Ilya KAMINSKY is the author of Dancing In Odessa (2004) which won the Whiting Writer's Award, the American Academy of Arts and Letters' Metcalf Award, the Dorset Prize, and the Ruth Lilly Fellowship given annually by Poetry magazine, and was named Best Poetry Book of the Year 2004 by ForeWord Magazine. In 2008, he received Lannan Foundation's Literary Fellowship; in 2009, poems from his manuscript Deaf Republic were awarded Poetry magazine's Levinson Prize. The anthology of 20th century poetry in translation he edited, Ecco Anthology of International Poetry, appeared in 2010. Kaminsky is also the editor of Poetry International and the poetry editor of Words Without Borders. He teaches at San Diego State University.
On 3/23/18 the poet, journalist, and activist Harris KHALIQUE (IWP '15) received the prestigious Award for Pride of Performance for poetry from the President of Pakistan.