Thursday, November 15, 2018

Saturday, November 17: Kim Calder, Corina Copp & Daniel Owen

The Poetic Research Bureau presents...


Saturday, November 17 2018

Doors 7:30pm
Reading 8pm


Kim Calder co-directs Les Figues Press and is currently a doctoral student at the University of California, Los Angeles. Her work has appeared in The Believer, The Los Angeles Review of Books/LARB Quarterly, ASAP/Journal, and Jacket2. She is currently working on two manuscripts: The Nervous System, an autotheoretical work, and her dissertation, which examines indigenous cosmologies in contemporary American literature in relation to settler colonialism and anti-capitalist resistance.

Corina Copp is the author of The Green Ray (Ugly Duckling Presse, 2015), Pro Magenta/Be Met (UDP, 2011), and the three-part, ongoing play, The Whole Tragedy of the Inability to Love (Artists Space, Home Alone 2, Dixon Place, Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, NYC PRELUDE Festival). More recent performance work has been presented at the CUNY Center for Humanities James Gallery and Sector 2337 (Chicago). Recent criticism has appeared in Frieze, BOMB, Pelt v. 4: Feminist Temporalities (Organism for Poetic Research, NYU); and is forthcoming in Film Quarterly and Outsider Films on America (ed. Shanay Jhaveri, The Shoestring Publisher, 2019). She is pursuing a doctorate in critical studies at the University of Southern California and translating two works by Akerman: the play, Hall de nuit (Night Lobby), and the memoir, Ma mère rit (My Mother Laughs, The Song Cave, 2019).

Daniel Owen is the author of Toot Sweet (United Artists Books, 2015) and Restaurant Samsara (Furniture Press Books, 2018). His translation of Afrizal Malna’s Document Shredding Museum is forthcoming from Reading Sideways Press. His writing has recently appeared in Hyperallergic, The Recluse, The Brooklyn Rail, The Fanzine, Vestiges, and elsewhere. He is a member of the Ugly Duckling Presse editorial collective.

Friday, November 9, 2018

Saturday, November 10: Elizabeth Treadwell, Deborah Poe & Michelle Detorie

The Poetic Research Bureau presents...


Saturday, November 10 2018

Doors 7:30pm
Reading 8pm


Elizabeth Treadwell’s Penny Marvel & the book of the city of selfys (Dusie, 2018) launches tonight. Her other books include LILYFOIL + 3 (O Books, 2004), Wardolly (Chax, 2008), and Virginia or the mud-flap girl (Dusie, 2012). A selection from her earlier collections of poetry is included in Out of Everywhere 2: Linguistically Innovative Poetry by Women in North America & the UK (Reality Street, 2015). Materials from her current projects sometimes appear at and another iteration of Penny resides at

Deborah Poe is the author of the poetry collections keep (Dusie Press), the last will be stone, too (Stockport Flats), Elements (Stockport Flats), and Our Parenthetical Ontology (CustomWords), as well as a novella in verse, Hélène (Furniture Press). Her writing has appeared in journals like Denver Quarterly, Bellingham Review, Court Green, Colorado Review, Yellow Field, Touch the Donkey, and Jacket2. Her visual works—including video poems and handmade book objects—have been exhibited at Pace University (New York City), Casper College (Wyoming), Center for Book Arts (New York City), University of Arizona Poetry Center (Tucson), University of Pennsylvania Kelly Writers House at Brodsky Gallery (Philadelphia), and ONN/OF “a light festival” (Seattle), as well as online with Bellingham Review, Elective Affinities, Peep/Show, Trickhouse, and The Volta. She lives in Seattle.

Michelle Detorie
is the author of numerous chapbooks including Fur Birds (Insert Press), How Hate Got Hand (eohippus labs), and Bellum Letters (Dusie). She also makes visual poems, poetry objects, time-based poetry, and curates the public art project, The Poetry Booth. Her first full-length collection, After-Cave, was released with Ahsahta Press in late 2014. The Sin in Wilderness, a book-length visual poem about love, animals, and affective geography, is forthcoming from Dusie press.. She is currently at work on a collection of prose pieces called FERAL PLANETS.

Tuesday, November 6, 2018

November 9: Celebrating Max Ritvo with Metzger, Warren & Brewer

Celebrate the launch of Max Ritvo's new books Letters from Max: A Book of Friendship and The Final Voicemails, both from Milkweed Editions, with Elizabeth Metzger, Noah Warren and William Brewer.

Friday, November 9 2018
Doors 7:30pm
Reading 8pm


Elizabeth Metzger is the author of The Spirit Papers (University of Massachusetts Press, 2017), winner of the Juniper Prize for Poetry, and the author of the chapbook The Nutshell Studies of Unexplained Death (Horsethief Books, 2017). Her poems have appeared in The New Yorker, Poetry Magazine, American Poetry Review, and The Nation, and her essays have appeared in Lit Hub, Boston Review, Guernica, and PN Review. She is the poetry editor of The Los Angeles Review of Books Quarterly Journal and has most recently taught poetry at Columbia University. She serves as Max Ritvo's literary executor.

Noah Warren is the author of The Destroyer in the Glass (2016). A doctoral student in English at UC Berkeley and deputy editor of The Threepenny Review, his honors include the Yale Series of Younger Poets and a Wallace Stegner Fellowship. His poems appear in The Paris Review, Poetry, NER, The Sewanee Review, PEN America, ZYZZYVA, The Southern Review, LARB,, and elsewhere.

William Brewer is the author of I Know Your Kind (Milkweed Editions, 2017), a winner of the National Poetry Series, and Oxyana, selected for the Poetry Society of America's 30 and Under Chapbook Fellowship. His work has appeared or is forthcoming in American Poetry Review, The Nation, New England Review, The New Yorker, A Public Space, The Sewanee Review, and other journals. Formerly a Stegner Fellow, he is currently a Jones Lecturer at Stanford University.