Monday, January 11, 2010

Mason & Yankelevich @ DCAC Sunday 1/17 3 pm


@ District of Columbia Arts Center
3:00PM, January 17, 2010



Please join the In Your Ear Reading Series for a reading by Chris Mason and Matvei Yankelevich at 3PM on Sunday, January 17.

Chris Mason is a member of The Tinklers and Old Songs (a folk group who translate archaic Greek poems and put them to music). In the 70's, he was part of the performance group, CoAccident, and Doug Lang's Folio Books poetry workshop. His books include Poems of a Doggy (pod books, 1977), Click Poems (shabby editions, 1982), Hiccups (Carriage House, 2008), The Elements (by The Tinklers, Shattered Wig, 2009).

Matvei Yankelevich's first book *Boris by the Sea* is just out from Octopus Books. He's also published several chapbooks including *The Present Work* (Palm Press). His writing has appeared in Boston Review, Damn the Caesars, Fence, Open City, Tantalum, Typo, Zen Monster, and other little magazines. His translations from Russian have cropped up in Calque, Circumference, Harpers, New American Writing, Poetry, and The New Yorker and in some anthologies including *OBERIU: An Anthology of Russian Absurdism* (Northwestern) and *Night Wraps the Sky: Writings by and about Mayakovsky* (FSG). His translations of Daniil Kharms were collected in *Today I Wrote Nothing: The Selected Writings of Daniil Kharms* (Ardis/Overlook) and received praise from the TLS, The Guardian, The New York Times, and elsewhere. He recently edited a portfolio of Contemporary Russian Poetry and Poetics for the magazine Aufgabe (No. 8, Fall 2009). In NYC, he teaches at Hunter College and Columbia University School of the Arts. He lives in Brooklyn where he edits and designs books for Ugly Duckling Presse.

Admission is $5.00.

District of Columbia Arts Center is located at 2438 18th Street NW in Adams
Morgan, Washington, DC, between the Dupont Circle and Woodley Park metro
stations. For directions, see the DCAC web site at

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