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Matvei Yankelevich Reading

Matvei Yankelevich reads from Alpha Donut, his 2012 United Artists collection of poems, and from a new poem, "Some Words for Dr. Vogt". Born in Moscow and currently based in Brooklyn, Yankelevich is the author of a number of chapbooks and a novella, Boris by the Sea. When he is not writing prose or poetry, the young author is designing and editing various books for the nonprofit publisher Ugly Duckling Presse and the Eastern European Poets Series. Yankelevich is also a widely published translator of Russian poetry.


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Conversations and readings with poets and artists, produced in cooperation with PennSound and hosted by Charles Bernstein, the American poet, theorist, editor, and literary scholar. Bernstein was born in New York City in 1950. He is a foundational member and leading practitioner of Language poetry. Bernstein was educated at the Bronx High School of Science and at Harvard University, where he studied philosophy with Stanley Cavell and wrote his final thesis on Gertrude Stein and Ludwig Wittgenstein.

In the mid-1970s Bernstein became active in the experimental poetry scenes in New York and San Francisco, not only as a poet, but also as an editor, publisher, and theorist. With visual artist and wife Susan Bee, Bernstein published several now well-known poets whose work is associated with Language writing.