Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Saturday, June 4: Amiri Baraka's Sound

After Mingus: Improvising the Mingus School

Harmony Holiday continues the evenings of deep listening, screenings, and expansive talk with After Mingus: Improvising the Mingus School – prototyping, improvising, riffing on the concept of a Mingus School – "an open interdisciplinary workshop akin to Mingus' own jazz workshop." 

Saturday night we celebrate the sound recordings of Amiri Baraka.
Continuing the series. Minimal prep, open ears.

Organized and presented by Harmony Holiday
with the Poetic Research Bureau

Saturday, June 4th

Donate and receive a complimentary copy of
S O S: Poems 1961-2013 by Amiri Baraka
published and provided by Grove Press

$5 - 10 sliding scale donation

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Thursday, May 26, 2016

Saturday, May 28: Zack Haber & Ara Shirinyan

Please join the Poetic Research Bureau Saturday, May 28h at 7:30pm as we welcome Zack Haber from Oakland and Ara Shirinyan from Los Angeles.

Zack Haber is an organizer of poetics who lives in Oakland and grew up in Virginia. He is the author of if you want to be one of them playing in the streets… (quiet lightning, 2014). He’s organized The Other Fabulous Reading Series since 2012. Some of his recent writing has appeared in DataBleedZine, The Capalino Review, 580 Split, Elderly, Moss Trill, and Textsound. He’s writing a book about horrible places.

Ara Shirinyan is a poet and teacher from Los Angeles. Formerly co-director of the Poetic Research Bureau, he has written several books, including Syria Is In The World, Handsome Fish Offices and Your Country Is Great.

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

Wednesday, May 11, 2016

Saturday, May 14: Marco Antonio Huerta & Marcel Alcalá

Marco Antonio Huerta: Mexican translator and poet. Won the Northeast Regional Poetry Award in 2005. Author of the poetry collections: La semana milagrosa (Conarte, 2006), Golden Boy (Letras de Pasto Verde, 2009), Hay un jardín (Tierra Adentro, 2009). Magnitud/e (Gusanos de la nada, 2012) is a poem-in-progress written together with Sara Uribe and translated into English by John Pluecker. His work has been published in several periodicals and anthologies in Mexico, Spain, Uruguay, and the United States. Currently Huerta is a student at the MFA in Writing program at UC San Diego.

Marcel Alcala (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.

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Saturday, May 14, 20116
Doors open 7pm. Event at 7:30pm.

Poetic Research Bureau 
951 Chung King Road
Chinatown, Los Angeles

Wednesday, May 4, 2016

Friday, May 6th 7:30pm: Angélica Freitas, Hilary Kaplan & Kit Schluter

Angélica Freitas is the author of two books of poetry, Rilke Shake and Um útero é do tamanho de um punho ( The uterus is the size of a fist, a finalist for the 2013 Portugal Telecom Prize), and a graphic novel, Guadalupe. Her poems have appeared in Granta, The White Review, and elsewhere. She co-edits the journal Modo de Usar & Co., and lives in Pelotas, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil.

Hilary Kaplan is the translator of Rilke Shake by Angélica Freitas, shortlisted for the 2016 PEN Award for Poetry in Translation and the Best Translated Book Award in poetry, and Ghosts, a collection of stories by Paloma Vidal. Her translations of Brazilian poetry and prose have appeared on BBC Radio 4 and in journals internationally. The recipient of a PEN/Heim Translation Fund grant, she has translated poets including Claudia Roquette-Pinto, Ricardo Domeneck, and Marília Garcia, and is currently translating Angélica Freitas's The uterus is the size of a fist. She lives in Los Angeles.

Kit Schluter is translator of The Book of Monelle by Marcel Schwob, The Cold by Jaime Saenz, and Circle of Dogs by Amandine André (in collaboration with J. Spaar), among others forthcoming. His personal work can be found in BOMB, Boston Review, and elsewhere. He is a 2016 NEA translation fellow, for continued work on Marcel Schwob. He lives in Oakland, CA, & co-edits O'clock Press.
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Doors open at 7pm.
Poetic Research Bureau
951 Chung King Rd.
Los Angeles, CA