Tuesday, September 10, 2019

Saturday, Sept 21: Jorge Ortega with Anthony Seidman & Johnny Payne

The Poetic Research Bureau presents a bilingual reading with Mexican poet Jorge Ortega and translators Anthony Seidman and Johnny Payne.

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Jorge Ortega is a Mexican poet and essayist born in Mexicali, Baja California. His books include Ajedrez de polvo, Estado del tiempo, Guía de forasteros, and Bedouins. His poems, book reviews and articles have appeared in Letras Libres, Nexos, Quimera, Revista de Occidente and Periódico de Poesía. Currently a research teacher at the College of Social Sciences and Humanities at CETYS University in Baja California.

Anthony Seidman
is a poet-translator from Los Angeles. His translations include Smooth-Talking Dog: Poems by Roberto Castillo Udiarte (Phoneme Media), For Love of the Dollar (Unnamed Press) by J.M. Servín, Luna Park (Cardboard House Press) by Luis Cardoza y Aragón, and A Stab in the Dark by Facundo Bernal (LARB Classics). His latest collection of poetry is A Sleepless Man Sits Up In Bed (Eyewear Publishing).

Johnny Payne
is the author of the novels The Hard Side of the River, La muerte de Papi, Bedfellows, Silver Dagger, and Kilcairn. His books of poetry are Vassal and Heaven of Ashes. His most recent plays are Los Feliz and Cannibals. He directs the MFA in Creative Writing at Mount Saint Mary's University, Los Angeles.

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Saturday, September 21 2019

Doors 7:30pm
Reading 8pm

951 Chung King Road
Chinatown, Los Angeles

Tuesday, September 3, 2019

Saturday, September 7: Sophia Dahlin, Turner Capehart Canty & Joseph Mosconi

The Poetic Research Bureau begins its fall season with


Saturday, September 7

Doors 7:30pm
Reading 8pm


Sophia Dahlin is in Oakland, California. She holds poetry workshops at E.M. Wolfman Books, in a library basement, and sometimes in the bike room of her cooperative house. Her work has appeared in BOMB, Elderly, The Recluse, and the Poetry Foundation's PoetryNow series. With Jacob Kahn, she edits the chapbook press Eyelet.

Turner Capehart Canty is a poet living in Oakland, CA. His chapbooks include Foundation (LMNOP) and the forthcoming I Want to Miss Them (Eyelet). Other writings can be found in Fence, Coldfront Magazine, and in the recent publication Libertines in the Ante-room of Love (Jet-Tone Press). You can find Turner's music at turnercapehart.bandcamp.com.

Joseph Mosconi is a writer and taxonomist based in Los Angeles. He co-directs the Poetic Research Bureau and is the author of several books, including Ashenfolk (Make Now Books, 2019), Fright Catalog (Insert Blanc Press, 2013), Demon Miso/Fashion In Child (Make Now Books, 2014), Renaissance Realism (Gauss PDF, 2016), and, with Pauline Beaudemont, an artist book called This Arrogant Envelope (FCAC Geneva, 2017).