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Author: Matvei Yankelevich

Matvei Yankelevich is a poet, translator, and editor whose books include SOME WORLDS FOR DR. VOGT (Black Square Editions, 2015), ALPHA DONUT (United Artists Books, 2012), BORIS BY THE SEA (Octopus Books, 2009), and the chapbooks From a Winter Notebook (Alder & Frankia, 2019), Dead Winter (Fonograf, 2022), and The Present Work (Small Press, 2006). His translations from Russian include Today I Wrote Nothing: The Selected Writings of Daniil Kharms (Overlook, 2009) and, with Eugene Ostashevsky, Alexander Vvedensky's An Invitation for Me to Think (NYRB Poets, 2013), which received the 2014 National Translation Award. He has been awarded fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts, the New York Foundation for the Arts, and the National Endowment for Humanities. In the 1990s, he co-founded Ugly Duckling Presse where he edited, designed, and produced a variety of books, chapbooks, periodicals, and broadsides, co-edited 6x6 magazine, and curated the Eastern European Poets Series, which he founded in 2002. He teaches translation and book arts at Columbia University's School of the Arts.

Alpha Donut
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Alpha Donut

United Artists Books

Poetry. ALPHA DONUT: The Selected Shorter Works of Matvei Yankelevich collects poems and prose texts written over the course of the first eleven years of the millennium. Alpha Donut rolls out a pastiche of works from several serial projects (such as...

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Boris by the Sea
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Boris by the Sea

Octopus Books

Poetry. Matvei Yankelevich's first full-length book, BORIS BY THE SEA, is a work of existential theater that destroys the distance between puppeteer and puppet, between ego and id, between what is real and what is absurd. Consisting of prose, poems,...

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Some Worlds For Dr. Vogt
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Some Worlds For Dr. Vogt

Black Square Editions

Poetry. "Matvei Yankelevich is a fabulist. In his excellent new book he is singing 'a world in a flash of contours.' The voice is dynamic, and performs in a syncretic register: lyric, narrative, citation, essay, and vaudeville are all present and do...

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