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Alabama-born, Brooklyn-based artist Dana Matthews’s work includes toned, hand-tinted or b/w silver gelatin portfolios of female nudes, mystical landscapes, an extensive study of baptismal fonts in the rural South, color portraits of hip young Catskill farm workers and many more fine art prints.
Julian T. Brolaski is the author of gowanus atropolis (Ugly Duckling Presse, 2011) and the chapbooks Hellish Death Monsters(Spooky Press 2001), Letters to Hank Williams (True West Press 2003), The Daily Usonian (Atticus/Finch 2004), Madame Bovary’s Diary (Cy Press 2005) and A Buck in a Corridor (flynpyntar 2008). Brolaski’s second full length book, Advice for Lovers, is forthcoming from City Lights in spring 2012. Brolaski lives in Brooklyn where xe is an editor at Litmus Press, curates vaudeville shows and plays country music with Juan & the Pines. New work is on the blog hermofwarsaw.
Billy Merrell is the author of Talking in the Dark, a poetry memoir (Scholastic, 2003), and a co-editor for The Full Spectrum: A New Generation of Writing About LGBTQ and Other Identities (Knopf Books for Young Readers, 2006), which received a 2006 Lambda Literary Award. With his husband, Nico Medina, he is co-author of Go Ahead, Ask Me (Simon Pulse, 2009). He lives in Brooklyn, a block away from Green-Wood Cemetery, where he can be found stealing clippings to root in his backyard garden.
David Brown is a drummer, singer, and songwriter who plays in the Washington, DC-based soul band Poor But Sexy. PBS is releasing its first full-length Let's Move in Together on February 15. David has played on records by Travis Morrison (of the Dismemberment Plan), Played Tomorrow, and the Andalusians (Dischord Records). He performed on a forthcoming free jazz record with the violinist Jean Cook. For Yardmeter 16, he's going to play solo acoustic versions of PBS songs. Photo by Jon Pack.
After studying the classics under his father’s tutelage, Stephen Olivier began studying photography at the Massachusetts College of Art. In 2000 he moved to Brooklyn and worked as senior preparator for Juan Puntes and his Chelsea galleries, White Box and The Annex, until 2003 when he began painting full-time. In 2005 and 2006, he was a resident at the Bakehouse Art Complex in Miami, Florida. He currently lives and works in Prospect Heights, Brooklyn. He has exhibited his work in New York City, Boston, Provincetown, Miami, Atlanta, and Berlin.