‘The War Never Left’ a Conversation With Ilya Kaminsky About Memory, Viral Poetry, and the Tragedy of Ukraine.

Ilya Kaminsky

Posted March 28, 2022

External Article: New York Magazine

Ilya Kaminsky, a professor in the School of Literature, Media, and Communication, was featured in the article, 'The War Never Left’ a Conversation With Ilya Kaminsky About Memory, Viral Poetry, and the Tragedy of Ukraine', posted on March 15, 2022 in New York Magazine.

An excerpt:

Four years before the country’s collapse — it is the era of Gorbachev’s prohibition reforms. Alcohol is impossible to find in the USSR, though I am too young to care. As I bike by Rodina, someone in the line of drunks is shouting angrily about Metcheny Mikhail — their name for Gorbachev, because of the enormous birthmark on his forehead — Marked Mikhail.