Matvei Yankelevich is an émigré poet and translator. He is a founding editor of Ugly Duckling Presse where he curates the Eastern European Poets Series since 2003. He teaches at Columbia University's School of the Arts and the Milton Avery Graduate School of the Arts at Bard College. His books include Some Worlds for Dr. Vogt (Black Square), Alpha Donut (United Artists), and Boris by the Sea (Octopus). His translations include Today I Wrote Nothing: The Selected Writings of Daniil Kharms (Overlook), and (with Eugene Ostashevsky) Alexander Vvedensky's An Invitation for Me to Think (NYRB Poets), which received a National Translation Award. He received a fellowship for translation from the National Endowment for the Arts for 2016.