Fantasy Reading Series w/ Matvei Yankelevich and Stacy Szymaszek

Sun, 01 May 2016 // 06:00 PM
Bowery Poetry, 308 Bowery, NYC (map)

Join us for our monthly Sunday evening reading series of utterly fantastic poets & writers at Bowery Poetry. Hosted by Liz Peters and Ariel Yelen.

$8 online/ $12 at the door

Matvei Yankelevich and Stacy Szymaszek read May 1 with Lynley Shimat Lys.

STACY SZYMASZEK is the author of the full length collections Emptied of All Ships, Hyperglossia, hart island, Journal of Ugly Sites and Other Journals, and, forthcoming, A Year From Today. Journal of Ugly Sites and Other Journals won the 2015 Ottoline prize from Fence Books. She is the current Director of the Poetry Project at St. Mark's Church.

MATVEI YANKELEVICH 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, including The Nature Poetry of Matvei Yankelevich (Knock-Off), The Present Work (Palm Press), and Writing in the Margin (Loudmouth Collective). His writing has appeared in A Perimeter, ActionYes, BOMB Magazine, Boston Review, The Brooklyn Rail, Damn the Caesars, Fence, Mandorla, Open City, Tantalum, Weekday, Zen Monster, and other little magazines. 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 translations have appeared in Calque, Circumference, Harpers, New American Writing, Poetry, and the New Yorker; and in several anthologies, including OBERIU: An Anthology of Russian Absurdism (Northwestern) and Night Wraps the Sky: Writings by and about Mayakovsky (FSG). 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). He is the co-executive director and co-founder of Ugly Duckling Presse.

LYNLEY SHIMAT LYS is a translator and poet. Lynley recently held a residency at the Louis Armstrong Archive at Queens College, served as archivist for the Meena Alexander papers in the Berg Collection of the NYPL, and teaches Creative Writing at Queens. Visit online at