Thursday, January 31, 2019

Saturday, February 2: GennaRose Nethercott & Jos Charles











The Poetic Research Bureau presents...

GENNAROSE NETHERCOTT
& JOS CHARLES

Saturday, February 2

Doors 7:30pm
Reading 8pm

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GennaRose Nethercott’s book The Lumberjack’s Dove (Ecco/HarperCollins) was selected by Louise Gl├╝ck as a winner of the National Poetry Series for 2017. She is also the lyricist behind the narrative song collection Modern Ballads, and is a Mass Cultural Council Artist Fellow. Her work has appeared widely in journals and anthologies including BOMB, The Massachusetts Review, The Offing, and PANK, and she has been a writer-in-residence at the Shakespeare & Company bookstore, Art Farm Nebraska, and The Vermont Studio Center, among others. A born Vermonter, she tours nationally and internationally composing poems-to-order for strangers on a 1952 Hermes Rocket typewriter.

Jos Charles is a trans poet, editor, and author of feeld, a National Book Award long-listed finalist and winner of the 2017 National Poetry Series, selected by Fady Joudah (Milkweed Editions) and Safe Space (Ahsahta Press). Charles has poetry published with POETRY, Poem-a-Day, PEN, Washington Square Review, Denver Quarterly, and elsewhere. In 2016 she received the Ruth Lilly & Dorothy Sargent Rosenberg Fellowship through the Poetry Foundation. Jos Charles has an MFA from the University of Arizona. She is a PhD student at UC Irvine and currently resides in Long Beach, CA.

Wednesday, January 30, 2019

Thursday, January 31: RAD! Residencies with Will Alexander & Carlos Lara

WILL ALEXANDER
& CARLOS LARA

Thursday, January 31 2019

Doors 7:30pm
Event 8pm

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RAD! Residencies

Hosted by Harold Abramowitz and Andrea Quaid at the Poetic Research Bureau, RAD! Residencies is a new critical-creative literary event series.

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The pragmatics:

Three separate evenings at the Poetic Research Bureau focused around an issue or idea that the writer brings to the residency.

Part One: A reading and conversation, we pair the writer with someone.
Part Two: A reading and conversation, writers pair themselves with someone.
Part Three: A collaborative community event – workshop, experimental lecture, performance, collaborative poetics involving the community that is emerging through the residency.

The spirit:

Writers who bring a question or theme to work with, writers who want to think publicly with others about a question or theme, writers working on new projects, writers working on continuing projects, writers who might use the occasion to generate something entirely new!

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With generous support from the CalArts Alumnx Council Seed Grant.

Sunday, January 27, 2019

Tuesday, January 29: Tess Brown-Lavoie, Tommy Pico, Harmony Holiday











The Poetic Research Bureau presents...

TESS BROWN-LAVOIE
TOMMY PICO
& HARMONY HOLIDAY

Tuesday, January 29

Doors 7:30pm
Reading 8pm

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Tess Brown-Lavoie writes and farms in Providence, RI. Lite Year, her first book, won the Fence Modern Poets Series prize. Tess cofounded Sidewalk Ends Farm with her sisters in 2011, works on land access at Land For Good, and is President of the National Young Farmers Coalition.

Tommy "Teebs" Pico is author of the books IRL (Birds LLC, 2016), Nature Poem (Tin House Books, 2017), and Junk (Tin House Books, 2018). He's the winner of a Whiting Award and the Brooklyn Public Library's Literature Prize, and he was a Queer/Art/Mentors inaugural Fellow, Lambda Literary Fellow in poetry, and NYSCA/NYFA Fellow in Poetry from the New York Foundation for the Arts. He co-curates the reading series Poets With Attitude (PWA) with Morgan Parker, co-hosts the podcast Food 4 Thot, and is a contributing editor at Literary Hub. Originally from the Viejas Indian reservation of the Kumeyaay nation, he now lives in Los Angeles.

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 (Fence, 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.

Thursday, January 24, 2019

Saturday, January 26: Teresa Carmody & Anna Joy Springer











The Poetic Research Bureau presents...

TERESA CARMODY
& ANNA JOY SPRINGER

Saturday, January 26 2019

Doors 7:30pm
Reading 8pm

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Teresa Carmody is the author of Maison Femme: a fiction (Bon Aire Projects), Requiem (Les Figues Press) and most recently, DeLand (Container), a viewmaster book made in collaboration with fiber artist Madison Creech. Her work has appeared or is forthcoming in The Collagist, Matters of Feminist Practice, St. Petersburg Review, Diagram, Big Fiction, Entropy, and more. Carmody is a co-founder of the feminist independent publisher Les Figues Press, and director of Stetson University’s MFA of the Americas. She lives in Central Florida.

Anna Joy Springer is a writer, visual artist, feminist punk performer, and an associate professor of writing at University of California, San Diego, where she has been the recipient of a Distinguished Teaching Award (2010) and the Chancellor's Associates Faculty Excellence Award for Visual Arts and Performance (2013). As the lead singer in Blatz, The Gr'ups, and Cypher in the Snow, Springer has toured the US and Europe. She has an MFA from Brown University, and her books include The Vicious Red Relic, Love (2011) and The Birdwisher (2009).

Tuesday, January 15, 2019

Friday, January 18: Sisson, Revereza, Breslin & Srivijittakar











The Poetic Research Bureau presents...

ANDREA SISSON
MIKO REVEREZA
SAMUEL NATHAN BRESLIN
& ESTELLE SRIVIJITTAKER

Friday, January 18 2019

Doors 7:30pm
Reading 8pm

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Andrea Sisson (b. 1987 Cincinnati, Ohio) is a multidisciplinary artist living in Los Angeles. Her work spans performance and participation, imagery, text, installation, sound, and object. She is a 2010 Fulbright Scholar and is currently an MFA Candidate at Bard College.
www.andreasisson.com

Miko Revereza (b.1988 Manila, Philippines) is an experimental filmmaker based in Los Angeles. Since relocating from Manila as a child, he has lived illegally in the United States for over 25 years. This life long struggle with documentation, assimilation and statelessness informs his films, DROGA! (2014), DISINTEGRATION 93-96 (2017) and his debut feature, No data plan (2018). Miko’s films have been widely screened and exhibited internationally at festivals such as, International Film Festival Rotterdam, Yamagata International Documentary Film Festival, International Short Film Festival Oberhausen, True/False Film Festival, Images Festival, and Berwick Film & Media Arts Festival. DISINTEGRATION 93-96 was featured and streamed on MUBI.com. He is listed as Filmmaker Magazine’s 2018 25 New Faces of Independent Cinema and is currently an MFA candidate at Bard College.

Samuel Nathan Breslin (b. 1987, San Francisco) is a poet and film programmer living in Oakland, California. He is the author of three self-published chapbooks, Captain’s Log (2015), Parts of the Passion (2014) and Poems about Poland for Americans (2010), and is a co-founder and curator of Light Field, an all-celluloid experimental film festival held annually in San Francisco. Samuel is currently an MFA candidate in the Creative Writing Department at Bard College.

Estelle Srivijittakar
lives in Los Angeles, b. in Los Angeles. Bard MFA.

Monday, January 14, 2019

Thursday, January 17: Will Alexander & Neelanjana Banerjee - RAD! Residencies

























RAD! Residencies 

7:30pm

Hosted by Harold Abramowitz and Andrea Quaid at the Poetic Research Bureau, RAD! Residencies is a new critical-creative literary event series.

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The pragmatics:

Three separate evenings at the Poetic Research Bureau focused around an issue or idea that the writer brings to the residency.

Part One: A reading and conversation, we pair the writer with someone.
Part Two: A reading and conversation, writers pair themselves with someone.
Part Three: A collaborative community event – workshop, experimental lecture, performance, collaborative poetics involving the community that is emerging through the residency.

The spirit:

Writers who bring a question or theme to work with, writers who want to think publicly with others about a question or theme, writers working on new projects, writers working on continuing projects, writers who might use the occasion to generate something entirely new!

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In RAD! Residency - Will Alexander: Language As Interior Alchemical Archery

Part One – Thursday, January 17th, 2019: A reading with Will Alexander & Neelanjana Banerjee

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Will Alexander is a poet, novelist, essayist, aphorist, playwright, visual artist, and pianist, he is author of over 30 books and chapbooks he is both a Whiting Fellow and a California Arts Council Fellow. In addition to this he has been recipient of a PEN Oakland Award, and an American Book Award. In 2016 he was recipient of the Jackson Prize for poetry and is currently Poet-in-Residence at Beyond Baroque Literary Arts Center in Venice, California.

Neelanjana Banerjee's fiction, poetry, and essays have appeared in places like Prairie Schooner, Chicago Quarterly Review, PANK Magazine, The Literary Review, Weird Sister, Teen Vogue, and more. She is a co-editor of the first South Asian American poetry anthology, Indivisible, and The Coiled Serpent, an anthology featuring poets from Los Angeles published by Tia Chucha Press. She is the Managing Editor of Kaya Press, and teaches writing in the Asian American Studies Department at UCLA and with Writing Workshops Los Angeles.

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With generous support from the CalArts Alumnx Council Seed Grant.