Ilya Kaminsky - Poet Presented by Pittsburgh Arts & Lectures | Carnegie Lecture Hall | Lecture, Literary | Pittsburgh City Paper

Lecture, Literary

Ilya Kaminsky - Poet Presented by Pittsburgh Arts & Lectures

When: Thu., March 7, 7 p.m.

Poet Ilya Kaminsky was born in the former Soviet Union city of Odessa. He lost most of his hearing at the age of four after a doctor misdiagnosed mumps as a cold. After his father’s death in 1994, Kaminsky began to write poems in English. He explained in an interview with the Adirondack Review, “I chose English because no one in my family or friends knew it—no one I spoke to could read what I wrote. I myself did not know the language. It was a parallel reality, an insanely beautiful freedom. It still is.”

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