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2016 Poetry Seminar Faculty: Ilya Kaminsky

Ilya Kaminsky

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Ilya Kaminsky is the author of Dancing in Odessa (Tupelo Press), which won the American Academy of Arts and Letters’ Metcalf Award, Whiting Writers Award, Ruth Lilly Fellowship, Lannan Literary Fellowship and many other distinctions. It was translated in many languages, and published all over the world, including Turkey, France, Russia, Macedonia, Spain, Mexico, and China, where it was awarded Yinchuan International Poetry Prize. His new work in progress, Deaf Republic, has received a Pushcart Prize and Poetry magazine’s Levinson award. Ilya has also translated many books, most recently Dark Elderberry Branch: Poems of Marina Tsvetaeva, co-translated with Jean Valentine (Alice James Books). His anthology Ecco Anthology of International Poetry, co-edited with Susan Harris (Harper Collins), has been called a “classic” in its genre.


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Date: January 25, 2016