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Katie Farris & Ilya Kaminsky
April 30 @ 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Katie Farris is the author of Standing in the Forest of Being Alive, Alice James Books, 2023 and A Net to Catch My Body in its Weaving, winner of the 2021 Chad Walsh Poetry Award.She is also the author of the hybrid-form text boysgirls, (Marick Press, 2011; Tupelo Press 2019), and the chapbooks Thirteen Intimacies (Fivehundred Places, 2017), and Mother Superior in Hell (Dancing Girl, 2019). She is winner of poetry awards from Beloit Poetry Journal, Fairy Tale Review, Massachusetts Review, and the Orison Anthology Prize in Fiction. Her work has appeared American Poetry Review, Granta, The Atlantic Monthly, The Nation, and Poetry, and has been commissioned by MoMA. She is the co-translator of several books of poetry from the French, Chinese, and Russian, including Gossip and Metaphysics: Russian Modernist Poems and Prose. She graduated with an MFA from Brown University, and is currently Associate Professor at Princeton University.
Ilya Kaminsky was born in Odessa, former Soviet Union in 1977, and arrived to the United States in 1993, when his family was granted asylum by the American government. He is the author of Deaf Republic (Graywolf Press) and Dancing In Odessa (Tupelo Press) and co-editor and co-translated many other books. His poems have been translated into over twenty languages, and his books are published in many countries, including Turkey, Netherlands, Germany, Russia, France, Mexico, Macedonia, Romania, Spain and China, where his poetry was awarded the Yinchuan International Poetry Prize. In 2019, Kaminsky was selected by BBC as “one of the 12 artists that changed the world.” Deaf Republic was named Best Book of the Year by NPR, Washington Post, New York Times Book Review, Times Literary Supplement, Publishers Weekly, Financial Times, The Guardian, Irish Times, Library Journal, The Telegraph, New Statesman, Slate, Vanity Fair, Lithub, Huffington Post, The New York Public Library, The American Library Association. He is the winner of the LA Times Book Prize, Anisfield-Wolf Book Award in Poetry, National Jewish Book Award and Finalist for the National Book Award, National Book Critics Circle Book Award, PEN/Jean Stein Award, Kingsley Tufts Award, Forward Prize (UK), and the T.S. Eliot Prize (UK).
Ilya Kaminsky has worked as a law clerk for San Francisco Legal Aid and the National Immigration Law Center. More recently, he worked pro-bono as the Court Appointed Special Advocate for Orphaned Children in Southern California. He has held the Bourne Chair in Poetry at the Georgia Institute of Technology. Now he is a professor at Princeton University.Download Reading Program