Ilya Kaminsky

Ilya Kaminsky was born in Odessa, in the former USSR, and came to America in 1993, when his family was granted asylum by the US government in order to get Ilya treatment for deafness. His most recent book, Deaf Republic, will be released in March, 2019. He also is the author of Dancing In Odessa, which won the American Academy of Arts and Letters’ Metcalf Award, Whiting Writers Award, Lannan Fellowship and other honors. That book was translated into Dutch, Spanish, Chinese, Romanian, Russian, French and several other languages, and various editions appeared all over the world. Ilya has also co-edited Ecco Anthology of International Poetry (Harper Collins) which is widely used as a textbook in universities in the USA and abroad. He has also co-edited and translated a number of other critically acclaimed volumes. Ilya currently lives in Atlanta, Georgia.