Ilya Kaminsky

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Birthday
18, 1977
Birthplace
Ukraine
Birth Sign
Aries
Birthday
18, 1977 (age 41)
Birthplace
Ukraine

About

Soviet-born poet, translator, academic, and literary critic known for Dancing in Odessa and other works. He was a recipient of both the Lannan Literary Fellowship and the Whiting Writers' Award.

Before Fame

He received a B.A. from Georgetown University and a J.D. from the University of California's Hastings College of Law.

Trivia

He became mostly deaf at age four.

Family Life

He married Katie Farris, an American author and academic.

Associated With

He and Dana Gioia both lived in California at various points during their literary careers.