Yardmeter V: Saturday, December 5, 2009, 7:30 PM

Yardmeter Editions presents
Saturday December 5th:

Artwork by Bari DeJaynes
and poetry readings
by Evan Commander,
Paige Ackerson-Kiely,
and Claire Hero.
The wine will flow freely.
We hope you will join us.

About our artist and poets:

Bari DeJaynes lives and works in New York City. He will be presenting, "Thought-Scraps," which he describes as, "an installation of raw elements that are intriguing to me at a 'moment in time.' They represent the linear –just below the surface–way I like to process ideas to make art."

Evan Commander is a visual artist, poet, and curator. He has worked as co-curator with the independent gallery, Publico, and as Curator of DAAP Galleries at the University of Cincinnati. He currently lives and works in Brooklyn, where he edits and curates the independent press and reading series, Moor. He is the author of two chapbooks,
Planet Carpet (Forklift, Inc.) and A Thing and Its Ghost (H_NGM_N Press).

Paige Ackerson-Kiely is the author of In No One’s Land, judged by DA Powell as winner of the Sawtooth Poetry Prize. She has received awards and fellowships from Poets & Writers, Vermont Community Foundation, The Willowell Foundation and The Jentel Artist Residency Program, among others. Her second book of poems, The Misery Trail, is forthcoming from Ahsahta Press. Paige lives in rural Vermont, where she is working on A Book About a Candle Burning in Shed, a memoir in verse, and a novel, Place No Object Here. She works at a wine store, edits the poetry magazine A Handsome Journal, and manages her family band, The Blonde Sorrows. You can read her work here and here.

Claire Hero is the author of Sing, Mongrel (Noemi Press, 2009) and two chapbooks, Cabinet (dancing girl press) and afterpastures, winner of the 2007 Caketrain Chapbook Competition. Her poems have appeared in Denver Quarterly, A Public Space, La Petite Zine, Octopus, Saltgrass, and elsewhere. She lives in upstate New York.

Yardmeter IV: Saturday, October 10th, 6:30 PM

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.
I seek to paint little puzzlements that can capture these feelings. -- Raphael Umscheid

Yardmeter Editions presents, this Saturday:
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.

yardmeter three: friday, june nineteenth, seven-thirty p.m.

The third yardmeter editions event will feature poets Brenda Iijima & Daniel Lin, multimedia artist Craig Foltz & jeweler/sculptor Kristin D'Agostino.

Kristin D'Agostino is the side-project-queen of participatory/dialogic/littoral/interventionist jewelery in New Zealand. As she sees it jewelery is about relationships, so why stop at the object? Why not make a relationship for her objects to live within? She is actively recruiting North American participants for her first bi-hemisphere, co-owned, brooch project called Rare Fungal Behaviour & would very much like to see brooches popping up, like ghosts, around the five Burroughs. You can find more information here www.rarefungalbehaviour.blogspot.com.

Brenda Iijima's forthcoming works include revv. you'll--ution (Displaced Press) & If Not Metamorphic (Ahsahta Press). She writes about animal-ability. Present work deals with animals used as surrogates by humans (other animals). She runs Portable Press at Yo-Yo Labs & lives in Prospect Heights, Brooklyn.

You can read work of hers here, here, & here.

Craig Foltz is a writer and multi-media artist who lives on the slopes of a dormant volcano in Auckland, New Zealand. This one is not a test. If I understand the meaning of the word correctly. He is the author of The States, from Ugly Duckling Presse, & you can see his work at www.craigfoltz.com.

Daniel Lin has a chapbook, TINDER, from Nightboat Books, & has recently published poems in Unsplendid, Notre Dame Review & The Jewish Quarterly. He was a N.Y. Times Fellow at NYU & a Tennessee Williams Scholar at Sewanee Writers’ Conference. He co-edits Love among the Ruins, which will publish limited-edition chapbooks & an online journal.

You can read work of his here, here, & here.

yardmeter two: sunday may third, five-thirty pm

Book Party to Celebrate the Release of Eric Baus' Tuned Droves

featuring readings from
Eric Baus
Cathy Park Hong
Karla Kelsey
& Keith Newton

music from


Eric Baus

Eric Baus was born in Fort Wayne, Indiana in 1975. His publications include Tuned Droves (Octopus Books, 2009), The To Sound (Verse Press, 2004; Winner of the 2002 Verse Press, selected by Forrest Gander), and the chapbooks The Space Between Magnets (Diaeresis), A Swarm In The Aperture (Margin to Margin), and Something Else The Music Was (Braincase Press). He edits Minus House chapbooks, and currently lives in Denver.

More information about Eric Baus can be found here.

Cathy Park Hong

Cathy Park Hong's first book, Translating Mo'um was published in 2002 by Hanging Loose Press. Her second collection, Dance Dance Revolution, was chosen for the Barnard Women Poets Prize & was published in 2007 by WW Norton. Hong is the recipient of a Fulbright Fellowship, a National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship & a Village Voice Fellowship for Minority Reporters. Her poems have been published in A Public Space, Paris Review, Poetry, American Letters & Commentary, Denver Quarterly, Jubilat, & other journals. She now lives in New York City & is an Assistant Professor at Sarah Lawrence College.

For more information about her explore this.

Karla Kelsey

Karla is the author of Knowledge, Forms, the Aviary, which was selected by Carolyn Forche for the 2005 Sawtooth Poetry Prize. Little Dividing Doors in the Mind, a chapbook, was published by Noemi Press in 2005. Her recently completed manuscript, Iteration Nets, is forthcoming from Ahsahta Press. Work from this book can be found in journals such as Denver Quarterly, the New Review of Literature, and Bird Dog. In addition, poems from this manuscript are included in the anthology Joyful Noise: An Anthology of American Spiritual Poetry. Karla was born and raised in Southern California & is now on the creative writing faculty at Susquehanna University in Pennsylvania.

To learn more about Karla go here.

Keith Newton

Keith Newton edits the online magazine Harp & Altar. His poems & essays have recently appeared in Harvard Review, Cannibal & Octopus, among other journals. His chapbook Sent Forth to Die in a Happy City was published this year from Cannibal Books. He lives in Brooklyn.

To peruse the wonderful Harp & Altar click here



The first incarnation of Snowblink in 2005 included MGMT as boy back-up singers/percussionists/whisperers. Since then, Daniela Gesundheit has trained over a dozen fellas across the US and Canada to join her when circumstances permit.
She spent the last three years living in San Francisco, where she assisted the folks of Ribbons Publications putting on outdoor music gatherings in the Bay Area. Her most recent release is Long Live. Gesundheit currently lives in Toronto.

Learn more about them & order cds here.
Listen to their music here

yardmeter one : friday april third : seven-thirty pm

photo by jon pack

The first yardmeter editions event will feature photographer Jon Pack & poets Farrah Field & Mathias Svalina.

Farrah Field: Poetry

Farrah Field's first collection of poems, Rising, won the 2007 Levis Prize & will be out this April by Four Way Books. Her poems have appeared in many publications including The Mississippi Review, Margie, The Massachusetts Review, Pool, Typo, Harp & Altar, 42Opus, La Petite Zine, Sojourn, & are forthcoming in Pebble Lake Review, Another Chicago Magazine, Fulcrum, & The Pinch. She lives in Brooklyn & blogs at adultish.blogspot.com.

Read her poems
here, here, here, here, here & here

Buy here book here

Jon Pack: Photography

Jon Pack is a photographer of people, environments and people in their environments. His latest project involves taking photographs of former Olympic cities.

Two of his images:

See more of his work at www.jonpack.com.

Mathias Svalina: Poetry

Mathias Svalina is, with Zachary Schomburg, a co-editor of Octopus Magazine & Books. He is the author of three chapbooks & four collaboratively written chapbooks, most recently The Viral Lease from Small Anchor Press & Play from Cupboard Pamphlets. His first book, Destruction Myth, is forthcoming from the CSU Poetry Center in October.

Read his poems here, here, here, here & here