Gulf Coast presents Matvei Yankelevich & Rosa Alcalá

Friday, April 22, 2016 - 7:00pm
2421 Bissonnet Street
Houston, TX 77005

Poets Matvei Yankelevich, co-founder of Brooklyn’s Ugly Duckling Presse, and Rosa Alcalá, MFA faculty at University of Texas-El Paso, will read from their new books: Black Square Editions recently released Matvei’s Some Worlds for Dr. Vogt and Rosa’s M(y)Other Tongue is forthcoming from Futurepoem. Join us to experience the work of these innovative writers. Poet and University of Houston PhD candidate Carolann Madden will also read from her work. Come early to enjoy wine and snacks; books will be available for purchase and signing. After the event, join the readers and the Gulf Coast staff for drinks next door at Under the Volcano.

Matvei Yankelevich is the author of Alpha Donut (United Artists), Boris by the Sea (Octopus), and Some Worlds for Dr. Vogt, recently released by 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 is a member of the Ugly Duckling Presse editorial collective, and currently teaches at Columbia University's School of the Arts, Queens College, and Bard College.

Poet and translator Rosa Alcalá is the author Undocumentaries (2010) and The Lust of Unsentimental Waters (2012), both from Shearsman Books, with a third poetry collection, M(y)Other Tongue, forthcoming from Futurepoem Books. Spit Temple: The Selected Performances of Cecilia Vicuña (Ugly Duckling Presse, 2012), edited and translated by Alcalá, was runner-up for the 2013 PEN Award for Translation. She was also an NEA Fellow in Translation, and currently she teaches at the University of Texas-El Paso.

Carolann Madden is a poet, translator, and PhD candidate at the University of Houston. Her work has appeared or is forthcoming in Cactus Heart, Women in Clothes (Penguin, 2014), Yalobusha Review, World Literature Today, and elsewhere. She is a founding editor for Locked Horn Press, a member of Scholars Without Borders, and has recently completed a series of collaborative linguistic and visual translations with poet Ming Di. She is currently working on a collection of translations of women writing in the Irish language.

Some Worlds for Dr. Vogt Cover Image
ISBN: 9780986005077
Availability: Special Order - Subject to Availability
Published: Black Square Editions - October 1st, 2015