Ilya Kaminsky and Dunya Mikhail

Ilya Kaminsky by Cybele Knowles, 2013, courtesy of the University of Arizona Poetry Center; Dunya Mikhail by Nina Subin

Words and Ideas

An Evening with Ilya Kaminsky and Dunya Mikhail

Two Poets on Exile, War, and Love

Wednesday, March 25, 7:30 pm

About the Program

Experience the work of two esteemed poets who view writing as a means of rescuing the human spirit from the ruins of war and authoritarianism. Ukrainian-born writer and 2019 National Jewish Book Award winner Ilya Kaminsky reads from his urgent parable Deaf Republic, which questions a society’s collective silence in the face of atrocity. Dunya Mikhail shares some of the spellbinding works she has penned since fleeing Iraq, which envision a future beyond violence. Afterward, listen as these distinguished poets converse with author and literary curator Louise Steinman.

A book signing follows the program. Books available for purchase.