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Ilya Kaminsky

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Full Name Ilya Kaminsky
Profession Poet
Date of Birth April 18 , 1977
Current Age 46 years
Birth Country Ukraine
Nationality Ukrainian
Birth Sign Aries
Dead or Alive Alive ( 46 years old)

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Ilya Kaminsky is one of the famous Poet, who was born on the memorable day of April 18 in the year 1977. Ilya Kaminsky is a proud citizen of Ukraine.

Soviet-born poet, translator, academic, and literary critic known for Dancing in Odessa and other works. He was a recipient of both the Lannan Literary Fellowship and the Whiting Writers’ Award.

Over the years, not only have skills been honed, but a significant impact has also been made in the professional field. Whether it's through work, public appearances, or contributions to the community, Ilya Kaminsky continues to be an inspiration for many.

Personal Information

Details about Ilya Kaminsky
Popular As: Ilya Kaminsky
First Name: Ilya
Last Name: Kaminsky
Gender: Male
Birthday: April 18
Birth Year: 1977
Age: 46-years
Education: Georgetown University; Brighton High School; University of California College of the Law, San Francisco


He received a B.A. from Georgetown University and a J.D. from the University of California’s Hastings College of Law.

He became mostly deaf at age four.


He married Katie Farris, an American author and academic. He and Dana Gioia both lived in California at various points during their literary careers.

Ilya Kaminsky Timeline

His family was granted asylum to live in the United States in 1993 due to anti-semitism in Ukraine, and settled in Rochester, New York.
He started to write poems in English in 1994.
Kaminsky is the author of critically acclaimed collections of poetry, Dancing in Odesa (2004) and Deaf Republic (2019).
In 2018, Kaminsky published in The New York Times Magazine a widely discussed lyric essay about deafness and his return to Odesa, Ukraine, after many years away.
In 2019, the BBC named Kaminsky among "12 Artists who changed the world".