Sunday, March 15, 2009

Ilya Kaminsky Shares His Poetry With Amherst College

On Thursday, March 5 SDSU creative writing professor Ilya Kaminsky was invited to read from his poetry at the Center for Russian Culture on the campus of Amherst College. In promoting this event, Amherst College's Creative Writing Center and the Department of Russian (sponsors of the event) reminded us that when Kaminsky was awarded with a Metcalf Award, the American Academy of Arts and Letters wrote, “With his magical style in English, poems in [Kaminsky’s collection] Dancing In Odessa seem like a literary counterpart to Chagall in which laws of gravity have been suspended and colors reassigned, but only to make everyday reality that much more indelible.”

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