UDP in Toronto: Poets Yankelevich, Goldstein, and Nguyen read


Please join us in celebrating Ugly Duckling Presse poets Matvei Yankelevich, David B Goldstein, and Hoa Nguyen at this book launch and poetry reading.

Y G N Reading Oct 8

Scout and Cash Caffè

Thursday, October 8 at 8:30 PM

146 Christie Street



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About the poets:

MATVEI YANKELEVICH is the author of the poetry collection Alpha Donut, and a novella in fragments, Boris by the Sea. A long poem, Some Worlds for Dr. Vogt, will be released in Fall 2015, from Black Square Editions. He is the translator of Today I Wrote Nothing: The Selected Writings of Daniil Kharms, and co-translator of the National Translation Award-winning An Invitation for Me to Think by Alexander Vvedensky. He edits the Eastern European Poets Series for Ugly Duckling Presse, and teaches at Columbia University’s School of the Arts, Queens College, and the Milton Avery Graduate School of the Arts at Bard College.


DAVID B. GOLDSTEIN is the author of a poetry collection, Laws of Rest (BookThug, 2013), a book of criticism, Eating and Ethics in Shakespeare’s England (Cambridge, 2013), and two chapbooks, the most recent of which is Object Permanence (Ugly Duckling, 2015). His next full-length collection is forthcoming in 2016. The recipient of numerous grants and awards, including the Shakespeare’s Globe Book Award, Goldstein lives with his family in Toronto, where he is Associate Professor of English at York University.


HOA NGUYEN is the author of As Long As Trees Last and Red Juice, Poems 1998-2008 on the Wave Books imprint. She teaches at Ryerson University’s Chang School, for Miami University’s low residency MFA program, and in a long-running, private poetics workshop. This year, Ugly Duckling Presse released Nguyen’s chapbook Tells of the Crackling.




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