Foreign settings coupled with familiar concepts and human perceptions seduce the reader into these possible worlds.Read More
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A skeleton key has been “reduced to its essential parts.” 
Revising a poem to what you want to say—need to say—is much of the work required on your journey to create something worthwhile. As you craft a poem, you sculpt language, razor away distraction, dissolve false paths, abolish esoteric digressions, and so on—until you have done the hard labor that encourages a valuable reading experience with a generous, thought-provoking takeaway. Each poem is the wheel anew, conjured as if out of nothing.
Managing Editor for the SVJ
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In late 2016, Anton Yakovlev released Ordinary Impalers (Kelsay Books). Yakovlev was born in Moscow, then studied poetry and film at Harvard. Yakovlev has released two poetry chapbooks, The Ghost of Grant Wood (Finishing Line Press, 2015) and Neptune Court (The Operating System, 2015). His poems have appeared in The New Yorker, The Hopkins Review and The Stockholm Review of Literature. Yakovlev has translated the poetry of Sergei Esenin and directed short films.Read More