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Ilya Kaminsky and Katie Farris

Ilya Kaminsky and Katie Farris

Decatur Library Auditorium

January 16, 2020, 7:15 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

Join us for a poetry reading with Ilya Kaminsky and Katie Farris. Doors open at 6:30. Event is free and open to the public. Books will be available to purchase and have signed. Kaminsky is the author of Dancing in Odessa, which won the Tupelo Press Dorset Prize, the American Academy of Arts and Letters’ Metcalf Award, and ForeWord Magazine’s Best Poetry Book of the Year award, and has been translated into French and Romanian. Traveling Musicians is a selection of his poems originally written in Russian. His most recent collection is Deaf Republic. He co-edited, with Susan Harris, the Ecco Anthology of International Poetry, and edited and co-translated Polina Barskova’s This Lamentable City. He has also served as the editor of the online journal In Posse Review. His honors include a Whiting Writers’ Award, the Milton Center’s Award for Excellence in Writing, the Florence Kahn Memorial Award, Poetry magazine’s Levinson Prize as well as their Ruth Lilly Fellowship, Philips Exeter Academy’s George Bennett Fellowship, a Lannan Foundation fellowship, and an Academy of American Poets fellowship. He holds the Margaret T. and Henry C. Bourne Jr Chair in Poetry and directs the Poetry@Tech Program at Georgia Tech. Katie Farris is the author of the hybrid-form text boysgirlsboysgirls has been lauded as “truly innovative” by The Prague Post, and as “a tour de force” by Robert Coover. She is also the author of the chapbooks Thirteen Intimacies and Mother Superior in Hell. Most recently she is the winner of Fairy Tale Review’s Flash Fairy Tale Prize, the 2018 Anne Halley Poetry Prize from the Massachusetts Review, and the 2017 Orison Anthology Prize in Fiction. Her work has appeared in literary journals including Poetry, The Believer, Verse, and The Massachusetts Review. She is the co-translator of several books of poetry from the French, Chinese, and Russian, including Gossip and Metaphysics: Russian Modernist Poems and Prose. She graduated with an MFA from Brown University, and is currently Associate Professor of Literature, Media, and Communication at Georgia Institute of Technology.