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Ilya Kaminsky, The Aetna Visiting Writer-In-Residence

Tuesday, March 16, 2021
6:00pm – 8:00pm

Storrs Campus

Ilya Kaminsky is the author of three books of poetry, including the widely acclaimed Deaf Republic, a finalist for the 2019 National Book Award for Poetry. He is the editor of several anthologies, among them The Ecco Anthology of International Poetry. With Jean Valentine, he has co-translated Dark Elderberry Branch: Poems of Marina Tsvetaeva. Born in the former Soviet Union city of Odessa, Kaminsky 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. The Philadelphia Inquirer observes that “[l]ike Joseph Brodsky before him, Kaminsky is a terrifyingly good poet, another poet from the former U.S.S.R. who, having adopted English, has come to put us native speakers to shame.”


Creative Writing Program (primary), College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, UConn Master Calendar

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