I am fascinated by geography and the natural world and I enjoy feeling baffled and amazed by unfamiliar surroundings. These surroundings invoke a childlike wonder that unravel my preconceived notions inspiring me to investigate what else might be out there.Yardmeter Editions presents, this Saturday:
I seek to paint little puzzlements that can capture these feelings. -- Raphael Umscheid
Paintings by Austin Texas artist Raphael Umscheid, readings by Chris Martin and Claire Donato and music written for the occasion by Portland's extraordinary Ray Talley Dancers. The wine will flow freely. We hope you will join us.
About our readers:
Chris Martin is the author of American Music, chosen by C. D. Wright for the Hayden Carruth Award and published by Copper Canyon. His latest chapbook, The Small Dance, is a response to a choreographic technique by Steve Paxton and is available online from Scantily Clad Press. A collaboration of his with the late kari edwards appears in the new Belladonna/Litmus anthology, NO GENDER: Reflections on the Life and Work of kari edwards. He lives in Brooklyn and teaches in Manhattan.
Claire Donato lives and writes in Windsor Terrace, Brooklyn. She is the author of a chapbook, Someone Else’s Body (Cannibal Books 2009). Her poems have appeared or are forthcoming in publications such as Black Warrior Review, Boston Review, Action Yes, Lit, and Typo. Claire graduated from the University of Pittsburgh in 2008 and is currently completing an MFA in Literary Arts at Brown University, where she also teaches poetry writing and was the 2008-2009 Peter Kaplan Memorial Fellow. The recipient of a 2009-2010 Brown University Graduate International Colloquia grant, Claire currently curates (with John Cayley and Adam Veal) an international arts colloquium in Providence called Incuhabitations: concepts and languages in poetic practice.