An Evening with Ilya Kaminsky & Katie Farris
Ilya Kaminsky is the author of the widely acclaimed Deaf Republic (Graywolf, 2019), a finalist for
the 2019 National Book Award for Poetry. Poems from Deaf Republic were awarded Poetry
magazine’s Levinson Prize and the Pushcart Prize. He is also the author of Dancing In Odessa
(Tupelo Press, 2004) and Musica Humana (Chapiteau Press, 2002)… He is on the creative writing faculty at Princeton University. Garth Greenwell called Kaminsky “the most brilliant poet of his generation, one of the world’s few geniuses.”
Katie Farris is a poet, writer of hybrid forms, and translator. Her poetry has been called
“extraordinary” by both Paris Review and The Los Angeles Review of Books, while The Literary
Review commented on the “immersive magic and unforgettable imagery” of Farris’s writing. Her
most recent book is Standing in the Forest of Being Alive (Alice James Books, 2023.) Farris is also
the award-winning translator of several books of poetry and she writes prose about cancer, the body,
and its relationship to writing.
During their time in Livingston, Kaminsky & Farris will also teach a free poetry writing workshop for local middle and high school students (Friday, October 20 from 1-2:30 p.m.) at the Livingston-Park County Public Library.