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Ilya Kaminsky
Ilya Kaminsky was born in Odessa, former Soviet Union in 1977, and arrived in the United States in 1993, when his family was granted asylum by the American government. He is the author of Dancing In Odessa (Tupelo Press, 2004) which won the Whiting Writer's Award, the American Academy of Arts and... show more

Ilya Kaminsky was born in Odessa, former Soviet Union in 1977, and arrived in the United States in 1993, when his family was granted asylum by the American government. He is the author of Dancing In Odessa (Tupelo Press, 2004) which won the Whiting Writer's Award, the American Academy of Arts and Letters' Metcalf Award, the Dorset Prize, the Ruth Lilly Fellowship given annually by Poetry magazine. In 2008, Kaminsky was awarded the Lannan Foundation's Literary Fellowship, and in 2009, poems from his manuscript, Deaf Republic, were awarded Poetry magazine's Levinson Prize. Currently, Kaminsky teaches Contemporary World Poetry, Creative Writing, and Literary Translation in the Master of Fine Arts Program in Creative Writing at San Diego State University.
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Birth date: April 18, 1977
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Chris' Fish Place
Chris' Fish Place rated it 9 months ago
t's interesting using this book in a class. The Swan stories are the most popular, and the quiet ones about relationships confuse people for some reason. I liked "Warm-Mouth" far more on this re-read.Old ReviewThere is a misnomer on the cover of this book. Some short stories in this volume have not...
Joelle's Bibliofile
Joelle's Bibliofile rated it 1 year ago
An eclectic collection of re-imagined tales by some well-known and respected authors, primarily hailing from the fantasy/science fiction section. As in most anthologies, there is variation in the quality of the stories-hence the three-star rating. Some were pretty experimental, while others more c...
Chris' Fish Place
Chris' Fish Place rated it 5 years ago
I liked the other volume better. I can't figure out if it is because I'm a woman or because it was simply better. However, there a few essays that are worth it, like the one about Jack and the Beanstalk. If you like Neil Gaiman and/or Jeff Vandermeer, you should know each has an essay in this.
Chris' Fish Place
Chris' Fish Place rated it 6 years ago
There is a misnomer on the cover of this book. Some short stories in this volume have not been commissioned for the book. Several of them have appeared in various magazines and collections (some have appeared over a decade ago).This is okay, for this is the first time that they are all collected t...
I'll think of a damn title later
I'll think of a damn title later rated it 7 years ago
...Wow. That's all I can really think to say at this point.Like most people, I love fairy tales. They're profound, grotesque, heartbreaking, hilarious, and have been proven themselves to be memorable as they're ingrained in popular culture. The stories in this book are either retellings of popular f...
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