Robert Fitterman is the author of 12 books, including war, the musical and Notes On Conceptualisms (with Vanessa Place) and rob the plagiarist. His latest book, Sprawl:Metropolis 30A is the fourth book, and likely the last, of his Metropolis series. He teaches writing and poetry at New York University and in the Bard College, Milton Avery School of Graduate Studies.
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 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.