Join us for an evening with visiting poet Anton Yakovlev. With readings from Anton, plus special guests Heather Tone and James Arthur (left to right, below).
Born in Moscow, Russia, Anton Yakovlev studied filmmaking and poetry at Harvard University. His latest poetry collection is Ordinary Impalers (Aldrich Press, 2017). His poems have appeared in The New Yorker, The Hopkins Review, Prelude, Measure, and elsewhere. The Last Poet of the Village, a book of translations of poetry by Sergei Esenin, is forthcoming from Sensitive Skin Books in 2017. He has also written and directed several short films.
Heather Tone is the recipient of the 2015 APR/Honickman First Book Prize for her collection Likenesses (Copper Canyon Press). She is also the author of a chapbook, Gestures (The Catenary Press). Her poetry has appeared in The Boston Review, The Colorado Review, Fence, and other journals. A graduate of the Iowa Writers’ Workshop, she now lives in Austin.
James Arthur was born in Connecticut and grew up in Toronto. His first book, Charms Against Lightning, was published by Copper Canyon Press. His poems have also appeared or are forthcoming in The New Yorker, Poetry, The New York Review of Books, The London Review of Books, The New Republic, Ploughshares, and The American Poetry Review. He has received the Amy Lowell Travelling Poetry Scholarship, a Hodder Fellowship, a Stegner Fellowship, a Discovery/The Nation Prize, and a Fulbright Scholarship to the Seamus Heaney Centre in Northern Ireland. Arthur lives in Baltimore and teaches at Johns Hopkins University.