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!


  • 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

Poetic Research Bureau 
951 Chung King Rd
Sunday, October 16, 2016 – Doors open at 1pm
Event 1:30-3:30pm is free.  
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.  

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