Ilya Kaminsky

Finalist, 2019 National Book Awards

Ilya Kaminsky was born in the former Soviet Union and is now an American citizen. He is the author of Deaf Republic, a finalist for The Forward Prize for Best Collection, and Dancing in Odessa, and coeditor of The Ecco Anthology of International Poetry.
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Deaf Republic

ISBN 9781555978310 Graywolf Press

At once a love story, an elegy, and an urgent plea—Ilya Kaminsky’s long-awaited Deaf Republic confronts our time’s vicious atrocities and our collective silence in the face of them. More about this book >

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Ilya Kaminsky

Ilya Kaminsky was born in the former Soviet Union and is now an American citizen. He is the author of Deaf Republic, a finalist for The Forward Prize for Best Collection, and Dancing in Odessa, and co-editor of The Ecco Anthology of International Poetry. He has received a Whiting Award, a Lannan Literary Fellowship, and a Guggenheim Fellowship, and was named a finalist for the Neustadt International Prize for Literature. His work has been translated into more than twenty languages.

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