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.