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Review of Peter Nickowitz’s Cinema Vernacular by Anthony Thornton

In Cinema Vernacular, playwright and screenwriter Peter Nickowitz treads precarious ground: poetry’s consistent flirtation with film. One is tempted to catalog the dilettantes of contemporary poetry who have handled the subject with all the subtlety of an atom bomb. It would be wasted space, considering Nickowitz has written a lush yet taut collection of poetry [...]

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Call for Submissions to Perform at Monthly Event, Deadline

Sabrina Chap, the lovely host of Deadline (a monthly event at the Bureau), has asked us to let it be known that she is seeking submissions. Deadline is a great series that regularly draws a crowd, so if you’re seeking an audience then please submit an application! Deadline is a works-in-progress series to force queer [...]

The Bureau hosted 171 Events in 2014!

Did you know that in 2014 the Bureau hosted a total of 171 events? We estimate that approximately 3500 people attended these events, featuring some 575 appearances by artists, authors, and performers combined! This does not include the number of people who visited the Bureau during regular store hours in 2014, but it’s safe to say that several thousand people [...]

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Anthony Thornton reviews Emji Spero’s almost any shit will do

In their latest collection, Emji Spero resuscitates the philosophical rhizome from its trendy and torpid academic state and Occupies it, capital O intended. Spero’s source texts include not only those of Deleuze and Guattari, but Judith Butler’s Violence, Mourning, Politics and articles on swarm behavior and mushroom culture. In the wrong hands this could result in jumbled [...]

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Gifts from the Bureau!

  Looking for gifts to bestow upon the beloved queers in your life? Come on down to the Bureau! We’ve got lots to choose from, and we’re happy to wrap your gifts!   Bureau Gift Certificates make excellent gifts if you can’t decide what to get that special someone.