St. Mark's Bookshop presents an early summer evening of poetry with Bernadette Mayer & Matvei Yankelevich emceed by Lewis Warsh (English Department Professor and Director of Creative Writing MFA program at LIU Brooklyn).
When & Where
Monday, June 11, 2012, 7:00 PM
31 Third Ave, NYC
Matvei Yankelevich's is the author of the newly released poetry collection Alpha Donut (United Artists Books, 2012), and a novel in fragments, Boris by the Sea (Octopus Books, 2009), as well as several chapbooks. He is the translator and editor of Today I Wrote Nothing: The Selected Writings of Daniil Kharms (Overlook, 2007). His translations of Russian poetry have appeared in many periodicals including Harper's, New American Writing, Poetry, and the New Yorker, and in several anthologies. He is one of the founding editors of Ugly Duckling Presse (where he runs the Eastern European Poets Series), and a member of the writing faculty of the Milton Avery Graduate School of the Arts at Bard College.
Bernadette Mayer is an avant-garde writer associated with the New York School of poets. She was born in Brooklyn, New York, and has spent most of her life in New York City. Her collections of poetry include Midwinter Day (1982, 1999), A Bernadette Mayer Reader (1992), The Desire of Mothers to Please Others in Letters (1994), Another Smashed Pinecone (1998), and Poetry State Forest (2008). She edited the journal 0 TO 9 with artist Vito Acconci and established United Artists press with the poet Lewis Warsh. United Artists Press, under Mayer and Warsh, published a number of influential writers, including Robert Creeley, Anne Waldman, James Schuyler, and Alice Notley. Mayer has taught at the New School for Social Research and The Poetry Project at St. Mark’s Church in New York City.