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.