Poetry Surgery with Ilya Kaminsky

Poetry Surgery with Ilya Kaminsky

In-depth 1-2-1 discussion on your poetry with Ilya Kaminsky

This is a rare opportunity for feedback on your work from poet, editor and translator Ilya Kaminsky, author of Deaf Republic (Faber) and Dancing In Odessa (Tupelo Press), and the recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship, the Whiting Writer’s Award, and the American Academy of Arts and Letters’ Metcalf Award.

Ilya will spend 22 June resident at the Poetry School, with four one-hour slots available, for in-depth one-to-one discussion on your poetry; so book a slot and prepare a selection of poems-in-progress for advice and guidance.

The following slots are available:

10.30–11.30am
11.45am–12.45pm
2.00–3.00pm
3.15–4.15pm

To book your session with Ilya, click ‘purchase course’ and then select a slot from the drop-down menu. You may submit up to 6 poems of no more than 150 lines total. Poems should be sent to administration[at]poetryschool.com no less than 2 weeks before your session.

All classes will be in our offices at 1 Dock Offices, Surrey Quays Road, Canada Water, SE16 2XU. The venue is a 2-minute walk from Canada Water Station. Take the ‘Lower Road’ exit from the station onto Surrey Quays Road, then walk straight ahead, crossing over Deal Porters Way, and the Dock Offices come up on the left. The door for the school is at the far end of the building.

More information about how all our face-to-face courses work can be found on the Face-to-Face courses page.

(Image credit: ‘Greta D. Sibley’)

About Ilya Kaminsky View Profile

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. Ilya is the author of Deaf Republic (Graywolf Press) and Dancing In Odessa (Tupelo Press). He has also co-edited and co-translated many other books, including Ecco Anthology of International Poetry (Harper Collins) and Dark Elderberry Branch: Poems of Marina Tsvetaeva (Alice James Books). His awards include the Guggenheim Fellowship, the Whiting Writer’s Award, the American Academy of Arts and Letters’ Metcalf Award, Lannan Foundation’s Fellowship and the NEA Fellowship. His poems regularly appear in Best American Poetry and Pushcart Prize anthologies. He has also been awarded Poetry magazine’s Levinson Prize. Dancing In Odessa was named the Best Book of the Year by Foreword magazine. Recently, he was on the short-list for Neustadt International Literature Prize. His poems have been translated over twenty languages, and his books have been published in many countries including Turkey, Holland, Russia, France, Mexico, Macedonia, Romania, Spain and China, where his poetry was awarded the Yinchuan International Poetry Prize. Kaminsky has worked as a law clerk for San Francisco Legal Aid and the National Immigration Law Center. He currently works as the Court Appointed Special Advocate for Orphaned Children in Southern California. Currently, he holds the Bourne Chair in Poetry at Georgia Institute of Technology and lives in Atlanta.

‘The Poetry School has been essential to my development as a poet. I have found a community of people who share my love of poetry.’

~ Autumn 2018 survey response

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