Eugene Ostashevsky is a Russian-American poet, translator, and scholar. His books of poetry include Literature and The Life And Opinions Of Dj Spinoza, both published by Ugly Duckling Presse in Brooklyn. He has appeared in Best American Poetry, SA and received awards from the Fund for Poetry, the New York Foundation for the Arts, and the Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst (DAAD). Ostashevsky has received the National Translation Award, the Best Translated Book Award, the NEA, and the PEN / Heim for his translations of Alexander Vvedensky and Daniil Kharms. As a librettist for contemporary classical music, he has performed his work internationally.
fivehundred places is an independent publication founded in 2012 by Jason Dodge. With a single printing of 500 copies, each book will find itself in one of 500 places. On the cover of each book is a dead scissor by Paul Elliman.