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Ilya Kaminsky: August 6 & 7, 2016


Dămfīno  is excited to host a summer workshop at The Barred Owl Retreat (88 Marshall Street, Leicester MA 01543) on August 6 & 7, 2016, led by Ilya Kaminsky. This workshop will be limited to 15 registrants. 

Registration Fee: $300.00 (includes light refreshments and lunch) 
If there are less than 10 participants, this workshop will be cancelled.

Workshop Description: 
“We will talk about various ways poets learn from other poets, across times, traditions, geographical boundaries. How do they borrow from each others’ works, and what can we learn from that for our own writing? The class will be divided into two parts: conversation about craft, and conversation about our own work. Everyone in the group will get feedback on their own writing as well as many new ideas for revision and for future poems.”

Ilya Kaminsky was born in Odessa, former Soviet Union in 1977, and arrived to the United States in 1993, when his family was granted asylum by the American government. He is the author of Dancing In Odessa and editor or translator of many other books. His books have been translated into numerous languages and published in Turkey, Holland, Russia, France, Mexico, Mecedonia, Romania, Spain and China, where his poetry was awarded the Yinchuan International Poetry Prize. His other awards include Whiting Writer’s Award, the American Academy of Arts and Letters’ Metcalf Award, and the Lannan Foundation’s Literary Fellowship. He was recently shortlisted for Neustadt International Prize for Literature.