Yardmeter 11 and Harp & Altar present:
artwork by Lorene Taurerewa,
readings by Ana Božičević,
Dan Hoy, Eileen Myles,
and Azareen Van der Vliet Oloomi,
and a musical performance by Miracles!
Featuring the Harp & Altar Anthology,
a collection of the last three years of Harp & Altar publications!
All of this happens in Shelton Walsmith's studio,
Saturday, June 19th, 6:30 p.m.
About our presenters:
Ana Božičević was born in Zagreb, Croatia, in 1977. She emigrated to NYC in 1997. Her first book of poems is Stars of the Night Commute (Tarpaulin Sky Press, 2009), a Lambda Literary Award finalist. Her fifth chapbook, Depth Hoar, will be published by Cinematheque Press in 2010. With Amy King, Ana co-curates The Stain of Poetry reading series in Brooklyn. She works at the Center for the Humanities of The Graduate Center, CUNY.
Dan Hoy lives in Brooklyn and is co-founder of SOFT TARGETS. His publications include Glory Hole, published with Jon Leon’s The Hot Tub (Mal-O-Mar, 2009), Basic Instinct: Poems (Triple Canopy, 2008), and Outtakes (Lame House Press, 2007).
Eileen Myles’s collection of essays The Importance of Being Iceland, for which she received a Warhol/Creative Capital grant, is just out from Semiotext(e)/MIT. Eileen also writes novels (Chelsea Girls, Cool for You) and libretti (“Hell”) and many many poems (Sorry, Tree, Not Me). She ran St. Mark’s Poetry Project in the ’80s. In 1992 she conducted an openly female write-in campaign for president. She’s Professor Emeritus of Writing and Literature at UC San Diego. She lives in New York.
Azareen Van der Vliet Oloomi received her MFA from Brown University and currently teaches Literature and Creative Writing at Rhode Island School of Design. Her work can be found in the Wave Books Anthology of Political Poetry, Sleepingfish, Xcp: A Journal of Cross-Cultural Poetics, Paul Revere’s Horse, and PoetryProject.com. In 2010–2011 she will be traveling on a Fulbright Grant to Barcelona, Spain, where she will finish her second novel, The Holy City, Dream & the Traveler.
After ten-plus years of periodic collaboration on poetry, art and music projects, Miracles’ Adam Stolorow (vocals, keyboards) and Baxter Holland (bass) arrived in Brooklyn by way of late ’90s Providence and the requisite diet of utopian thinking and freak flag waving. Ready archivists of existence, Miracles throw their bodies into nature’s cycle of collapse and renewal. Dirty bass, overdriven keyboards, sparse vocals and maniac drums try to compete with the crash and clatter of human fortunes and failures. Miracles have a new record, Ovum, due out on Creative Capitalism in June, and will be performing a new long piece for the Harp & Altar launch party. Miracles work in skyscrapers but worship like beasts.