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Ilya Kaminsky is the author of Dancing in Odessa (Tupelo Press, 2004), which won the American Academy of Arts and Letters’ Metcalf Award, a Lannan Fellowship, the Whiting Writers Award, the Dorset Prize, and other honors. Poems from his forthcoming book, Deaf Republic, were awarded the 2009 Levinson Prize by Poetry magazine. Kaminsky co-edited the Ecco Anthology of International Poetry (Harper Collins, 2010), and serves as the poetry editor for Poetry International and Words Without Borders. He is the co-founder of Poets for Peace, a group that holds free, donation-optional readings to raise funds for international relief organizations such as Doctors Without Borders and Survivors International.