Ugly Duckling Presse Feature, with Matvei Yankelevich and Noel Black, Saturday April 21, 2012

Saturday, April 21, 2012, at 7 p.m. at Counterpath hosted “Buy, Sell, Trade: The Chapbook Press in the 21st Century, and the Story of Ugly Duckling Presse,” with a talk and presentation by Ugly Duckling Presse founder Matvei Yankelevich and a reading by Ugly Duckling Presse author Noel Black (unfortunately our video cut off before Noel’s reading).

Counterpath carries the full range of Ugly Duckling Presse titles, and you can find out more about Ugly Duckling Presse here.

Matvei Yankelevich is the author of the poetry collection Alpha Donut (United Artists Books), a novel in fragments called Boris by the Sea (Octopus Books), and several poetry chapbooks. He is the translator and editor of Today I Wrote Nothing: The Selected Writings of Daniil Kharms (Overlook Press). He is one of the founding editors of Ugly Duckling Presse, a Brooklyn-based non-profit publisher. He belongs to the writing faculty of the Milton Avery Graduate School of the Arts at Bard College, and has taught at Columbia University, Hunter College, and most recently at Colorado College.

Noel Black is the author of Uselysses (Ugly Duckling Press, 2011) lives in Colorado Springs with his wife, artist Marina Eckler, and their son Ursen. Co-founder with Ed Berrigan of LOG Magazine and publisher of Angry Dog Midget Editions in the late 1990s, he has since worked as a writer and producer for a wide variety of media outlets including The Stranger and WNYC. He currently works as a producer for KRCC public radio. He is the author of half-a-dozen chapbooks including Hulktrans (Owl Press) and In The City of Word People (Blue Press, 2008). “I love Noel Black’s poems. They are fragrant and strong. Also there’s the basic thing—he’s just got an interesting mind.” —Eileen Myles