Writers at Rutgers Reading Series | Ilya Kaminsky
When: Wednesday, March 04, 2020, 08:00pm
Where: Rutgers Student Center Multipurpose Room
Category: Writers at Rutgers Reading Series, 2019-2020 Writers at Rutgers Reading Series
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Ilya Kaminsky is the writer of the widely acclaimed Deaf Republic (Graywolf, 2019), which Kevin Young, writing in The New Yorker, called a work of “profound imagination.” Poems from Deaf Republic were awarded Poetry magazine's Levinson Prize and the Pushcart Prize. He is also the author of Dancing In Odessa (Tupelo Press, 2004), and Musica Humana (Chapiteau Press, 2002). Kaminsky has won the Whiting Writer's Award, the American Academy of Arts and Letters' Metcalf Award, the Dorset Prize, a Ruth Lilly Fellowship, and the Foreword Magazine’s Best Poetry Book of the Year award. Recently, he was on the short-list for the Neusdadt International Literature Prize. He is the editor of several anthologies, among them The Ecco Anthology of International Poetry (Ecco, 2010); A God in the House: Poets Talk About Faith (Tupelo Press, 2012); and In the Shape of the Human Body I am Visiting the Earth: Poems from Far and Wide (McSweeney's, 2017). Kaminsky was born in the former Soviet Union city of Odessa. He lost most of his hearing at the age of four after a doctor misdiagnosed mumps as a cold, and his family was granted political asylum by the United States in 1993, settling in Rochester, New York. He teaches for the MFA program at San Diego State University.