Matvei Yankelevich 




Some Worlds for Dr. Vogt XL englisch

* * * [A thousand winters] englisch

* * * [And the winter does nothing] englisch

* * * [I never asked to be winter-colored] englisch

* * * [Winter's disappointments include] englisch

* * * [Winter — might pray to green trees] englisch

Matvei Yankelevich 

Foto © Sara Renee Marshall
* 24.09.1973, Moscow, Russische Föderation
lebt in: Brooklyn, New York City, Vereinigte Staaten

Matvei Yankelevich (born in Moscow, 1973) is a poet, translator, and editor. His books include the poetry collections Some Worlds for Dr. Vogt (Black Square) and Dead Winter (Fonograf), as well as the translations Today I Wrote Nothing: The Selected Writings of Daniil Kharms (Overlook) and Alexander Vvedensky's An Invitation for Me to Think (NYRB Poets; with Eugene Ostashevsky), winner of the 2014 National Translation Award. He has received fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts, the New York Foundation for the Arts, the National Endowment for Humanities, and Civitella Ranieri. In the 1990s, he co-founded Ugly Duckling Presse where he edited and designed books, periodicals, and ephemera for more than twenty years. As of 2022, he is Editor-in-Chief of World Poetry Books, a nonprofit publisher of poetry in translation based in New York. In 2023 he founded the literary small press Winter Editions. He teaches translation at Columbia University's School of the Arts.