Dr. Ilya Kaminsky, the Bourne Chair in Poetry and director of Poetry @ Tech, was awarded the prestigious Academy of American Poets Fellowship. The Award places him in the company of such giants of American poetry as Robert Frost, Gwendolyn Brooks, and Tracy K. Smith who are past recipients of the fellowship.
Ilya Kaminsky, the Margaret T. and Henry C. Bourne, Jr. Chair in Poetry, has been on the faculty of the Georgia Institute of Technology for a little over a year now. In that time, he’s published a highly-acclaimed volume of poems, received the prestigious Academy of American Poets Fellowship, and now is a finalist for a National Book Award, one of the top literary prizes in the United States.