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