Date(s) - Monday, 19th November
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Five Leaves Bookshop
A Nottingham Poetry Exchange event
In 1993, Matvei Yankelevich began publishing the Ugly Duckling zine, which transformed, in the late 1990s, into Ugly Duckling Presse. At UDP, Matvei curates the Eastern European Poets Series . He also co-edited the Emergency Gazette (1998-2002) and 6×6 magazine from 2000-2017.
Matvei is the author of Some Worlds for Dr. Vogt (Black Square), the poetry collection Alpha Donut (United Artists), the novella-in-fragments Boris by the Sea (Octopus), and several chapbooks. His writing has appeared in many little magazines and the event will include some discussion on the US little magazine scene.
He has received fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts (for translation) and the New York Foundation for the Arts (for poetry).
His translations of Daniil Kharms were collected in Today I Wrote Nothing: The Selected Writings of Daniil Kharms(Ardis/Overlook) and received praise from the TLS, the Guardian, the New York Times, and elsewhere. His co-translation (with Eugene Ostashevsky) of Alexander Vvedensky’s An Invitation for Me to Think (NYRB) received the National Translation Award in 2014.
His critical writing includes essays on Conceptual Poetry (LA Review of Books) and on Russian-American poetry (Octopus). He edited a portfolio of Contemporary Russian Poetry and Poetics for the magazine Aufgabe (No. 8, Fall 2009).
Matvei teaches for the Columbia University’s School of the Arts and lives in Brooklyn
Full programme to be announced
(Matvei Yankelevitch’s reading was announced last year but had to be postponed because of the University and College Union strike as he is lecturing locally while visiting)
Admission: £3 including refreshments. Please let us know you are coming on firstname.lastname@example.org