Anton Yakovlev

Anton Yakovlev's poems have appeared in The New Yorker, The Hopkins Review, Prelude, Measure, The Stockholm Review of Literature, Amarillo Bay, and elsewhere.


He is the author of three poetry chapbooks: Ordinary Impalers (Aldrich Press, 2017), The Ghost of Grant Wood (Finishing Line Press, 2015), and Neptune Court (The Operating System, 2015). The Last Poet of the Village, a book of translations of poetry by Sergei Esenin, is forthcoming from Sensitive Skin Books.


Yakovlev won the 2016 KGB Poetry Annual Open-Mic Contest and was a finalist for the 2016 Howard Nemerov Sonnet Award. His work has been profiled in The Huffington Post, The Arts Fuse, and At the Inkwell, among others.


Born in Moscow, Russia, he studied filmmaking and poetry at Harvard University and has also written and directed several short films. He works in academic publishing in New York City and is the current education director at the Bowery Poetry Club, where he also curates the Triangle Quarterly reading series. He co-hosts the Carmine Street Metrics series in Manhattan and the Rutherford Red Wheelbarrow series in Rutherford, New Jersey.

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