The Book of Feral Flora Launch Party and Plant Concert

The-Book-of-Feral-Flora-Amanda-Ackerman-thumbThe Poetic Research Bureau presents…


Come to hear feral readings, rituals, and plants making music.


Saturday, October 17, 2015

The Poetic Research Bureau
951 Chung King Rd.
Los Angeles, CA

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AMANDA ACKERMAN is the author of the recently released The Book of Feral Flora. She is also the author of four chapbooks The Seasons Cemented (Hex Presse), I Fell in Love with a Monster Truck (Insert Press Parrot #8), and Short Stones (Dancing Girl Press). She has co-authored Sin is to Celebration (House Press), the Gauss PDF UNFO Burns a Million Dollars, and the forthcoming book Man’s Wars And Wickedness (Bon Aire Projects). She is co-publisher and co-editor of the press eohippus labs. She also writes collaboratively as part of the projects SAM OR SAMANTHA YAMS and UNFO.

HAROLD ABRAMOWITZ is author and co-author of books of poetry and narrative, including Blind Spot, UNFO Burns A Million Dollars, Not Blessed, and Dear Dearly Departed. Harold co-writes, edits, and curates as part of the collaborative literary projects eohippus labs, SAM OR SAMANTHA YAMS and UNFO.

MICHELLE DETORIE is the author of numerous chapbooks including Fur Birds (Insert Press), How Hate Got Hand (eohippus labs), and Bellum Letters (Dusie). She also makes visual poems, poetry objects, and time-based poetry. In 2007, Michelle was awarded a National Endowment for the Arts literature fellowship, and in 2010 she won a direct-to-artist grant from the Santa Barbara Arts Collaborative for her public art project, The Poetry Booth. Her first full-length collection, After-Cave, is just out with Ahsahta Press. She recently completed The Sin in Wilderness, a book-length erasure about love, animals, and affective geography. Her current project is a series of swamp poems narrated by dragons and bitchy ghosts. She lives in Santa Barbara, CA, where she edits Hex Presse and coordinates the Writing Center at Santa Barbara City College. She is also the poetry editor for Entropy.

CARRIBEAN FRAGOZA is a writer and artist from South El Monte, CA. She has published fiction and poetry in publications such as BOMB Magazine, Huizache, Palabra Literary Magazine and Emohippus. Her arts/culture reviews and essays have been published in online national and international magazines such as the Los Angeles Review of Books, KCET Artbound, Letras Libres, Culture Strike, and Tropics of Meta. She is founder and co-director of the South El Monte Art Posse (SEMAP), a multi-disciplinary arts collective and is currently editor of KCET Departures.

NANCY FUMERO is a bicycling enthusiast from Los Angeles, who does freelance web design, teaches programming to children, and meditates. She graduated from UC San Diego and CalArts with degrees in Creative Writing, and is engaged in electronic based art practices, using Ableton and Unity 3d to create interactive video and sound installations. In her non-digital art she works with holography and lenticular images, and is inspired by variances in visual perception, neural diversity, and diverse perspectives that lead to infinite perceptions of reality. Her interest is to appropriate technology to shift social power structures toward a coherent vision of balance, in alignment with the natural world.

DAN RICHERT is a software developer and musician based in Detroit, Michigan. Work includes (!x==[33]) Book 1, Volume 1 by .UNFO (collaboration with Harold Abramowitz, Blanc Press, 2011), Ursonorous Disruptions (Interactive audio, collaboration with Mathew Timmons, Installation at LACMA, 2008), *sc3gzr* (Gamepad-controlled real-time text generator, 2008). Work is featured in The &NOW AWARDS 2 (Lake Forest College Press, 2013). He produces electronic music as Ripcd and designs text processors for UNFO.

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