Friday, October 18, 2019

Saturday, October 19: Grady, Joseph, Thomas, Villarán & Wagner
















Hosted by Harold Abramowitz and Andrea Quaid

Saturday, October 19

Doors 7:30pm
Reading 8pm

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Kendall Grady's poems have appeared in Dusie, The Atlas Review, and Roomba, a chapbook from The Museum of Expensive Things. They are interested in something like loving the social body.

Jared Joseph is boring.

Cathy Thomas (she/her) received her PhD at UC Santa Cruz in Literature with a designated emphasis in Creative Critical writing. She is now a UC President’s Postdoctoral Fellow working with Nalo Hopkinson to figure out simple ways to “semantically-neurochemically induce” Afrofutures into our “higher-level living autopoietic system.”© Her interests lie in the Caribbean diaspora, carnival culture and practices, decolonial feminist thought, and discovering modes of play and resistance in comic books, cosplay, and pop culture. When she is not writing, or cos-playing, or wining up at carnival, she procrasti-makes short films, linocuts, things that satisfy her love of chemistry, and things that evoke memories of the South Bronx like tiny gardens and Guyanese dishes she loved as a child.
© Sylvia Wynter in Sylvia Wynter:On Being Human as Praxis. Ed Katherine McKittrick (Duke Press, 2015)

Jose Antonio Villarán is the author of two books of poetry: la distancia es siempre la misma (Matalamanga, 2006) & el cerrajero (Album del Universo Bakterial, 2012); one book of translation, Album of Fences, by Omar Pimienta (Cardboard House Press, 2018); and creator of the AMLT project (http://amlt-elcomienzo.blogspot.pe), an exploration of hypertext literature and collective authorship, which was sponsored by Puma from 2011-2014. His third book, titled open pit, is forthcoming from AUB in 2019. He holds an MFA in Writing from the University of California - San Diego, and is currently a PhD Candidate in Literature at the University of California - Santa Cruz.

Kirstin Wagner is a writer, teacher, and PhD candidate in the UCSC Literature Department. Her research concerns inherited trauma in families organizing around domestic violence. Her creative work is published/forthcoming in Genealogy, Bombay Gin Literary Journal, Gesture Literary Journal, and Something on Paper. She has taught creative writing at Naropa University, Indiana University, UC-Santa Cruz, and in the Boulder public school system. You can find her hiding fairies in the redwoods, writing at the beach at 3am, or eating pizza anywhere, anytime.

Wednesday, October 16, 2019

Friday, October 18: Daniel Poppick & Feliz Lucia Molina
















The Poetic Research Bureau presents...

DANIEL POPPICK
& FELIZ LUCIA MOLINA

Friday, October 18 2019

Doors 7:30pm
Reading 8pm

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Daniel Poppick is the author Fear of Description (Penguin, 2019), a winner of the National Poetry Series, and The Police (Omnidawn, 2017). He lives in Brooklyn, where he works as a copywriter and co-edits the Catenary Press.

Feliz Lucia Molina was born and raised in the San Fernando Valley. Her books include Undercastle (Magic Helicopter Press), The Wes Letters (Outpost19), Roulette forthcoming from Make Now Books, and Thundercastle is forthcoming. She can be found at felizluciamolina.com

Friday, October 11, 2019

Saturday, October 12: Angélica Freitas & Hilary Kaplan
















The Poetic Research Bureau presents...

Angélica Freitas 
& Hilary Kaplan 

Hosted by Harold Abramowitz and Andrea Quaid

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Saturday, October 12

Doors 7:30pm
Reading 8pm

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Angélica Freitas is the author of two books of poetry, Rilkeshake (Rilke Shake) and Um útero é do tamanho de um punho (The uterus is the size of a fist), chosen best book of poetry in 2012 by the Associação Paulista de Críticos de Arte. Her graphic novel, Guadalupe, was illustrated by Odyr Bernardi. She has also collaborated with artist Nuno Ramos and musicians Juliana Perdigão and Vitor Ramil. Freitas's poems have been published in Poetry and other magazines internationally. She lives in São Paulo, Brazil.

Hilary Kaplan is the translator of Rilke Shake by Angélica Freitas, which won the National Translation Award and the Best Translated Book Award in 2016. Her most recent translations are Marília Garcia's The Territory Is Not the Map, and 46750, a collaboration between photographer João Pina and poet Viviane Salles. Ms. Kaplan has contributed to Granta, Modern Poetry in Translation, and BBC Radio 4. Her other translations include Paloma Vidal's short story collection, Ghosts, and poems by Ricardo Domeneck and Claudia Roquette-Pinto.

Wednesday, October 9, 2019

Friday, October 11: Robert Fitterman & Kim Calder





















The Poetic Research Bureau presents...

ROBERT FITTERMAN
& KIM CALDER

Friday, October 11, 2019

Doors 7:30pm
Reading 8pm

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Robert Fitterman is the author of 15 books of poetry including Rob’s Word Shop (Ugly Duckling Presse, 2019), Dave (Counterpath, forthcoming Spring 2020),This Window Makes Me Feel (Ugly Duckling Presse, 2018), Nevermind (Wonder Books, 2016), and No Wait, Yep. Definitely Still Hate Myself (Ugly Duckling Presse, 2014). He has collaborated with several visual artists, including: Serkan Ozkaya, Sabine Herrmann, Nayland Blake, Natalie Czech, Donald Owen Colley, and Klaus Killisch. He is the founding member of the artists and poets collective, Collective Task. He teaches writing and poetry at New York University and at the Bard College, Milton Avery School of Graduate Studies. A lot of his writing is here: www.robertfitterman.com

Kim Calder is a doctoral student in English 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 investigates how indigeneity circulates in contemporary American literature.

Thursday, October 3, 2019

Saturday, October 5: Johanna Drucker & Anna Wolfe-Pauly











The Poetic Research Bureau presents...

JOHANNA DRUCKER
& ANNA WOLFE-PAULY

Saturday, October 5, 2019

Doors 7:30pm
Reading 8pm

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Johanna Drucker is an artist and writer who is internationally known for her work in artists’ books, the history of graphic design, typography, experimental poetry, fine art, and digital humanities. Her work is represented in special collections in museums and libraries in the North American and Europe. Her recent titles include Downdrift: An EcoFiction and The General Theory of Social Relavity, both published in 2018. She is the Breslauer Professor of Bibliographical Studies in the Department of Information Studies at UCLA.

Anna Wolfe-Pauly is an American artist and writer who develops tools to improve communication with remote space. She has shared her work in the USA, UK, Spain, and Canada. Her first book Let's Be Frank was released through Publication Studio earlier this year.