Matvei Yankelevich Talk a Success

What Is Small Press and Where Is it Going? A Talk with Matvei Yankelevich of Ugly Duckling Presse

On Wednesday February 12 at 5:00 pm, the Dartmouth Library Book Arts Workshop with the Russian Departmenet hosted a talk with Matvei Yankelevich of Ugly Duckling Presse in the East Reading Room in Baker Library.

Ugly Duckling Presse began its life as a xeroxed zine and slowly transformed into a Brooklyn-based nonprofit small press led by a volunteer collective that has brought out more than 250 titles to date. Throughout its history, UDP has favored emerging, international, and “forgotten” writers, and its books, chapbooks, artist’s books, broadsides, and periodicals often contain handmade and letterpress elements, calling attention to the labor and history of bookmaking.

Matvei Yankelevich is one of the founding members of the Ugly Duckling Presse editorial collective. At UDP, he curates the Eastern European Poets Series since 2002, and has co-edited 36 issues of the poetry magazine 6x6 and 40 issues of the Emergency Gazette, and has edited and designed countless books, chapbooks, and poetry broadsides. He teaches translation and book-making workshops, as well as literary seminars at Columbia University's School of the Arts, among other institutions, and is a member of the Writing faculty of the Milton Avery Graduate School of the Arts at Bard College.

The event was free and open to the public.

Sponsored by Dartmouth Library Book Arts Program and the Russian Department