Monday, February 14, 2011

Sat., March 5th: Poets James Yeary & Lindsay Hill. Music by Justin Smith + Art (TBA)

Dear friends,

After a little break in February, we're excited to announce a reading by poets James Yeary and Lindsay Hill. Experimental composer Justin Smith will be providing musical entertainment on this evening, and featured artwork will be announced soon.

Thanks to all you fellow poets and curators for linking to the Switch blog as well. We'll keep you updated here with all upcoming events-- we have some very special things in the coming months!


Paul, Jeremy, & Allison

Saturday, March 5th
@ 6:00 p.m.
James Yeary
Lindsay Hill

+ Music by Justin Smith
Featured artwork (TBA)
BYO liquid refreshments
(we also usually have a keg!)

James Yeary is a poet and visual/performance artist living in Portland, Oregon. He is a member of the Spare Room collective for whom he recently organized The Maximus Poems Marathon, plus a festival of poetry for multiple voices. He is publisher of the chapbook series c_L books and is co-author (with Nate Orton) of the zine series my day. His work has appeared in ditch, Peaches & Bats, and SHIFTER.

Lindsay Hill was born in San Francisco and is a graduate of Bard College. His most recently published books are: The Empty Quarter and Contango (both from Singing Horse Press, San Diego). Recent work has appeared in Peaches & Bats, New American Writing, and Peep/Show poetry online: Lindsay lives in Portland with his wife, the painter Nita Hill.


Justin Smith is an experimental composer, based in Portland OR. He makes sounds so that the way you hear sounds in the future might change. He sees composition as a process of making things occur that without him would not have occurred. Frequently, Justin asks himself the question: "What is experimental today?"