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Ilya Kaminsky, The Aetna Visiting Writer-In-Residence

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

Storrs Campus
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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.”

Contact:

anna.ziering@uconn.edu

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

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