KAMINSKY, Ilya

KAMINSKY, Ilya
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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.

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  • To mark PEN International’s centennial, Words Without Borders has published a sampler of works by writers committed to freedom of expression. Algerian novelist and scholar Med MAGANI is among them.

  • A fall harvest of book reviews coming in: of The Others by Sarah BLAU (translated from the Hebrew by Daniella Zamir); of LO Yi-Chin’s Farewell, translated from the Chinese by Jeremy TIANG; of Véronique TADJO’s In the Company of Men

  • A fascinating interview with IWP’s Senior Advisor, professor Peter Nazareth, retired from UI’s English Department in spring 2021, after nearly five decades of teaching.

  • Word reaches us that poet HU Xudong  胡续冬, who also taught comparative and world literatures at Peking University (Beida), specializing in Latin American literatures, passed away unexpectedly. RIP, Hu Xudong…

  • We note with sadness the passing of Hiroshi SAKAGAMI 坂上 弘, whose long novelistic career garnered him major literary and cultural honors. A former president of the Japan Writers’ Association, he was until his retirement also the director of Keio University Press.

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