Wednesday, April 24, 2019

Saturday, April 27: Mark Francis Johnson, Kate Robinson & Tom Trudgeon


























The Poetic Research Bureau presents...

MARK FRANCIS JOHNSON
KATE ROBINSON
& TOM TRUDGEON

Saturday, April 27 2019

Doors 7:30pm
Reading 8pm

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Mark Francis Johnson lives in Philadelphia. His antiquarian bookshop, Hiding Place, hosts a poetry reading series now in its ninth year. His latest books are HOW TO FLIT (Roof: 2018) and CAN OF HUMAN HEAT (Golias Books: 2017). With designer Jonathan Gorman and poet Andy Martrich, he has just launched a new press -Hiding Press- specializing in both contemporary experimental writing and reissues of neglected & unknown poetry.

Kate Robinson is sometimes Kate Beckwith, or, Kate Robinson Beckwith, or, really she's always all of those things, and refuses to choose one. She's an intermedia book artist and writer living in Oakland, CA where she is 1/3 of Dogpark Publishing Collective. Her book This Woman's Work is forthcoming on Gauss PDF

Tom Trudgeon
is a poet and artist from Northridge, California. His work can be found in Best American Experimental Writing (Wesleyan University Press), Gauss PDF, and other places. He’s shown visual work in galleries around Los Angeles including Actual Size, LACA, and Monte Vista, and most recently at Pe.Hu Gallery in Osaka, Japan. He is starting a press, Earth Book, later this year with the publication of works by Cosmo Spinosa.

Tuesday, April 23, 2019

Thursday, April 25: RAD! Residencies with Gillian Osborne & Michelle Detorie




















Gillian Osborne
& Michelle Detorie

Lichen Writing, so in [?!***!?]

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Doors 7:30pm
Reading 8pm

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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Gillian Osborne is a writer and educator based in Santa Barbara, California. Her poems have appeared in such publications as Boom!, The Threepenny Review, The New Republic, Volt, and Zyzzyva, and she's written essays and reviews for The Believer, The Boston Review, and other venues. She’s the author of a forthcoming book of essays, Green Green Green from Nightboat Books (2020) and the co-editor, with Angela Hume of a collection of critical essays, Ecopoetics: Essays in the Field (University of Iowa North American Poetry Series). As a scholar, her work has been supported by fellowships from the Harvard University Center for the Environment, the American Antiquarian Society, and the Emily Dickinson International Society, and featured in collections on The New Melville Studies and The New Dickinson Studies, both out from Cambridge University Press in the spring of 2019. She teaches in the Language and Thinking Program at Bard College, and at the Harvard Extension School, where, with Elisa New, she is an instructor for a series of online courses covering 400 years of American poetry.

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.
http://michelledetorie.com/
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With generous support from the CalArts Alumnx Council Seed Grant.

Wednesday, April 17, 2019

Friday, April 19: Ally Harris, Lucy Blagg, Josh Fadem, Giulia Bencivenga







































The Poetic Research Bureau presents...

ALLY HARRIS
LUCY BLAGG
JOSH FADEM
& GIULIA BENCIVENGA

Friday, April 19 2019

Doors 7:30pm
Reading 8pm

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Ally Harris is the author of three chapbooks of poetry, Dispersal (The Song Cave, 2019), Her Twin Was After Me (Slim Princess Holdings) and floor baby (dancing girl press). She’s had poems published in The Volta, Sink Review, Denver Quarterly, BOAAT Press, Entropy Magazine, and Bennington Review and is the poetry editor of Submission Reading Series, based out of Portland, OR.

Lucy Blagg is a writer and artist from Los Angeles. With Lainey Racah, she started Los Angeles Archival Poetry Project (LAPP). Her chapbook, Semi Fleshy, was published by n0 eg0 p0ems in May 2016.

Josh Fadem is an actor and comedian from Tulsa, OK. He has lived and worked in Los Angeles for 19 years. He will be reading some short stories from his upcoming book of short stories and drawings.

Giulia Bencivenga is the author of the chapbook Spacing Out. Her latest books include Unreasonable Whole (Gauss PDF, 2019) and Maniac (Inpatient Press, 2019). She hosts a monthly reading series called Two Snake out of her home in East Hollywood.

Saturday, April 13, 2019

Sunday, April 14: Ben Fama, Rachel Rabbit White, Anton Ivanov & Ted Dodson

























Co-hosted by Sophia Le Fraga

Doors 7:30pm
Reading 8pm

Saturday, April 13: Francesca Capone, Elaine Kahn & Kristin George Bagdanov





















The Poetic Research Bureau presents...

FRANCESCA CAPONE
ELAINE KAHN
& KRISTIN GEORGE BAGDANOV\

Saturday, April 13 2019

Doors 7:30pm
Reading 8pm

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Francesca Capone is a visual artist, writer, and textile designer. She is currently represented by Nationale in Portland, OR. Her books Woven Places (Some Other Books, 2018), Text means Tissue (2017), and Weaving Language (2015, information as material 2018) focus on textile poetics. They are available for purchase via Printed Matter, and are available for viewing at the MoMA library. She has exhibited at Whitechapel Gallery in London, LUMA/Westbau in Switzerland, Textile Arts Center in NYC, and 99¢ Plus Gallery in Brooklyn. She has been an artist in residence at the Josef and Anni Albers Foundation and Andrea Zittel's A-Z West. More of her published work can be found at Gauss PDF, Tunica Magazine, and in The New Concrete from Hayward Press. Her academic work includes lectures and workshops at Brown University, Rhode Island School of Design, Reed College, University of Washington, and Alberta College of Art and Design, among others.

Elaine Kahn is the author of Women in Public (City Lights, 2015). Work has appeared in Frieze, Brooklyn Rail, Jubilat, Poetry Foundation, Art Papers, and elsewhere. She received an MFA from the Iowa Writers' Workshop, and teaches at Pomona College and the Poetry Field School. A new book, Romance or The End, is forthcoming from Soft Skull Press.

Kristin George Bagdanov earned her M.F.A. in poetry from Colorado State University and is currently a PhD candidate in English Literature at U.C. Davis. Her poems have recently appeared in Boston Review, Colorado Review, Denver Quarterly, Puerto Del Sol, and other journals. Her first full-length collection of poetry, Fossils in the Making, was published this spring by Black Ocean. Her chapbook Diurne, which won the 2019 Sunken Garden Poetry Prize, is forthcoming from Tupelo Press in summer 2019. She is the poetry editor of Ruminate Magazine. More at kristingeorgebagdanov.com or @KristinGeorgeB.

Thursday, April 11, 2019

Friday, April 12: Benjamin Lord Performance & Book Launch

























BENJAMIN LORD

"IS WESTERN CIVILIZATION 
DISINTEGRATING 
OR RECONSTITUTING?"

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Performance & Book Launch

Friday, April 12, 2019

Doors 7:30pm
Event 8pm

We celebrate the launch of Benjamin Lord’s new artist book Is Western Civilization Disintegrating or Reconstituting?. The book explores narratives of cultural formation, identity, and aesthetics through the writings of the anthropologist and psychoanalyst Alfred Kroeber. A performance by the artist will inaugurate the work.

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Benjamin Lord’s work spans the techniques of photography, video, drawing, and sculpture, with a particular regard for the relationship between photography and the poetics of fiction. In addition to his gallery practice, he regularly creates editions of artist books. His work is in the collections of The Metropolitan Museum of Art, The Walker Art Center, The Art Institute of Chicago, The Museum of Modern Art, the Getty Research Institute, and the Brooklyn Museum. He received a BA from the University of Chicago and an MFA from UCLA.

Wednesday, April 10, 2019

Thursday, April 11: RAD! Residencies with Gillian Osborne & Laura Vena



















Doors 7:30pm
Reading 8pm

Hosted by Harold Abramowitz and Andrea Quaid

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Gillian Osborne is a writer and educator based in Santa Barbara, California. Her poems have appeared in such publications as Boom!, The Threepenny Review, The New Republic, Volt, and Zyzzyva, and she's written essays and reviews for The Believer, The Boston Review, and other venues. She’s the author of a forthcoming book of essays, Green Green Green from Nightboat Books (2020) and the co-editor, with Angela Hume of a collection of critical essays, Ecopoetics: Essays in the Field (University of Iowa North American Poetry Series). As a scholar, her work has been supported by fellowships from the Harvard University Center for the Environment, the American Antiquarian Society, and the Emily Dickinson International Society, and featured in collections on The New Melville Studies and The New Dickinson Studies, both out from Cambridge University Press in the spring of 2019. She teaches in the Language and Thinking Program at Bard College, and at the Harvard Extension School, where, with Elisa New, she is an instructor for a series of online courses covering 400 years of American poetry.

Laura Vena is a writer, editor, translator, and animal activist whose work has appeared in Bombay Gin, Super Arrow, Tarpaulin Sky, In Posse Review, The Dirty Fabulous, Antennae and elsewhere. She is a Pushcart Prize nominee and winner of the 1913 Press First Book Prize by John Keene for her book, x/she: stardraped. Laura holds an MFA in Creative Writing and Critical Studies from CalArts and is interested in works of a fantastic nature and those that investigate the ethical and aesthetic considerations of representation. She is Co-Founder and Managing Editor of Two If By Sea Press, Fiction Editor at Entropy Magazine, and Founder of Blockhead Brigade, an organization that helps Pit Bull type dogs & their families in need.

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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. The events are in the spirit of a collaborative poetics involving the community that is emerging through the residency.

Part One: A reading and conversation and more, 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, or performance.

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 – Gillian Osborne: Lichen Writing, so in [?!***!?]

Part One – Thursday, April 11: Gillian Osborne & Laura Vena

Part Two – Thursday, April 25: Gillian Osborne & Michelle Detoire

Part Three – Friday, April 26: Gillian Osborne and lichen wildness tba!

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With generous support from the CalArts Alumnx Council Seed Grant.

Tuesday, April 9, 2019

Wednesday, April 10: Maya Weeks and Sophie Reiff



















The Poetic Research Bureau presents...

MAYA WEEKS
& SOPHIE REIFF

Hosted by Harold Abramowitz and Andrea Quaid

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Wednesday, April 10, 2019

Doors 7:30pm
Reading 8:00pm

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Maya Weeks is an artist, writer, and geographer from California working on oceans, waste, climate, and gender. Her first book, on cultural imaginaries of trash in the ocean examining marine debris as a form of capital accumulation and gendered violence, is forthcoming from Civil Coping Mechanisms in 2020. She holds her BA in Language Studies (Spanish) from the University of California in Santa Cruz and her MFA in Poetry from Mills College. She is currently working on her PhD in Geography at the University of California in Davis. Her dissertation uses artistic research to investigate marine debris as a byproduct of a white supremacist patriarchal economic system based on the production of fossil fuel-derived products that, upon entering the oceans, leach toxicants that disproportionately affect women.

Sophie Reiff is a writer, performer, and activist living in Los Angeles. She writes about ecology, humor, historiography, borderland politics, friendship, among other things. Her first book, entitled Pyramid Lake, is forthcoming from Black Rock Press (University of Nevada, Reno) in 2020. She is a 2019 Creative Nonfiction writer at Tent (Yiddish Book Center, Amherst), and a Jeremiah Fellow at Bend the Arc.

Thursday, April 4, 2019

Friday, April 5: Rocío Carlos - (the other house) book launch with Bridgette Bianca & T.K. Lê

























(the other house)
by Rocío Carlos
Book Launch
with
Bridgette Bianca & T.K. Lê

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Friday, April 5 2019
Doors 7:30pm
Reading 8pm

Hosted by Chiwan Choi

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(the other house) is a book-length poem of response; a map; a thread of hauntings, a reconstructed memory of loss and the body, language and desire.

Please join The Accomplices, Civil Coping Mechanisms, Writ Large Press and the Los Ángeles poetry community in welcoming Rocío Carlos’s newest work. This night will also feature the bold and necessary voices of Bridgette Bianca and T.K. Lê.

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Rocío Carlos
(she/they) attends from the land of the chaparral. Born and raised in Los Ángeles, she is widely acknowledged to have zero short term memory but knows the names of trees. She is the author of (the other house) (The Accomplices/ Civil Coping Mechanisms), Attendance (The Operating System) and A Universal History of Infamy: Those of This America (LACMA/Golden Spike Press). Her poems have appeared in Chaparral, Angel City Review, The Spiral Orb and Cultural Weekly. She was selected as a 2003 Pen Center “Emerging Voices” fellow. She collaborates as a partner at Wirecutter Collective and is a teacher of the language arts. Her favorite trees are the olmo (elm)and aliso (sycamore).

Bridgette Bianca is a poet and professor from South Central Los Angeles whose work as a writer and an educator seeks to serve the people and moments most forget or ignore. Bridgette Bianca is a graduate of Howard University and Otis College of Art & Design and has performed her poetry all around Southern California. She is one half of the literary curating team, Making Room for Black Women, with Sanura Williams of My Lit Box. Her first book of poetry will be released by Writ Large Press in 2020.

T.K. Lê is from Westminster, California. An alum of the VONA Voices summer writing workshop, she has shared her work on KPCC’s Take Two, as well as on stage for ALOUD and Tuesday Night Project. Her essay “Part of Memory is Forgetting” appears in the W. W. Norton anthology Inheriting the War. She is currently a PEN America Emerging Voices fellow.

Tuesday, April 2, 2019

Saturday, April 6: Jordan Davis & Justin Jamail


























The Poetic Research Bureau presents...

JORDAN DAVIS
& JUSTIN JAMAIL

Saturday, April 6 2019

Doors 7:30pm
Reading 8pm

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Jordan Davis’s most recent book is Shell Game (Edge, 2018). He is a former Poetry Editor of The Nation and his poems have appeared in The Awl, Poetry, American Poetry Review and The New Yorker. His essays have appeared in Boston Review, Slate, and the Times Literary Supplement. He lives and works in New York City.

Justin Jamail is the author of Exchangeable Bonds (2018, Hanging Loose Press) and has published poems and commentary in "many" journals and online publications. He is the General Counsel of The New York Botanical Garden. He studied poetry at Columbia University and the UMass Amherst MFA program. He grew up in Houston, TX, and now lives in Montclair, NJ, with his wife, son, daughter, dog and minivan.