Guillermo Juan Parra & Matvei Yankelevich
Monday, 11 October 2004, 8:00pm
The Poetry Project
St. Mark's Church
131 E 10th St. (@ 2nd Ave.)
Guillermo Juan Parra was born in Cambridge, MA. His poems have appeared in XCP, New York Nights, and 6x6. He is currently editing an anthology of Venezuelan poetry in English translation. Matvei Yankelevich is editor of the Eastern European Poets Series for Ugly Duckling Presse, where he also co-edits 6x6. His translations of Daniil Kharms and Alexander Vvedensky are forthcoming in an anthology of OBERIU writing, edited by Eugene Ostashevsky for North Western University Press. His poetry and translations have appeared in 3rd Bed, Carve, New American Writing, Open City, and Torch, among others. He teaches at Hunter and Queens Colleges.
I will have copies of a pamphlet of translations from Juan Sánchez Peláez's Animal de costumbre (1959) at the reading.