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Matvei Yankelevich and Charles Bernstein, In Conversation

By Harriet Staff

The new episode of Art on Air’s “Close Listening” features this conversation between Matvei Yankelevich and Charles Bernstein.

From the website:

Matvei Yankelevich talks with Charles Bernstein about “Some Words for Dr. Vogt,” his grandmother Yelenna Bonner and growing up in an American center of Soviet dissidence, the relation of Soviet samizdat and small press publishing in North America, the formation and operation of Ugly Duckling Presse, the importance of book design, Russian poets of the modernist period and of the 1920s, and 1930, wih special reference to Daniel Kharms and Alexander Vvedensky, and the translation into English of contemporary Russian poets, including Dmitri Prigov and Lev Rubinstein.

Head here to listen.

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Posted in Poetry News on Tuesday, September 11th, 2012 by Harriet Staff.