Monday Poets at the Free Library of Philadelphia

Date: 
Monday, August 5, 2019 - 6:30pm - 8:00pm
Location: 
Parkway Central Library 1901
Philadelphia, PA 19103
United States

Jericho Brown's first book of poetry Please (New Issues, 2008) won the American Book Award. The New Testament (Copper Canyon, 2014) was named one of the best books of the year by Library Journal and won the Anisfield-Wolf book award. His latest collection is The Tradition (Copper Canyon, 2019) He has a Ph.D from the University of Houston; and he directs the writing program at Emory University. His poems have appeared in The Nation, The New Yorker, and The Paris Review, and have been chosen several times for the Best American Poetry series.

Ilya Kaminsky was born in Odessa in the old Soviet Union. He has been deaf since the age of four. His family immigrated to the U.S. in 1994 and he began writing poetry in English, a language he calls a "parallel reality" for him, having grown up with Russian. His books include Dancing in Odessa (Tupelo, 2004), and Deaf Republic (Graywolf, 2019). Traveling Musicians (2007) is a collection of his poetry in Russian.He has a law degree from the University of California; and teaches creative writing at San Diego State University.

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Arts and Culture
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Literature
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American (United States)