Ilya Kaminsky (UKR/US)
Ilya Kaminsky (UKR/US), was born in Ukraine in 1977 and arrived to the United States in 1993, when his family was granted asylum by the American government. His poetry has won many awards, including American Academy of Arts and Letters' Metcalf Prize and Lannan Foundation Award, and his books have been translated into many languages, and published in Turkey, Russia, Spain, Romania, Macedonia, Holland, France, Mexico, and China where he was awarded Yinchuan Prize. He is the editor of Ecco Anthology of International Poetry which has been called "a classic." Recently, he was shortlisted for the Neustadt International Prize for Literature. He is the professor of Literature at San Diego State University.