Ilya Kaminsky

/Ukraine, United States of America, 1977
Ilya Kaminsky

(Ukraine, USA), born in 1977 in Odessa, and arrived to the USA in 1993, when his family was granted asylum by the American government. Ilya is the author of Dancing In Odessa (2004) which won numerous prizes and was declared the Best Poetry Book of the Year 2004 by ForeWord Magazine. In late 1990s, he co-founded Poets For Peace, an organization which sponsors poetry readings in the United States and abroad with the goal of supporting such relief organizations as Doctors Without Borders and Survivors International. Ilya lived as a Writer In Residence at Phillips Exeter Academy and taught poetry at numerous literary centers, colleges and universities. Currently, he teaches Contemporary World Poetry, Creative Writing, and Literary Translation in the Master of Fine Arts Program in Creative Writing at San Diego State University .


/ 9am bombardment

/ In our time

/ Ms. veronina

/ Stranger

/ To live

/ We lived happily during the war