Tuesday, July 31, 2018

Friday, August 3: alex cruse, Paul Ebenkamp, Kevin Lo, Nicholas Komodore

The Poetic Research Bureau presents...


Friday, August 3, 2018

Doors 7:30pm
Reading 8pm


alex cruse is an Oakland-based writer and artist. Her first book, CONTRAVERSE, was published in 2017 by Timeless, Infinite Light. She is the gallery curator of Artists' Television Access in San Francisco, and also does anti-repression work throughout the Bay. cruse performs with Kevin Lo in the multidisciplinary experiment DROUGHT SPA.

Paul Ebenkamp is author of Parallel Realism (Despite Editions, 2017) and The Louder the Room the Darker the Screen (Timeless, Infinite Light, 2015). With Andrew Kenower he hosts the Woolsey Heights reading series in Berkeley. With strings and devices he makes music as Position. Blog: afterundisclosedrecipients.blogspot.com.

Kevin Lo is a composer, choreographer and writer based in Oakland (previously Australia, born New Zealand). He works with spatiality, machinic processes, and has a background in the biological sciences.

Nicholas Komodore
is a Greek poet, filmmaker, composer, photographer, self-taught architect and founder of Mayakov+sky Platform, an anarchist/autonomist framework which has produced collaborations with dancer/choreographer Anna Halprin, dance artist Margit Galanter, poets alex cruse, Heidi Tomoe, Alberto Tinoco Duran, Lara Durback and Brian Ang, visual artists Eliza Alexandropoulou and Christina Kamma, composers Bill Noertker, Kevin CK Lo, Dusan Chae and experimental projects Inverz, B.R.A.C. and Raspberry Fields. His poetries, compositions and architectural designs have been published in Textsound, Tripwire: a journal of poetics, Armed Cell, Lana Turner, Cordite Poetry Review, Left Curve and the anthologies "It's night in San Francisco but it's sunny in Oakland", Greek Avant-garde Poetry (Big Bridge issue 19) and "#This Is A Co-op" of the 15th Venice Biennale of Architecture. With alex cruse and Kevin CK Lo he is editing the inaugural issue of journal Radii.

Thursday, July 12, 2018

Saturday, July 21: Nick Montfort, Sophia Le Fraga & Aaron Winslow

The Poetic Research Bureau presents...


Saturday, July 21 2018

Doors 7:30pm
Reading 8pm


Nick Montfort programs computational poetry and other types of creative computing, from very small Commodore 64 BASIC and assembly pieces to computer-generated books. His practices involve constrained writing, collaboration, concrete poetry, and certain other conceptualisms. His computer-generated books of poetry in print include The Truelist (Counterpath); Autopia (Troll Thread); with collaborators, 2x6 (Les Figues); and #! (Counterpath). He has done more than fifty digital projects including The Deletionist (with Amaranth Borsuk and Jesper Juul), Sea and Spar Between (with Stephanie Strickland), and Taroko Gorge. Montfort edits the Counterpath series of computer-generated books Using Electricity. He has published six collaborative and individually-authored books with The MIT Press. He is professor of digital media at MIT, also teaches at the School for Poetic Computation, and lives in New York and Boston.

Sophia Le Fraga is the author of Other Titles by Sophia Le Fraga, literallydead, I RL, YOU RL, and I DON'T WANT ANYTHING TO DO WITH THE INTERNET. Her work in performance and video has recently been included in From Concrete to Liquid (Centre d'Art Contemporain), This Known World (MOCA), and Greater New York (MoMA PS1).

Aaron Winslow
’s novel, Jobs of the Great Misery, is available from Skeleton Man Press. Recent fiction, reviews, and essays have appeared in journals such as the Los Angeles Review of Books, Social Text Online, and Full Stop. He is currently a Postdoctoral Scholar at the University of Southern California. Further information and writing can be found at aaron-winslow.com