(Thursday) 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
51 N. Swinton Avenue
Palm Beach Poetry Festival Presents Readings by Ilya Kaminsky, Dana Levin, and Reginald Gibbons, followed by book signing in the Festival Book Store, located in the Ocean
Palm Beach Poetry Festival Presents
Readings by Ilya Kaminsky, Dana Levin, and Reginald Gibbons, followed by book signing in the Festival Book Store, located in the Ocean Breeze Room in the Crest Theatre Building.
ABOUT REGINALD GIBBONS Born and raised in Houston, Reginald Gibbons earned his BA in Spanish and Portuguese from Princeton University, and both his MA in English and creative writing and his PhD in comparative literature from Stanford University. Gibbons is the author of Last Lake (University of Chicago Press, 2016), Slow Trains Overhead: Chicago Poems and Stories (University of Chicago Press, 2010), and Creatures of a Day: Poems (LSU Press, 2008). He is the Frances Hooper Professor of Arts and Humanities at Northwestern University and lives in Evanston, Illinois.
ABOUT ILYANA KAMINSKY (born April 18, 1977 in Odessa, Soviet Union, now Ukraine) is a Russian-American poet, critic, translator and professor. He began to write poetry seriously as a teenager in Odessa, publishing a chapbook in Russian entitled The Blessed City. His first published poetry collection in English was a chapbook, Musica Humana (Chapiteau Press, 2002). His second collection in English, Dancing in Odessa (Tupelo Press, 2004), earned him a 2005 Whiting Writers’ Award, the American Academy of Arts and Letters Metcalf Award, the Ruth Lilly Fellowship, and the Dorset Prize, and was named the 2005 ForeWord Magazine Book of the Year in Poetry. In 2008, he was awarded a Lannan Literary Fellowship. His poems have appeared in literary journals and magazines including The Kenyon Review, New Republic, Harvard Review, and Poetry. His latest book is Deaf Republic (Graywolf, 2019).
ABOUT DANA LEVIN Dana Levin’s most recent book of poetry is the remarkable Banana Palace (Copper Canyon Press, 2016). Her first book, In the Surgical Theatre, won the 1999 American Poetry Review/Honickman First Book Prize and went on to receive nearly every award available to first books and emerging poets. Copper Canyon Press also published her books, Wedding Day, in 2005 and Sky Burial in 2011. Levin’s poetry and essays have appeared in many anthologies and magazines, including The Best American Poetry 2015, The Arcadia Project: North American Post-Modern Pastoral, The New York Times, Los Angeles Review of Books, Boston Review, The AmericanPoetry Review, and Poetry. Her work has received fellowships and awards from the National Endowment for the Arts, PEN, the Witter Bynner Foundation and the Library of Congress, as well as the Rona Jaffe, Whiting and Guggenheim Foundations. A teacher of poetry for over twenty years, Levin splits her time between Santa Fe, New Mexico and Maryville University in St. Louis, where she serves as Distinguished Writer in Residence.