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.

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