Friday, March 13, 2020

Be Well, Friends & Family!

In consideration of the safety of our communities, and in deference to the LA Department of Public Health's recent guidance, the Poetic Research Bureau is suspending its public programming for the time being. We're watching current events closely, and hope to see you all again later this spring.

In the meantime, read some good books, stream some good films, play games with your pals, and make great stuff. We know you will.

Good health, and bon courage,

Monday, March 2, 2020

Sunday, March 8: Alan Bernheimer, Aaron Kunin & Martha Ronk

Alan Bernheimer’s latest collection is From Nature (Cuneiform Press, 2019). Recent work has appeared at Across the Margin and at SFMOMA’s Open Space and in The Equalizer, The Delineator, and Hambone. The Spoonlight Institute was published by Adventures in Poetry in 2009. Born and raised in Manhattan, he has lived in the Bay Area since the 1970s. He produces a portrait gallery of poets reading on flickr and edits Retroscope, a series of literary travel writing from yesteryear at Nowhere magazine. His translation of Philippe Soupault’s memoir, Lost Profiles: Memoirs of Cubism, Dada, and Surrealism, was published by City Lights in 2016. More information is at The Electronic Poetry Center.

Aaron Kunin is the author of seven books of poetry and prose, including Love Three (Wave Books, 2019), Character as Form (Bloomsbury, 2019) and the collection of poems Cold Genius (Fence, 2014). He lives in California where he works as a literature professor at Pomona College.

Martha Ronk is the author of several collections of poetry, including Silences* (Omnidawn, 2019); Ocular Proof (Omnidawn, 2016); Transfer of Qualities (Omnidawn, 2013); Partially Kept (Nightboat, 2012); Vertigo (Coffee House Press, 2007), which was selected by C. D. Wright as a part of the National Poetry Series; and Desire in LA (University of Georgia Press, 1990). In addition to poetry, she has written a collection of short stories, Glass Grapes: And Other Stories (BOA Editions, 2008); and an ironic memoir, Displeasures of the Table (Green Integer, 2001).

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Sunday afternoon, March 8
Doors open: 1pm
Readings start: 1:30pm

951 Chung King Rd
Chinatown, Los Angeles

Free, open to all. 

Sunday, March 1, 2020

Saturday night reading postponed

Our Saturday night reading with Tessa Micaela and Thabile Makue has been canceled due to recent changes in travel schedules. However, Thabile will read with us in a few weeks, on March 20, along with Darcie Dennigan.

Sunday afternoon, we welcome Alan Bernheimer, whose latest book From Nature is just out from Cuneiform Press. Alan will be joined by Martha Ronk and Aaron Kunin.

Friday, February 28, 2020

Saturday, February 28: Cardboard House Bilingual Poetry Series

Doors 7:30pm
Reading 8pm


The Poetic Research Bureau and Cardboard House Press presents:

Maricela Guerrero
David Shook
Stalina Villarreal
Cristián Gómez Olivares
Ilana Dann Luna

(Desplazarse hacia abajo para leer las bios en español)

Maricela Guerrero Reyes (Ciudad de México) composes poems and other written materials while she works at a bureaucratic institution. She has published some books of poetry, including De lo perdido, lo hallado (CONACULTA-FONCA, 2015), Análisis del desgaste (Frac de Medusas, Madrid, 2016), and the digital edition of Fricciones (Centro de Cultura Digital, 2016) With her latest book, El sueño de toda célula (Antílope, 2018), she earned the Clemencia Isaura prize. In translation, she has published Kilimanjaro, translated into the English by Stalina Villarreal (Cardboard House Press, 2018) and Fricciones/Reibungen, translated into the German by Johanna Schwering (Hochroth, 2019). In collaboration with Paula Abramo and Xitlalitl Rodríguez, she created Ropa Sucia, in which they expose the various problems that make the work of women writers invisible. Guerrero Reyes currently lives in Mexico City.

David Shook is a poet, translator, and editor whose work has spanned a wide range of languages and regions, with an emphasis on underrepresented voices. As founder of Phoneme, Shook has edited award-winning books translated from twenty-six languages, including the first ever book-length translations from Lingala and Uyghur. Their most recent translations include Jorge Eduardo
Eielson’s Room in Rome, presently a finalist for the PEN Award for Poetry in Translation, and a selection of contemporary poetry from Rojava. Shook is currently at work on their next collection of poems, Atlas estelar.

Cristián Gómez Olivares (Santiago, Chile). A poet and translator, his most recent poetry books are El hombre de acero (2020, Liliputienses), El libro rojo (2019, Mantrax) and  La nieve es nuestra (2015, Luces de Gálibo); he translated Cosmopolitan and Model City, by Donna Stonecipher, and translated and edited Feliz Año Nuevo, a compilation of Monica de La Torre's poetry. Together with Monica de La Torre, he edited Malditos latinos, malditos sudacas: Poesía hispanoamericana in USA (2009, El Billar de Lucrecia), a compilation Latinx/Latin American poets. He was a writer in residence at the IWP, at The University of Iowa and at The Banff Center for the Arts in Alberta, Canada. He is Associate Editor of Cardboard House Press and teaches Latin American Poetry at Case Western Reserve University.

Stalina Emmanuelle Villarreal (Merida, Mexico) lives as a rhyming-slogan creative activist. She is a Mexican poet who identifies as Chicana. She is a student in the Creative Writing Program at University of Houston. Her poetry has been published in the Rio Grande Review, Texas Review, Spoon River Poetry Review, and The Acentos Review. She is a coauthor of an article in the book Chicana Movidas. She has translated Luis Alberto Arellano, Ilán Stavans, Minerva Reynosa, Maricela Guerrero, and Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz into English. She lives in pochismos.

Ilana Luna (Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania, EEUU) is Associate professor of Latin American Studies and Spanish at Arizona State University. She is a writer and translator of poetry and prose. You can find some of her recent creative work in Jacket2, Hostos Review, Askew, Four Chambers Press, Oomph!, Barzakh, Vice Versa, Contrapuntos, and Hektoen International. She has translated books of poetry that include Juan José Rodinás’s Koan: Underwater (Cardboard House Press, 2018), Judith Santopietro’s Tiawanaku: Poems from the Madre Coqa (Orca Libros, 2019), and Giancarlo Huapaya’s Sub Verse Workshop (Lavender Ink/ Diálogos, 2020). She is author of Adapting Gender: Mexican Feminisms from Literature to Film (SUNY Press, 2018) that considers the subversive potential of film adaptation of literary texts that intersect with feminist discourses in a neoliberal Mexico, and Director of Programming for Femme Revolution Film Fest, in Mexico City.


Maricela Guerrero Reyes (Ciudad de México) crea poemas y otros materiales escritos mientras trabaja en una institución burocrática. Ha publicado algunos libros de poesía, entre ellos se encuentran De lo perdido, lo hallado (CONACULTA-FONCA, 2015), Análisis del desgaste (Frac de Medusas, Madrid, 2016) y la edición digital de Fricciones (Centro de Cultura Digital, 2016) Con su último libro, El sueño de toda célula (Antílope, 2018), obtuvo el premio Clemencia Isaura. En traducción ha publicado Kilimanjaro, traducido al inglés por Stalina Villarreal (Cardboard House Press, 2018) y Fricciones/Reibungen, traducido al alemán por Johanna Schwering (Hochroth, 2019). En colaboración con Paula Abramo y Xitlalitl Rodríguez creó el proyecto Ropa Sucia, en la que exponen los diversos problemas que hacen que el trabajo de las escritoras sea invisible. Guerrero Reyes actualmente vive en la Ciudad de México.

David Shook es poeta, traductor y editor que divide su tiempo entre el norte de California y el norte de Irak. Ha traducido a más de quince libros del español, incluyendo obras de Mario Bellatin, Tedi López Mills, Jorge Eduardo Eielson y Pablo Jofré. Desde que fundó a la editorial Phoneme Media ha publicado traducciones de 26 idiomas al inglés, incluyendo las primeras ediciones de idiomas como uighur y lingala. Actualmente termina de escribir su segundo poemario, Atlas estelar.

Cristián Gómez O. (Santiago de Chile). Poeta y traductor, ha publicado -entre otros títulos- Alfabeto para nadie (2008), La casa de Trotsky (2011), La nieve es nuestra (2012, 2015) y El libro rojo (2019). Junto a Mónica de La Torre, publicó la antología Malditos latinos, malditos sudacas. Poesía hispanoamericana made in USA. (2009). Ha traducido los libros Cosmopolita (2014) y Ciudad modelo (2018), de Donna Stonecipher, y la plaquette Yo solía decir su nombre (2020), de Carl Phillips. También publicó La poesía al poder. De Casa de Las Américas a Mcnally Jackson, donde reúne sus ensayos en torno a la poesía hispanoamericana contemporánea.

Stalina Emmanuelle Villarreal (Mérida, México) vive como activista creativa del slogan rítmico. Es una poeta mexicana de identidad chicana. Estudia en el programa de escritura de la Universidad de Houston. Su poesía se ha publicado en Rio Grande Review, Texas Review, Spoon River Poetry Review y The Acentos Review. Es coautora de un artículo en el libro Chicana Movidas. Ha traducido a Luis Alberto Arellano, Ilán Stavans, Minerva Reynosa, Maricela Guerrero y Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz al inglés. Vive en pochismos.

Ilana Luna (Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania, EEUU) es profesora asociada y coordinadora del programa de Estudios latinoamericanos en Arizona State University (ASU) donde imparte clases de literatura, cine y estudios culturales. Es autora del libro Adapting Gender: Mexican Feminisms from Literature to Film (SUNY Press, 2018). Es traductora de poesía y prosa, incluyendo la obra de Ignacio Ruíz Pérez (Chiapas, México), Paul Guillén (Ica, Perú), Mauricio Espinoza (San José, Costa Rica) Gaelle Le Calvez (México) Jesús Ramírez Bermúdez (México) y Carlos Monsiváis (México). Ha traducido los libros de poesía Koan Underwater del ecuatoriano Juan José Rodinás (Cardboard House Press, 2018), Tiawanaku: Poems from  the Mother Coqa (Orca Libros, 2019) de la mexicana Judith Santopietro y Sub Verse Workshop del peruano Giancarlo Huapaya (Diálogos/ Lavender Ink, en imprenta). Actualmente sirve en la mesa directiva de Cardboard House Press, una casa editorial cuya labor es la difusión de poesía latinoamericana en traducción y es la directora de programación del festival internacional Femme Revolution Film Fest (FRFF), en la Ciudad de México.

Tuesday, February 25, 2020

Friday, Feb 28: A Night with Filmmaker Ryan Darbonne

On Friday February 28th, 951 Chung King Road once again opens its doors and lends its venue to a screening series programmed by writer/filmmaker Nick Toti. This installment will feature the work of comedy maverick Ryan Darbonne, a Texas native who has spent the past decade dissecting the absurdities of alienation through sketch comedy, music, theater, and his recent short film I AM TX.

This screening will feature a selection of work from Hello Optimism (Darbonne's outré and seriously underrated sketch comedy group), music videos he has directed and/or performed in, and the film I AM TX.

Date: Friday, February 28th, 2020
Time: doors open at 7:30pm; screening begins at 8:00pm
Location: Poetic Research Bureau - 951 Chung King Rd, Los Angeles, CA 90012
Cost: Free

Saturday, February 22, 2020

Saturday, Feb 22: Steve Benson, Michael Smoler, Alexis Krasilovsky

Steve Benson lived in Southern California from 1971 to 1976. He’s lived in Surry, Maine, since 1996. He collaborated with Suzanne Stein in 36 improvised public on-line chat messaging performances now collected in Do Your Own Damn Laundry (Gauss.pdf, 2019). Benson co-authored the Grand Piano series of autobiographical essays (Mode A, 2006-10) with nine old friends. What This Is, three new long poems, is forthcoming from Chax Press.

Alexis Krasilovsky is the author of the book Great Adaptations: Screenwriting and Global Storytelling (Routledge: NY/London, October 2017) and a novel entitled Sex and the Cyborg Goddess (under the pseudonym Alexis Rafael), which tackles sexual liberation and sexual assault on a college campus, and sexual harassment in the film industry.

Michael Smoler lives in Los Angeles. He is the author of five small-press poetry chapbooks, including most recently, Pieces of Water, from Insert Blanc Press. He studied Writing and Poetics at the Jack Kerouac School of Disembodied Poetics, Naropa University in Boulder, Colorado.

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Saturday, February 22, 2020
951 Chung King Road
Chintaown, LA

Doors 7:30pm
Reading 8pm

Friday, February 21, 2020

Friday, February 21: JoAnna Novak, Emily Brandt, Sophia Le Fraga, Joshua Escobar

The Poetic Research Bureau presents...


Friday, February 21, 2020

Doors 7:30pm
Reading 8pm


JoAnna Novak is the author of the novel I Must Have You and two books of poetry: Noirmania and Abeyance, North America. Her essay “My $1000 Anxiety Attack” was anthologized in About Us: Essays from the Disability Series of The New York Times. Her work has appeared or is forthcoming in The Paris Review, The New York Times, the Washington Post, The Atlantic, Fence, Guernica, AGNI, BOMB, and other publications. She is a co-founder of the literary journal and chapbook publisher, Tammy, and teaches in the MFA program at Mount Saint Mary's University in Los Angeles.

Emily Brandt is the author of the poetry collection Falsehood, as well as three chapbooks. She's a co-founding editor of No, Dear, curator of the LINEAGE reading series at Wendy’s Subway, and an Instructional Coach at a NYC public school. She’s of Sicilian, Polish & Ukranian descent, and lives in Brooklyn.

Sophia Le Fraga is the author of literallydead, founding editor of the Instagram zine, No Issue (@no___ish), and host of Having a Smoke With You. She lives and works in LA.

Joshua Escobar (DJ Ashtrae) is the author of the chapbooks Caljforkya Voltage, and xxox fm. He publishes the all-ages zine Orange Mercury, and the student publication Open Fruit. Bareback Nightfall, his first book, will be published in the Akrilica Series in 2020. He is a CantoMundo fellow, and Assistant Professor of English Composition and Literature at Santa Barbara City College.

Wednesday, February 19, 2020

Thursday, February 19: Lucy Blagg & Lizzy Crawford

The Poetic Research Bureau presents...

Hosted by Harold Abramowitz and Andrea Quaid

Thursday, February 20

Doors 7:30pm
Reading 8pm


Lucy Blagg is a poet from Los Angeles, California. You can find some of her recent poems in the online journal rivulet. With Lainey Racah, she is the founder of LAPP, a small press that publishes LA-based poets and writers.

Elizabeth Crawford is an educator and high school librarian with a Masters of Arts in Teaching English from Bard College. Her writing has appeared in Bomb's online magazine, Stonecutter Journal, Entropy Mag, Elderly, and Big Big Wednesday.

Tuesday, February 11, 2020

The Poetic Research Bureau at FRIEZE Los Angeles

For Frieze Los Angeles, the Bureau will convene a pop-up bookshop and host a series of poetry readings on the stoops of the buildings on the Paramount Studios backlot.


Friday, February 13, 1pm: PRB co-director Andrew Maxwell will be a guest on TELETHON ForYourArt hosted by Tierney Finster

Saturday, February 15, 4pm: Alli Warren reads
Saturday, February 15, 5pm: Divya Victor reads

Sunday, February 16, 12pm: Prageeta Sharma reads
Sunday, February 16, 1pm: Jibade-Khalil Huffman reads


This is a ticketed event! Tickets are available here:


More information here:

Frieze Los Angeles, Paramount Backlot
5555 Melrose Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90038

Wednesday, February 5, 2020

Friday, February 7: Love Talk with Jonah Henry, Semilore Ola, Christina Miles & Virginia Villalta


A Mirror Talk Event

Jonah Henry
Semilore Ola
Christina Miles
Virginia Villalta


Friday, February 7 2020

Doors 7:30pm

Thursday, January 30, 2020

Saturday, February 1: James Sherry, Bruna Mori & Ross Goodwin

The Poetic Research Bureau presents....


Celebrating the release of Bruna Mori and Ross Goodwin's new books POETRY FOR CORPORATIONS and 1 THE ROAD.


Saturday, February 1 2020

Doors 7:30pm
Reading 8pm


* NOTE: Celebrations for Chinese New Year, the year of the rat, will be taking place in Chinatown. Parking will be at a premium, so consider taking a cab, ride share, or Metro (the Gold Line stops in Chinatown a few blocks from the Bureau).


James Sherry is the author of 13 books of poetry and prose, most recently The Oligarch (London: Palgrave MacMillan, 2017) and the poetry book Entangled Bank (Victoria, TX: Chax Press, 2016). Since 1976, he has edited Roof Books and Roof Magazine, publishing more than 150 titles of seminal works of language writing, flarf, conceptual poetry, new narrative, and environmental poetry. He started The Segue Foundation, Inc. in 1977, producing over 10,000 events of poetry and other arts in New York City. Tonight, he’ll read from his new manuscript, Selfie: Ecology & Individuals, forthcoming from Palgrave this year.

Bruna Mori is a writer and educator preoccupied with spatial discourses. Her drifts of cities and suburbs are Dérive (Meritage Press) and Beige (Upset Press). Her most recent drift of the commodity, Poetry for Corporations (Insert Blanc Press), reclaims her ghostwritten copy or "maximum normcore stock culture 4 your office's best waiting areas.” A graduate of UCSD and Bard College, she presently lives in San Diego where she teaches at UCSD and Woodbury School of Architecture, and writes mainly for arts institutions and nonprofits.

"Not a poet. Artist, creative technologist, hacker, gonzo data scientist, writer of writers. Former Obama administration ghostwriter. Employs machine learning, natural language processing, other computational tools to realize new forms & interfaces for written language." A graduate of MIT and NYU, Ross Goodwin uses sensors to generate poetry, screenplays, and literary travel fiction, including the generative poem "Please Feed the Lions," a collaboration with Es Devlin and Google Arts and Culture projected in Trafalgar Square; "Sunspring," a Sci-Fi short film with Thomas Middleditch, and 1 the Road (Jean Boîte Éditions), the first experimental roadtrip novel written by an AI.

Tuesday, January 28, 2020

January 31: Kate Ingold, Fred Schmalz, Chad Sweeney

Kate Ingold is a visual artist and poet working in a variety of media, from textiles made from recycled and new materials to stitched and etched drawings on digital photographs, sculptural, video and performative installation, and image/text collage. In her work, she examines issues of disturbance, reparation and collapse, and the nostalgia and regret that can accompany loss. Her chapbook, Dream of Water, was chosen by Harryette Mullen for the Poetry Society of America’s National Chapbook Fellowship and was published in 2008. Kate lives in Los Angeles and has exhibited her work nationally. (

Fred Schmalz is an artist and poet. His first full-length collection, Action in the Orchards (from Nightboat Books in 2019), responds to encounters with dance, music, and visual art. His writing has appeared or is forthcoming in Poetry, Conduit, A Public Space, and Oversound. He makes art with Susy Bielak in the collective Balas & Wax. ( and

Chad Sweeney has published six books of poetry, including Little Million Doors (Nightboat Books, winner of the Nigthboat Books Prize), Parable of Hide and Seek (Alice James) and Wolf’s Milk (bilingual Spanish/English, Forklift Books)—as well as two books of translation, most recently Pablo Neruda’s final book, The Call to Destroy Nixon and to Advance the Chilean Revolution (Marick, 2019). Chad is an associate professor of English/Creative Writing at California State University San Bernardino and lives in Redlands with his partner, Jennifer K. Sweeney and their two little boys.

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Friday, January 31, 2020
951 Chung King Rd

Doors 7:30pm
Reading 8pm

Monday, January 20, 2020

@SEA #20: DOMINION (w/ Anthony McCann, Juan Pablo Gonzalez, Mina Kim Fitzpatrick, Roy Scranton)

@SEA returns in 2020 with its 20th episode of film, talks, reading and performance. A live magazine and unfolding act of letting the mind wander on a theme, the keyword for this installment is dominion – exploring themes of territory and control, sovereignty and occupation, with special attention to the desert, land use and rural spaces. Participants include Mina Kim Fitzpatrick, Juan Pablo González, Anthony McCann and Roy Scranton.

Sunday, Jan 26. Doors open at 12:30pm, with screenings and readings from 1-3pm.



Mina Kim Fitzpatrick is a documentary director, editor and cinematographer. Her directorial work has screened internationally at San Sebastian Film Festival, Chicago International Film Festival and Maryland Film Festival, and garnered awards such as the Loni Ding Social Justice Award at CAAMFest and Best Documentary Short at Winchester Film Festival. She has participated in the Sundance Edit and Story Lab as a contributing editor, and her cinematography work was recognized by the American Society of Cinematographers as a finalist for the Haskell Wexler Documentary Award in 2016. She is a graduate of Kartemquin’s Diverse Voices in Documentary Fellowship and served as a Fulbright Scholar from 2011-2013 in South Korea. She is currently a Special Faculty member in the Program of Film and Video at the California Institute of the Arts, teaching cinematography and documentary production.


Named one of the Filmmaker Magazine’s “25 New Faces of Independent Film” for 2015, Juan Pablo González is a Mexican filmmaker whose work has screened at Cannes, Rotterdam, IDFA, the Lincoln Center of New York, the Mexico City Cinematheque, Habana, Ambulante, among others. He’s received support from the Mexican National Fund for Culture and Arts, the Sundance Institute, the Venice Biennale and the Austin Film Society. He currently teaches in the Film Directing Program at the California Institute of the Arts. Juan Pablo's practice spans between fiction and non-fiction cinema. His work is primarily set in Atotonilco el Alto, the town where he grew up in rural Mexico. Juan Pablo is concerned with representations of the rural, drug violence, immigration and the intersection between urban and country life in different communities around the Jalisco Highlands. His work reflects deeply on the mutability of memory and its trace across the spaces we inhabit.


Anthony McCann was born and raised in the Hudson Valley, and now lives in the Mojave Desert. He is the author of Shadowlands, a work of non-fiction about the armed occupation of the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge in 2016, and four volumes of poetry, including Thing Music and I Heart Your Fate. He is on the faculty of the School of Critical Studies and the Creative Writing MFA at the California Institute of the Arts.


Roy Scranton is the author of I ♥ Oklahoma! (Soho Press, 2019), Total Mobilization: World War II and American Literature (University of Chicago Press, 2019), We’re Doomed. Now What? (Soho Press, 2018), War Porn (Soho Press, 2016), and Learning to Die in the Anthropocene: Reflections on the End of a Civilization (City Lights, 2015). He has written for the New York Times, Rolling Stone, The Nation, the New Republic, The Baffler, Yale Review, Boston Review, and elsewhere, and he co-edited What Future: The Year’s Best Ideas to Reclaim, Reanimate & Reinvent Our Future (Unnamed Press, 2017) and Fire and Forget: Short Stories from the Long War (Da Capo, 2013). 

Sunday, January 19, 2020

Saturday, January 25: Suzanne Stein & Claudia La Rocco

Suzanne Stein’s poetry publications and performance documents include New Sutras (just released from Dogpark Collective), The Kim Game, TOUT VA BIEN, and Passenger Ship. With the poet Steve Benson, she is the author of DO YOUR OWN DAMN LAUNDRY, which documents the 36 improvisational dialogues they performed together between 2011 and 2012. Suzanne was the founding editor, and for eight years editor-in-chief, of Open Space, SFMOMA’s art and language platform and publication. After thirty years’ living and working in the Bay Area, she resides now in San Diego, California.

Claudia La Rocco’s work explores hybridity and improvisation, moving between criticism, poetry, fiction, and performance. Her books include the selected writings The Best Most Useless Dress (Badlands Unlimited), the chapbook I am trying to do the assignment ([2nd Floor Projects]) and the sf novel petit cadeau (published by the Chocolate Factory Theater in performance, print, and digital editions). With musician/composer Phillip Greenlief she is animals & giraffes, an experiment in interdisciplinary improvisation. She has been a columnist for Artforum, a cultural critic for WNYC New York Public Radio, and from 2001-2015 was a critic and reporter for The New York Times. La Rocco is Editorial Director of SFMOMA’s Open Space platform.

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Saturday, January 25 2020
951 Chung King Road

Doors 7:30pm
Reading 8pm

Always free. 

Sunday, January 12, 2020

Saturday, January 18: Nik De Dominic & MC Hyland

Nik De Dominic is the author of the full length collection of poems Goodbye Wolf (The Operating System '20) and the chapbook Your Daily Horoscope (New Michigan Press '15). An essayist and poet, he has had work appear in Guernica, Verse Daily, Los Angeles Review, Diagram, and elsewhere. He is an Assistant Professor in the Writing Program at the University of Southern California, where he also co-directs the university's Prison Education Project. De Dominic is the Poetry Editor of New Orleans Review and lives in Los Angeles.

MC Hyland is the author of two full-length books of poems: THE END (Sidebrow 2019) and Neveragainland (Lowbrow Press 2010). She has also published a dozen poetry chapbooks/artist books, most recently Plane Fly At Night from above/ground press and the self-published Five Essays on the Lyric/The Laundry Poem with Anna Gurton-Wachter. She is the founding editor of DoubleCross Press, a poetry micropress, and recently finished a PhD in English at NYU. From her research, she produces scholarly and poetic texts, artists’ books, essays, and public art projects. She lives in Brooklyn.

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 Saturday, January 18 2020

Doors 7:30pm
Reading 8pm

951 Chungking Rd
Chinatown LA 

Wednesday, January 8, 2020

Saturday, January 11: Matthew Klane & Mal Young

The PRB is bringing poetry back in 2020 with the first reading of the year: 

Matthew Klane and Mal Young!

Saturday, January 11 2020

Doors 7:30pm
Reading 8pm


Matthew Klane is co-editor at Flim Forum Press. His books include Canyons (w/ James Belflower, Flim Forum, 2016), Che (Stockport Flats, 2013), and B (Stockport Flats, 2008). An e-chapbook from Of the Day is online at Delete Press and an e-book My is online at Fence Digital. Recent work is online or forthcoming at Barzakh, Homonym, Pulpmouth, and The Spectacle. He currently lives and writes in Albany, NY, where he curates the The REV Poetry Series and teaches at Russell Sage College. See:

Mal Young is a poet based out of Los Angeles. She currently works as a layout editor for Los Angeles Magazine and co-edits Dirt Child, a print and digital multidisciplinary journal, alongside writing partner Gin Hart. Her work has appeared in Hobart, Occulum, and West Wind Review, and is forthcoming in Elderly and Bomb Magazine.