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Ilya Kutik

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 Ocean

I O, my verse! Walk, don’t run… Why run anyway? And where to…For you can’t


The Brooklyn Rail

JUL-AUG 2020

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