Yardmeter XIX, Saturday, May 28th, 7 p.m.

Please come to our nineteenth event
in a wonderful building that will soon no longer exist.

Yardmeter 19 presents:

art by
Ingrid Butterer,
readings by
Mark Wallace,
Steven Karl
Marisa Crawford,
and music by
Marina Zee.

All this will happen in Shelton Walsmith's studio
Saturday, May 28, 7pm.
Please bring your favorite beverages.

About our presenters:

Ingrid Butterer lives in Carroll Gardens, Brooklyn. She attended the BFA program at University of Michigan and the Ed. M program at Teachers College, Columbia University where she is currently working on her doctorate in Art and Art Education. Ingrid’s research focuses on the nature of material exploration activity as it relates to adolescent artistic development. Her art work has been exhibited in the Midwest, New York and Japan and can be found in private collections in Australia, Japan and the United States. Ingrid works as a public school art teacher in Brooklyn.

Mark Wallace is the author of a number of books and chapbooks of poetry, fiction, and criticism. Temporary Worker Rides A Subway won the 2002 Gertrude Stein Poetry Award and was published by Green Integer Books. He is the author of a multi-genre work, Haze, and a novel, Dead Carnival. His critical articles and reviews have appeared in numerous publications, and along with Steven Marks, he edited Telling It Slant: Avant Garde Poetics of the 1990s (University of Alabama Press), a collection of 26 essays by different writers. Most recently he has published a collection of tales, Walking Dreams (2007), and a book of poems, Felonies of Illusion (2008). He teaches at California State University San Marcos.

Marisa Crawford is the author of The Haunted House from the feminist poetry press Switchback Books. Her poems have recently appeared or are forthcoming in Action Yes, La Fovea, Columbia Poetry Review, Black Clock and Bone Bouquet. Marisa is an editor of Small Desk Press and a writing mentor with Girls Write Now. She lives in Brooklyn. Find her work online at marisacrawfordforever.com.

Steven Karl is the author of the chapbooks, emissions/ of (H_NGM_N, 2011), (Ir)Rational Animals (Flying Guillotine Press, 2010) and State(s) of Flux w/ Joseph Lappie (Peptic Robot Press, 2009). He has poems in or forthcoming from EOAGH, With +Stand, pax americana, Taiga, Jellyfish and collaborative poems with Angela Veronica Wong in Super Arrow. In one way or another, he is involved with Sink Review, Cold Front Magazine, Borough Writing Workshops and Stain of Poetry. He sometimes blogs at stevenkarl.blogspot.com.

Marina Zee is a 15 year-old Vocal Major at LaGuardia Arts High School. She is an aspiring singer/songwriter and hopes to release an independent debut EP this fall. Since she was 2 Marina has been deathly afraid of pigeons and clowns, but has yet to write songs about that. She is, however, immersed in the usual teenage angst soup which has provided some inspiration for her songwriting. She hopes, when she grows up and has some life experience, she'll write memorable songs like some of her idols: Alanis Morissette, Lily Allen, John Mayer, and Carole King. In her spare time she enjoys blogging on Tumblr, vintage shopping, and exploring NYC with her friends. Her website is under construction, but you can check out her YouTube channel here.