Matvei Yankelevich is the author of Boris by the Sea (Octopus Books) and several chapbooks of poetry. His translations from Russian have cropped up in various magazines including Harpers, New American Writing, Poetry, and the New Yorker, and in several anthologies. His translations of the idiosyncratic Russian writer Daniil Kharms were collected in Today I Wrote Nothing: The Selected Writings of Daniil Kharms (Overlook), and praised by the New York Times, the Times Literary Supplement, and elsewhere. He teaches at Hunter College, Columbia University School of the Arts, and the Milton Avery Graduate School of the Arts at Bard College. He is an editor at Ugly Duckling Presse, a volunteer-run, non-profit publisher based in Brooklyn, New York.