The Poetry Society Annual Lecture will this year be given by Ilya Kaminisky on poetry in a time in crisis.
The lecture is free to attend and will take place at the Yoko Ono Centre in Liverpool at 7.30pm on the Monday 15th of May. Focusing on poets from Ukraine, and including examples from many of the poets writing out of the current conflict, Kaminsky will also draw on a wider historical context (discussing poets such as Paul Celan) as well as poems that touch on contemporary crisis in the West (referencing poets such as m nourbeSe philip).
Selected by the BBC as ‘one of the 12 artists that changed the world’, Kaminsky is author of the award-winning collections Dancing in Odessa and Deaf Republic – poems which confront the atrocities of our time and our collective silence in the face of them. Born in Odesa, Ukraine in 1977, he’s lived in the United States since 1993 when his family was granted asylum. He is Professor of Poetry at Princeton University.