Ilya Kaminsky

b. 1977
Ilya Kaminsky

Ilya Kaminsky was born in Odessa, former USSR, and came to the US in 1993. He is the author of Dancing in Odessa (Tupelo Press, 2004) and currently teaches poetry and comparative literature at San Diego State University.

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