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Poet of the week: Ilya Kaminsky


One day in 2004, I was contentedly wandering around in Pegasus Books in Berkeley when I came across a book of poetry called "dancing in Odessa." The poems are so expertly wrought, so tender and alive, it seemed like a book that would be important to me at that moment and a decade from then. It's 2014, and indeed, the writing still moves me in both new and familiar ways. Kaminsky's work shows me how I've changed and grown as much as it shows me who he is himself. So in 2004, I bought it and came to an event at Pegasus with the author. I came expecting to be enraptured, and it was in fact church. *********************** Tweet your thoughts to @Anita_Sarah. Thank you!


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