaya Press 
& Wonder Press 

"Wonder & Krupskaya Eat Dim Sum Together.” 
  • Films by Syd Staiti
  • IRL Live podcast with Ben Fama and Monica McClure, with Trisha Low and Joseph Mosconi
  • Reading by Lauren Levin
  • Dim sum will be provided.
Sunday October 23 from 4pm-7pm @ Poetic Research Bureau
951 Chung King Rd. Chinatown, Los Angeles, CA 90012

Open Press hosts "A Finale Reading.”

Readings from:
  • David Shook
  • Anthony Seidman
  • Guan Rong
  • Monica McClure
  • Trisha Low
  • Brenda Iijima
  • Sergio Eduardo Cruz
  • Kim Calder
  • Amy Berkowitz
  • Aaron Beasley
  • more TBA

Friday, October 14, 2016

Saturday, October 15: Todd Gray

17 year old Todd Gray with photographer Neil Zlozower covering the Rolling Stones' Exile on Main Street tour.

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The Poetic Research Bureau presents
TODD GRAY

For one year, the artist Todd Gray wore the clothes of his friend and mentor the late Ray Manzarek, a founding member of the Doors. An act that went beyond artistic homage or memorial impulse. Manzarek's widow, Dorothy, gave Gray the clothes and permission to perform the year long action.

Gray will read letters he wrote to Dorothy recounting his experience and its affect on him.

Following the reading Gray will show photographs he made as a teenager chronicling the Los Angeles rock scene in a discussion with Joseph Mosconi.

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Saturday, October 15th
Doors at 7:30pm
Reading at 8pm sharp

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

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Todd Gray lives and works in Los Angeles and Ghana. He received both his BFA and MFA from the California Institute of the Arts. He is Professor Emeritus, School of Art, California State University, Long Beach. Gray works in multiple mediums including photo-based work, sculpture and performance. He has photographed over 100 album covers making a name for himself in the music world. Past solo and group exhibitions include: Hammer Museum, Los Angeles; Studio Museum, Harlem, NY; USC Fisher Museum of Art, Los Angeles; Luckman Gallery, Cal State University, Los Angeles; California African American Museum, Los Angeles; Tucson Museum of Art; Detroit Museum of Art; Renaissance Society, University of Chicago, among others. Performance works have been presented at The Roy & Edna Disney Cal/Arts Theater; (REDCAT), Los Angeles; Academy of Media Arts, Cologne, and the Japanese American National Museum, Los Angeles. His work is included in the permanent collections of the National Gallery of Canada; San Francisco Museum of Modern Art; Los Angeles County Museum of Art; Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles; the University of Connecticut and the Studio Museum, Harlem, NY. Gray is a Rockefeller Foundation Bellagio Center Resident Fellow. He is represented by Meliksetian | Briggs Gallery in Los Angeles, California.

Monday, October 10, 2016

Sunday, Oct 16 1pm: @SEA #10 "Transport"


The tenth edition of the Poetic Research Bureau's Sunday afternoon live magazine, on the topic of transport – physical, spiritual, and otherwise – takes place on Sunday, October 16.

Come for great film, video, translations and essay from Claudia Keelan, Anal Shah, Courtney Stephens and Olivia O Wyatt!



@SEA #10 "TRANSPORT"

  • Claudia Keelan, reading from her collection of translations of 12th c female troubadours, Truth of My Songs: Poems of the Trobairitz 
  • Anal Shah, screening of his documentary on rail travel in Indian cinema, Chalchitra Railyatra 
  • Courtney Stephens, presenting 16mm "home travelogues," amateur films shot by American women abroad during the 1930s and 40s 
  • Olivia O Wyatt, screening of *I Met My Husband in the Middle of the Sea*, from her recent film, Sailing A Sinking Sea

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Poetic Research Bureau 
951 Chung King Rd
Sunday, October 16, 2016 – Doors open at 1pm
Event 1:30-3:30pm is free.  
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Claudia Keelan is the author of six books of poetry, most recently the verse drama O, Heart (Barrow Street, 2014). Her honors include the Beatrice Hawley Award from Alice James Books (Utopic 2001) and the Jerome Shestack Prize from the American Poetry Review in 2007. Truth of My Songs: The Poems of the Trobairitz is her first book of translation. She is Professor of English and Director of Creative Writing at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, where she edits the literary annual Interim.

Anal Shah is an Indian filmmaker and photographer. As someone who straddles multiple cultures between his academic and creative practice, Anal’s work explores issues of identity, migration, and other things that are usually "lost in translation".  His work has been shown at numerous Festivals including premieres at the Vienna International Film Festival, the Ann Arbor Film Festival and Detroit Docs to name just a few. Anal received both his undergraduate as well as graduate education at the California Institute of the Arts.

Courtney Stephens is a filmmaker and occasional writer.  Her films have played at galleries and festivals internationally and was recently included in the 2016 Flaherty NYC Series. She co-programs Veggie Cloud, a bi-monthly screening and lecture series in Los Angeles, and has guest lectured at the Royal Geographical Society, the Satyajit Ray Film and Television Institute, Princeton University, and elsewhere. She is currently completing a feature length essay film, the subject of a Fulbright scholarship, on female travelogues.
 
Olivia Wyatt is an award-winning filmmaker and member of the Sublime Frequencies film and music collective. She has directed, produced, shot and edited three feature-length documentaries, Staring into the Sun (2011), The Pierced Heart & The Machete (2013), and Sailing A Sinking Sea (2015). She also has a series of shorts out alongside a vinyl LP by Bitchin Bajas called Vibraquatic (2012) and was one of the creators of the film Below the Brain (2011). Her work has screened at SXSW, Hot Docs, Maysles Cinema, Flaherty NYC at Tribeca 92Y, Margaret Mead, BFI London, Singapore International Film Festival,  Anthology Film Archives, BAM,  Cinefamily, The Milano Film Festival, The Barbican Museum, and The Museum of Jurassic Technology.  

Sunday, October 9, 2016

Sunday 2pm: Muriel Leung, Angela Penaredondo & Vanessa Villarreal



Muriel Leung is the author of Bone Confetti (Noemi Press 2016). Her writing can be found or is forthcoming in The Collagist, Fairy Tale Review, Ghost Proposal, Jellyfish Magazine, inter|rupture, and others. She is a recipient of a Kundiman fellowship and is a regular contributor to The Blood-Jet Writing Hour poetry podcast. She is also a Poetry Co-Editor of Apogee Journal. Currently, she is pursuing her PhD in Creative Writing and Literature at University of Southern California. She tweets (@murmurshewrote).

Born in Iloilo City, Philippines, Angela Ina Penaredondo is a Pilipinx/Pin@y poet and artist. Angela is the author of the chapbook, Maroon (Jamii Publications) and her book, All Things Lose Thousands of Times was the winner of the Hillary Gravendyk Regional Poetry Prize. Her work has appeared or is forthcoming in Drunken Boat, AAWW’s The Margins, Four Way Review, Cream City Review, and elsewhere. Angela resides in Southern California, drifting between deserts, beaches, lowly cities and socially engineered suburbs.

Vanessa Angélica Villarreal
is a poet, essayist, and artist born in the borderlands in McAllen, Texas. Her poems have appeared in PBS Newshour, Waxwing, Caketrain, DIAGRAM, DREGINALD, The Feminist Wire, The Western Humanities Review, The Poetry Foundation Harriet Blog, and elsewhere. Most recently, she has served as an editor for the Bettering American Poetry project. She is a CantoMundo Fellow and her book, BEAST MERIDIAN, was a finalist at Nightboat, FuturePoem, Saturnalia, and Willow Books, and is forthcoming from Noemi Press in early 2017. She currently lives and works in Los Angeles, and her hometown is Houston, Texas.

This event is sponsored by Kundiman (special shoutout to our SoCal Co-Chairs, Kenji Liu and Jean Ho!)

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Sunday afternoon, October 9
Doors open @ 2pm.
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Poetic Research Bureau
951 Chung King Rd.
Chinatown
Los Angeles, CA
900012 

Thursday, October 6, 2016

Harold Abramowitz, Jian Huang, Km Bradford, elena minor




Please join the Poetic Research Bureau on Saturday, October 8th as we celebrate the release of Blind Spot, the new book from Harold Abramowitz just out on Civil Coping Mechanisms. Harold will be joined by Jian Huang, Km Bradford and elena minor.

HAROLD ABRAMOWITZ
JIAN HUANG
KM BRADFORD
ELENA MINOR

Saturday, October 8
7:30pm

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Harold Abramowitz is from Los Angeles. He is author and co-author of books of poetry and prose, including Dear Dearly Departed, Not Blessed, and UNFO Burns A Million Dollars. Harold writes and edits as part of the collaborative projects eohippus labs, SAM OR SAMANTHA YAMS and UNFO.

Jian Huang's parents brought her to the United States from Shanghai, China, when she was six years old. She grew up in South Los Angeles and after much begging to be let in, earned her bachelor’s degree in Art History from the University of Southern California. Her work has appeared in Entropy, Los Angeles Review of Books, ALOUD, and Tongue & Groove among others. She is the recipient of a 2016 PEN Emerging Voices fellowship. Jian is working on her first memoir titled Business In The Front about growing up in a motel and the journey to the American Dream.

elena minor is the author of TITULADA and founding editor of PALABRA. Her poetry and prose have been published in more than two dozen literary journals, including Gulf Coast, Jacket2, MAKE, Hot Metal Bridge, RHINO, Mandorla, Switchback, Puerto del Sol and Shadowbox. Her work has, as well, been anthologized in Angels of the Americlypse: An Anthology of New Latin@ Writing; BAX 2015: Best American Experimental Writing; and Coiled Serpent: Poets Arising from the Cultural Quakes & Shifts in Los Angeles. She is a past first prize recipient of the Chicano/Latino Literary Prize and she teaches community-based creative writing to high school students.

Saturday, September 24, 2016

Sunday, September 25: Elysia Crampton, Emily Lucid & Marcel Alcalá




The Poetic Research Bureau presents...

ELYSIA CRAMPTON
EMILY LUCID
& MARCEL ALCALÁ

Sunday, September 25
5pm

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Elysia Crampton is an Aymara-American musician, writer, and abolitionist currently living in Northern California. Her latest album, out on Break World Records, works as an epic poem titled "Elysia Crampton presents: Demon City" featuring work by collaborators Why Be, Chino Amobi, Rabit, & Lexxi.

Emily Lucid is a San Francisco born and Hawaii raised Jewish trans girl. She is a visual artist and actress currently residing in Los Angeles. Emily's work deals with her interest in gender and beauty through the lens of her own particular, autonomous perspective. Emily has performed in galleries, films and music venues in L.A. and Portland Oregon.

Marcel Alcalá (b. 1990 in Santa Ana, CA) creates events and encounters that upend the expectation of art as a discrete work exhibited for a specific period of time. Often collaborating with artists and specialists in fields such as science, literature, film, music, and architecture, Alcala ventures outside of institutional structures to contextualize his work in public space. Alcala’s diverse practice includes performance, live situations, installations, objects, and drawings. He graduated from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 2012, and currently lives in Los Angeles. Here, he organizes performance/poetry exhibitions at the McDonalds on Sunset in Silverlake, researches and enacts "Clown" performances around the country, does Improv in real time called CNX2 (Creating New Content Now), and writes poetry on identity politics and the future/status of the "brown" body. Like the socially necessary figure of the clown that fascinates him, Alcala uses humor, play, and the absurd to critique the extremes and everyday banalities of societal power.

Saturday, September 17, 2016

Friday, Sept 23: Shane Anderson & A Maxwell



For almost two decades, poet/publisher Guy Bennett has been consistently producing fascinating and thoughtful experimental collections on his two chapbook presses, Mindmade Books and Seeing Eye – 77 titles to date. Formalist, searching, multilingual – it's a brilliant catalog with a clear point of view.

This Friday night brings two of its recently published authors together for a reading: Shane Anderson, from Berlin, whose Soft Passer was brought out by Mindmade in 2015, and A Maxwell, from the PRB, whose Conversion Table was just issued this month.


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Shane Anderson is the author of Soft Passer (Mindmade Books) and Études des Gottnarrenmaschinen (Broken Dimanche Press). His poems and translations can be found in 6x6, Asymptote, Edit, Triple Canopy, Natalie Czech's Il Pleut series and Mathew Barney's River of Fundament (Skira Rizzoli). He lives in Berlin where he curates the reading series HERE! HERE! THERE!

Andrew Maxwell's recent books include Candor is the Brightest Shield (Ugly Duckling, 2015) and Peeping Mot (Apogee, 2013). Conversion Table, a small collection of remarks without propositional attitudes, was issued this September on Mindmade Books. In LA, he runs the Poetic Research Bureau with Joseph Mosconi, and hosts a weekly radio show of international roots music on KXLU, The Dream of Harry Lime.


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Friday evening, September 23
Doors open @ 7:30pm, reading at 8 sharp.

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Poetic Research Bureau
951 Chung King Rd.
Chinatown
Los Angeles, CA
900012 

Sunday, September 4, 2016

Next Sunday afternoon: @SEA #9 "Devotion"


The ninth edition of @SEA, the Poetic Research Bureau's monthly live magazine, opens the fall season with film, video, poetry, essay and audio on the theme of "devotion" – lighting a candle and pacing the floors for enthusiasm, observance, rooting, piety, constancy, and ritual worship.



  • Adele Horne: 16mm short film, "Quiero Ver" 
  • Aaron Kunin: remarks on George Herbert's devotional poem "Love (III)" 
  • Anal Shah: two videos, "Kabir Song" & "Laxmi at the Gate" 
  • Robert Frank: screeening
  • Arshia Haq: audio, video and comment on her recent field work on devotional and mystic Sufi practices in Pakistan

Aaron, Adele and Arshia will be in attendance!


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Poetic Research Bureau
Sunday, September 11, 2016 – Doors open at 1pm
Event 1:30-3:30pm is free. 

Saturday, Sept 10: Rae Armantrout & Martha Ronk



The Poetic Research Bureau presents

RAE ARMANTROUT & MARTHA RONK

Saturday, September 10, 2016
Doors open 7:30pm, reading at 8 sharp.


RAE ARMANTROUT has published 13 books of poetry. Her most recent collection, Partly: New and Selected Poems, was published by Wesleyan U.P. in 2016. Her poems have recently been collected in Spanish editions: Necromancia (Spain, 2015): and Rae Armantrout: Poemas (Spain, 2014). In 2015 she was awarded the Levinson Prize for best poems in Poetry Magazine. Her book Versed (2009) received the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Critics Circle Award in 2010. She was also the recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship in 2008 and A Foundation for Contemporary Arts Award in 2007. Her work has appeared in many journals and anthologies.

MARTHA RONK's forthcoming collection of poetry Ocular Proof from Omnidawn focuses on photography and comes out this fall. A recent chapook, familiar/unfamiliar, was released by Magra Books this summer, and her 2015 volume Transfer of Qualities was long-listed for National Book Award last year. She lives in Los Angeles, where she is professor at English at Occidental College.


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Poetic Research Bureau
951 Chung King Rd.
Chinatown
Los Angeles, CA
900012

Monday, August 15, 2016

Friday, August 19: Cindy Arrieu-King & Brian Kim Stefans




The Poetic Research Bureau presents...

CINDY ARRIEU-KING & BRIAN KIM STEFANS

Friday, August 19, 2016
Doors open 7:30pm, reading at 8 sharp.


CYNTHIA ARRIEU-KING is an associate professor of creative writing at Stockton University and a former Kundiman fellow. Her book written with Hillary Gravendyk, Unlikely Conditions, was published by 1913 Press this past spring. Her work will appear this year in Fence, the Volta and jacket2 and an Asian Anglophone edition of dusie magazine.

BRIAN KIM STEFANS's latest chapbook is "For a New Urbanism," forthcoming from Make Now Books. His other books of poetry include "Viva Miscegenation”: New Writing (Make Now Books, 2013), Kluge: A Meditation and other works (Roof Books, 2007), and What Is Said to the Poet Concerning Flowers (Heretical Texts, 2006). He teaches new media studies, poetry, experimental fiction and other classes in the English Department at UCLA.


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Poetic Research Bureau
951 Chung King Rd.
Chinatown
Los Angeles, CA
900012

Wednesday, August 10, 2016

The Third Rail Issue 8 Launch Party


















Please join us Saturday night, August 13 for the LA launch and exhibition of Issue 8 of The Third Rail, a special issue composed entirely of black-and-white posters by artists addressing various facets of the political shipwreck. 

The event will feature sets by DJs B-Rok and JVu and readings by Nikki Darling and Jibade-Khalil Huffman. 

7:30pm-10pm

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“With this,” writes The Third Rail, “we interrupt our regular programming so as to respond as a publication to the political turmoil of the present moment, USA today, in crisis, only instead of issuing a programmatic statement we decided to invite a plurality of statements by artists who each had a poster or sign to work with.” The posters are free to take home.

Issue 8 features posters by Aaron Anderson & Eric Timothy Carlson, Lise Haller Baggesen, Gina Beavers, Judith Bernstein, A.K. Burns, Dante Carlos, Cameron Keith Gainer, Sam Gould, Albert Herter & Hiro Kone, Jibade-Khalil Huffman, Alfredo Jaar, Chris Kasper, Devin Kenny, Justin Lieberman, Jordan Nassar & Brendan Fowler, Sara Greenberger Rafferty, Peter Rostovsky, Bruce Tapola, Jonathan Thomas, Voider, Christine Wang, and C. Spencer Yeh.

www.thirdrailquarterly.org
@thirdrailquarterly

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

Saturday, July 16, 2016

Saturday, July 23: Lucy Ives & Johanna Jackson




The Poetic Research Bureau presents...

LUCY IVES & JOHANNA JACKSON

Saturday, July 23, 2016
Doors open 7:00pm, reading at 7:30.


LUCY IVES is the author of five books of poetry and prose, including The Hermit, a book of aphorisms and extremely short stories, recently published by The Song Cave. Her first full-length novel, Impossible Views of the World, will be published by Penguin Press in 2017.


JOHANNA JACKSON is an artist living and working in Los Angeles. She has a BA in English Literature and Art History from the University of Maryland and an MFA from San Francisco Art Institute. She is interested in making objects out of feelings. Her work is in the permanent collections of the SFMoMA, Henry Art Gallery, Hammer Museum and the Portland Art Museum.

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Poetic Research Bureau
951 Chung King Rd.
Chinatown
Los Angeles, CA
900012

Wednesday, July 6, 2016

Elizabeth Hall, Myriam Gurba & Wendy C. Ortiz




The Poetic Research Bureau presents...

A book release party for Elizabeth Hall's new book
from Tarpaulin Sky Press
I Have Devoted My Life to the Clitoris

ELIZABETH HALL
MYRIAM GURBA
& WENDY C. ORTIZ

Saturday, July 9 2016
7:30pm

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Elizabeth Hall was born in Louisiana and raised in Georgia. She is the author of the book I HAVE DEVOTED MY LIFE TO THE CLITORIS (Tarpaulin Sky Press) and the chapbook Two Essays (eohippus labs). She currently lives in San Pedro, California where she plays bass with the band Pine Family.

A native Californian, Myriam Gurba earned a BA with honors from UC Berkeley. Her first book, Dahlia Season, won the Publishing Triangle's Edmund White Award for Debut Fiction and was a Lambda Literary Award finalist. She is also the author of Wish You Were Me (Future Tense), menudo & Herb (self-published), and A White Girl Named Shaquanda (self-published). She blogs at lesbrain and often for The Rumpus and Radar Productions.

Wendy C. Ortiz is a Los Angeles native. She is the author of EXCAVATION: A MEMOIR (Future Tense Books, 2014), HOLLYWOOD NOTEBOOK (Writ Large Press, 2015), and the forthcoming BRUJA (Civil Coping Mechanisms, late 2016). She wrote the year-long, monthly column "On the Trail of Mary Jane" about medical marijuana dispensary culture in Southern California for McSweeney's Internet Tendency. Wendy was co-founder and curator of the Rhapsodomancy Reading Series between 2001 and 2015.

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Poetic Research Bureau 
951 Chung King Rd. 
Chinatown 
Los Angeles, CA
900012

Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Brandon Drew Holmes, Amanda-Faye Jimenez & Miles Preston-Clark




Brandon Drew Holmes is the only son of Mia Vaughn and Baskerville Holmes. He makes work about white people for Black people.

Amanda-Faye Jimenez is a writer who lives in Los Angeles, but does not have a web-series yet. Her rejection letter from the PEN Center USA Emerging Voices Fellowship said her application stood out as one of the stronger submissions. She's totally going to submit again next year, but in the meantime she's going to continue writing, entertaining her 800+ Facebook friends almost daily with her astute observations, and letting her dogs kiss her on the mouth even though everyone keeps telling her that's some white people shit. amandafayejimenez.com

Miles Preston-Clark is a Black writer and interdisciplinary artist from Georgia. His writing has been published in Hobart, Spork Press, Pioneertown, Reality Hands, Wu-Wei Magazine and elsewhere.milesprestonclark.com 

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Friday, June 17th
7:30pm

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Poetic Research Bureau 
951 Chung King Rd. 
Chinatown 
Los Angeles, CA
900012

Wednesday, June 1, 2016

@SEA #8: "CURSES" w/ Kraning, Moriarty, Sequeira & White


The eighth edition of @SEA, the Poetic Research Bureau's monthly live magazine, concludes its spring season with a calling down of the theme of curses: bad luck, bad lots, hexes and misfortune; low speech, profanities, brought down trouble and malediction. A quartet of ensorcellement at 951 Chung King Rd in Chinatown! 

@SEA #8: Curses! @ Poetic Research Bureau
Sunday, June 5, 2016 – Doors open at 1pm
Event 1:30-3:30pm is free.

  • SCREENING: Devil's Gate, a film by Laura Kraning
  • TALK:  “Ensorcellment and Hex in Robert Duncan’s Poetics” by Laura Moriarty
  • READING: Jessica Sequeira, fiction and recent translations of Liliana Colanzi (Bolivia) and Sara Gallardo (Argentina)
  • PERFORMANCE: Ben White presents the performance ritual *Take Away Their Victory*

Laura Kraning’s moving image work navigates landscape as a repository for memory, cultural mythology, and the technological sublime. Exploring absence and the fluidity of time, she evokes liminal spaces of neither past, nor present, but a landscape of the imagination. Laura’s work has screened widely at international film festivals, such as New York, Rotterdam, Edinburgh, San Francisco, Ann Arbor, Antimatter, Visions du Réel, and Festival du Nouveau Cinema, among others.  Laura currently teaches in the Program in Film and Video at California Institute of the Arts. Tracing the metaphysical undercurrents of a Southern California landscape scarred by fire, her film Devil's Gate unearths a subconscious of the landscape, as the echoes of the past reverberate in the present and infect our perception and experience of place.

Laura Moriarty lives in the East Bay. Her recent books are Fugitive Notebook from Couch Press, Who That Divines and A Tonalist, from Nightboat, A Semblance, Selected Poetry 1976-2007 from Omnidawn and the novel Ultravioleta from Atelos. She has taught at Mills College, Naropa University and elsewhere and is currently Deputy Director of Small Press Distribution.  

Jessica Sequeira, originally from California, attended Harvard and Cambridge, and now lives in Buenos Aires. She has published essays, stories and translations in The Boston Review, Los Angeles Review of Books, ReVista: Harvard Review of Latin America, Modern Poetry in Translation, Berfrois, Litro Magazine, Palabras Errantes, The Missing Slate, Ventana Latina and other publications. Her version of the Bolivian writer Liliana Colanzi's short stories will be published by Dalkey Archive Press later this year, and her collection of Bolivian poetry is out with Smokestack Books in 2017. 

Ben White is an artist who lives and works in Los Angeles and is host of art and culture show "The People" on KCHUNG radio 1630AM. Take Away Their Victory is a performance exercise in ancient world curses and binding spells, and will allow an opportunity for viewers to ostracize a member of the Los Angeles community for ten years.