Poet Ilya Kaminsky is the author of three collections, including Deaf Republic, a 2019 National Book Award finalist and winner of a Los Angeles Times Book Prize. Below, he names his favorite new poetry collections of this year.
Guillotine by Eduardo C. Corral.
Here is a beautiful and moving book of love, immigration, and grief. Switching between Spanish and English, between Eros and exile, it is a lyric testimony to how we live inside bodies, across borders. A pain herein is made into a song.