Yardmeter Fourteen, Friday, December 17, 7 p.m.

Come one, come all! There will be bubbly punch! There will be art, music, film, and poetry!

Yardmeter 14 presents:
poetry readings by
Julia Cohen,
Lily Brown,
and Cynthia Arrieu-King,
film by Dana Matthews,
music by Mark Delpriora,
and artwork by Johnny Mattei.

Come for the last Yardmeter of 2010,
Friday, December 17th, 7 p.m.,
at Shelton Walsmith's studio.
A champagne punch will be provided.
Please bring your own beer or wine.

About our presenters:

Julia Cohen is the author of 10 chapbooks and her first full-length book, Triggermoon Triggermoon, recently released from Black Lawrence Press. Her work has been published in 6x6, Columbia Poetry Review, Octopus, and 1913 amongst others. She is the poetry editor of Saltgrass and the Associate Editor of the Denver Quarterly.

Lily Brown
is from Massachusetts and currently lives in Athens, where she is a Ph.D. student at the University of Georgia. Her first book, Rust or Go Missing, is out from Cleveland State University Poetry Center, and recent poems have appeared in American Letters and Commentary and Colorado Review. A new chapbook, Being One, is forthcoming from Brave Men Press.

Cynthia Arrieu-King is an assistant professor of creative writing at Stockton College in New Jersey. Her work has or will appear this year in Boston Review, Witness, and Jacket. Her book People are Tiny in Paintings of China was released from Octopus Books this fall. She lives near some casinos and the sea.

Alabama-born, Brooklyn-based artist
Dana Matthews’s
work includes toned, hand-tinted or b/w silver gelatin portfolios of female nudes, mystical landscapes, an extensive study of baptismal fonts in the rural South, color portraits of hip young Catskill farm workers and many more fine art prints.

Mark Delpriora has performed throughout the United States, Canada, Mexico, Brazil, Uruguay, and Italy. He has been the recipient of grants and awards including the Andres Segovia Award for Outstanding Performance (given by the Manhattan School of Music with Andres Segovia in attendance), the Beards Fund Award for a New York Debut , and many others. Currently co-chairman of the guitar department at the Manhattan School of Music, Delpriora has taught master classes throughout the U.S. and has been a guest teacher at the Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul in Brazil. Delpriora has been on the juries of several international competitions. Delpriora's series of compositions under the umbrella title “Wunderkammer” regularly appears in Soundboard magazine. He was recently invited by Sharon Isbin to be Instructor of Guitar Literature and Fretboard Harmony in the Juilliard School’s newly established undergraduate guitar program. An active composer, Delpriora’s compositions are published by Berben Edizioni Musicali ( the 50 minute, Sonata 3 and Sonata 2), Editions Orphee (Tango Caffe Carciofo, 10 Short Studies in Kaleidoscope,Pocket Sonata), and Guitar Arts Publishing ( Four Images). In addition, his works have appeared in anthologies published by Mel Bay (Tambu) and Dover (Black is the Color...).

Johnny Mattei was born and raised in the Bronx and moved to Brooklyn in 2005 to attend Pratt Institute. He graduated from Pratt in 2008 with a B.F.A in photography. Since then, his art has evolved from photography to mix-media.He will display three of his Mental Journals, which are boxes that represent memories.