Sunday, December 20, 2009


I can now officially announce that Octopus Books' fourth full-length book of poems, Matvei Yankelevich's Boris by the Sea, is now available for purchase. Please buy it from SPD here, from Octopus directly, or demand that your small press friendly bookstore order a few for you. 

Matvei's Boris is a work of existential theater that destroys the distance between puppeteer and puppet, between ego and id, between what is real and what is absurd. Consisting of prose, poems, and plays, the book creates its own world and then confronts the loneliness of having to exist within one's own creation. Like Daniil Kharms, Yankelevich has written a a children's book for only the bravest of adults.