Yardmeter 18 presenters will respond to the Wizard of Oz:
poetry readings by
Molly Dorozenski, Ian Dreiblatt, Corinne Fitzpatrick, Lily Ladewig, Deborah Poe, Christie Ann Reynolds, Anelise Chen, Cate Peebles, Nada Gordon, Shangxing Wang, Margaret Monaghan and Macgregor Card.
Music by Jimmy Ohio.
Artwork by Adrian Domenech Moore.
Cake by Karyn Kwok.
This all happens Saturday, April 16th, 7:00 p.m. sharp!
Please bring bubbly beverages!
About our presenters:
Molly Dorozenskilives in Greenpoint, Brooklyn and attended the MFA program at UMASS-Amherst. Her poems have been published in the Boston Review, Conduit, Spinning Jenny, notnostrums, American Letters & Commentary, Gulf Coast, and other places. She is, with Lauren Ireland, the co-founder of Best Fucking Friends Press, which produces hand printed broadsides in limited editions, and she is an editorial assistant at Lungfull! Magazine. She works for Greenpeace.
Ian Dreiblattis a poet, translator, musician, constitutional scholar, and all-around big talker. His poems appear in periodicals periodically, and in the artist's book hoc me fefecit / [image] with Kerry Downey. His translation of Nikolai Leskov's lost classicThe Enchanted Wanderer is forthcoming from Melville House Publishing, and his co-translation of Larisa Shepit'ko's unknown mind-explosion 1 PM in the Morning will be screening at the Spectacle Theater this May. His favorite exclamations include Trailing clouds of glory! and Boom! Calzone.He lives in Brooklyn; he is like you.
Corrine Fitzpatrickis a poet who has work must recently published in Lungfull!, Plebella, and Stuffed Crust. Lily Ladewig is the author of the chapbooks You Are My Favorite Person of the Year (Mondo Bummer Press) and, with Anne Cecelia Holmes, I Am a Natural Wonder (Blue Hour Press). Recent poems have been published or are forthcoming in Conduit, Denver Quarterly, No Tell Motel, Salt Hill, andSUPERMACHINE.
Deborah Poe is author of the poetry collections Elements(Stockport Flats Press 2010) and Our Parenthetical Ontology (CustomWords 2008). Deborah’s writing is forthcoming or has recently appeared in Bone Bouquet, Jacket Magazine, No Contest, Fact-Simile Magazine, Peaches & Bats, Sidebrow, Colorado Review and Denver Quarterly. Deborah is fiction editor of Drunken Boat and is also curator of the annual Handmade/Homemade Exhibit at Pace University, Westchester. For more information, please visit www.deborahpoe.com
Christie Ann Reynolds has an MFA in Poetry from The New School. She is the author of three chapbooks: idiot heart (New School University Chapbook Competition), Girl Boy Girl Boy (The Corresponding Society) and Revenge Poems(Supermachine.) Christie Ann teaches writing at Hofstra University and is a co-curator of the poetry reading series at Goodbye Blue Monday in Brooklyn. Her work is forthcoming or can be found in Barrelhouse, Big Lucks, BlazeVox, LIT, Sink Review and Small Doggies. You can hear her at listenparty.org.
Anelise Chen has a difficult time with her internet presence, it causes her a lot of anxiety, because these birds and buses are like always screeching in her apartment in Chinatown, and she’s like “Mom, this soundtrack you got me isn’t comforting at all,” and so Mom sends another one called “Buddha Sounds” and then “Meditation Garden” and then the landscape becomes more jagged and the altitude appropriate and the wind is whooshing through bamboo groves, picking up hints of lovely T’ang era flute songs. And this is how she ended up at NYU, getting an MFA in Fiction, like all the millions of kids with arrested development in the western world. You can find her online or elsewhere, probably walking around New York City, listening to books on tape.
Margaret Monaghan received her M.F.A. from Columbia University. She won the Iowa Review prize in Poetry, and her poems have appeared in Typo, The Iowa Review, and The Boston Review. She edits Love Among the Ruins and writes film scripts, including the feature, Make Yourself at Home, a.k.a. Fetish.
Cate Peebles co-edits the online magazine, Fou, and her work has appeared, or is forthcoming, in journals including Boston Review, Lit, Tin House, CutBank, Octopus, Cannibal, No Tell Motel, and Forklift, Ohio, among others. She is the author of the e-chapbook, Taco Truck to Awesometown (Scantily Clad Press, 2009) and a recipient of an Artist Grant from the Vermont Studio Center. She lives in Brooklyn and works as a cheesemonger at Murray's Cheese.
Shanxing Wang's first book, Mad Science in Imperial City, was published by Futurepoem Books in 2005 and subsequently won the 2006 Asian American Literary Award for Poetry. He has since been doing extensive research for and made numerous failed attempts to start his second book, provisionally entitled, "Towards Apparent Event Horizon."
Nada Gordon is the author of Folly, V. Imp, Are Not Our Lowing Heifers Sleeker than Night-Swollen Mushrooms?, foriegnn bodie, Swoon, and Scented Rushes. A founding member of the Flarf Collective, she practices poetry, song, dance, dressmaking, and image manipulation as deep entertainment. She blogs at ululate.blogspot.com.
Macgregor Card lives in Queens. A new chapbook,The Archers, just came out from Song Cave. His first full collection,Duties of an English Foreign Secretary, was published in December 2009 by Fence Books. Poems are recent, a little old, or forthcoming inPoor Claudia, Supermachine, Lungfull!, Vlak, Brooklyn Review, The Brooklyn Rail, notnostrums, Poem-a-Day, EOAGH, Hannah & The Recluse. From 1997-2005 he co-editedThe Germ: A Journal of Poetic Researchwith Andrew Maxwell. He teaches poetry at Pratt Institute, and programs Monday nights at The Poetry Project.
Jimmy Ohioworks invariety of media including film, music, and performance. After studying experimental sound recording at The Art Institute of Chicago, he spent eight years in Detroit working with inner-city arts based non-profits. You can catch him preforming music in NYC these days. www.facebook.com/jimmyohio
Adrian Domenech Moore was born in Barcelona, Spain in 1999. He moved to Brooklyn in 2008 with his family. He is a child of books, with an early interest in graphics, signage and non verbal communication. Since the age of two he has been an avid illustrator.
Karyn Kwok is a pastry chef and animator from Vancouver. You can see her culinary wizardry at www.kakesnyc.com