Matvei Yankelevich is the author of the poetry
collection Alpha Donut (United Artists Books) and the
novella-in-fragments Boris by the Sea (Octopus Books), and
the translator of Today I Wrote Nothing: The Selected Writings
of Daniil Kharms (Overlook/Ardis). He is one of the founding
editors of Ugly
Duckling Presse, where he has edited and designed books and
chapbooks and ephemera since the 1990s.
He has recently taught at Columbia University's School of the
Arts and for the MFA in Writing at Long Island University, and is a
member of the Writing Faculty at the Milton Avery Graduate School
of the Arts at Bard College. In the Spring of 2014, Matvei is the
resident director of Salt & Cedar Letterpress in Detroit.