Yardmeter Nine, Friday April 23rd, 7 p.m.

Join us for a night of photography, comics, dance, poetry, and music!

Yardmeter 9 presents:
visual art by Renata Marallo,
comics and a musical performance
by Sommer Browning,
poetry readings by Paige Taggart
and Dorothea Lasky,
and a poetic event
by Kirsten Kaschock.

It's all happening
at Shelton Walsmith's studio,
Friday, April 23rd, 7 p.m.

About our presenters:

Renata Marallo is a photographer/visual artist who lives and works in Brooklyn. Her work plays with appropriation, fragmenting and reforming pre-existing images to create abstract portraits.

Sommer Browning writes poems, draws comics & sings songs in Brooklyn. Her latest book, THE BOWLING, co-written with Brandon Shimoda is out with Greying Ghost Press--put that in your pipe and smoke it.

Paige Taggart is a 2009 Poetry Fellowship recipient of the New York Foundation for the Arts (NYFA). Friday's presentation is co-sponsored by Artists & Audience Exchange, a NYFA public program. Her chapbook Polaroid Parade is forthcoming with Greying Ghost Press. Check out her blog, where you can purchase her jewelry and find a list of her publication credits.

Kirsten Kaschock’s first book of poetry, Unfathoms, is available from Slope Editions. a beautiful name/for a girl is upcoming from Ahsahta Press. She is now at work on a prosepoetic beast entitled The Dottery. Currently a Ph.D. fellow in dance at Temple University, Kirsten lives with her family in Philadelphia, where she novels, poems, and dissertates.

Dorothea Lasky is the author of Black Life (Wave Books 2010) and Awe (Wave Books 2007), an educational text, Poetry is not a Project (Ugly Duckling Presse 2010), as well as numerous chapbooks. Currently, she lives in New York City.