Ilya Kutik is Associate Professor of Slavic Languages and Literatures at Northwestern University. He published three collections of lyric poetry in Russian and is also widely acclaimed as a translator from Swedish and English. His Ode was published in the U.S. in a bilingual edition in 1998, and his collection of essays Hieroglyphs of Another World was published by Northwestern University Press in 2000.
A Hermit Pets a Cat, While Thinking About the OceanBy Ilya Kutik
I O, my verse! Walk, dont run Why run anyway? And where to For you cant