Thursday, August 6, 2009

Joseph Thomas Reading in LA! Worth the Road Trip to LALALandia!

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On Thursday, August 13th, Joseph Thomas will be reading at the Poetic Research Bureau, in Los Angeles. He will read from Measured and Contemporary Poetry, his two latest manuscripts of conceptual writing/poetry. The reading begins at 8:00PM. Doors open at 7:30.

The Poetic Research Bureau
3702 San Fernando Blvd
Glendale, CA 91206


The Poetic Research Bureau is a storefront library and adjoining pocket theater situated at 3702 San Fernando in Northeast Los Angeles. As a non-profit organization, it serves as an irregular literary umbrella for projects such as Ara Shirinyan's house of concept & constraint, Make Now Press; occasional poetry journal The Germ ('97-'04), edited by Andrew Maxwell and Macgregor Card; and art-lit mag Area Sneaks, edited by Rita Gonzalez and Joseph Mosconi.

As a literary service, the PRB attempts to cultivate composition, publication and distribution strategies that enlarge the public domain. It favors appropriations, impersonations, 'compost' poetries, belated conversations, unprintable jokes and doodles, 'unoriginal' literature, historical thefts and pastiche. The publication emphasis is on ephemeral works, short-run magazines and folios, short-lived reprints and excerpts in print-on-demand formats, and the occasional literary fetish objects of stupidly incomparable price and value.

The Bureau also hosts a reading series that invites writers whose work lacks the 'commercial tendency' while harboring the bright, high-minded intentions that often lead to broad panic, righteous perversions, improbable arguments, and the ill-served cul-de-sacs of genius. The series is programmed by the aforementioned Messrs Maxwell, Mosconi and Shirinyan.

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