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.