Live Discussion with Ilya Kaminsky

The latest installment of the Live Discussion series featured poet Ilya Kaminsky, one of this fall’s Ida Cordelia Beam Distinguished Visiting Professors at the University of Iowa. Mr. Kaminsky participated in an on-line chat about his poetry, his humanitarian work, his career as a translator and editor, as well as other literary topics. The chat took place Sept. 19th from 10:30 – 11:30 a.m. (Central Time).

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Kaminsky is the author of two volumes of poetry, and his work has been recognized by the Lannan Foundation, PEN America, the National Book Critics Circle, and the Whiting Foundation, among others. Kaminsky, who has been deaf since the age of four, has also received Poetry magazine’s prestigious Levinson Prize for poems from his new manuscript, Deaf Republic. In addition to his creative work, Kaminski is the co-founder of Poets for Peace, an organization which sponsors poetry readings in the U.S. and abroad with a goal of supporting such relief organizations as Doctors Without Borders and Survivors International.