Collaborators’ Q&A: Poet Ilya Kaminsky: My response is: gratitude. I think she did a marvelous job. Artist Elizabeth Terhune: Ultimately arriving at the grace of thankfulness, I think the poem tilts into balance through honesty. Laughter is both a dilution of despair and a poverty.
Poet Ilya Kaminsky is the author of Dancing In Odessa which won Whiting Writers Award, American Academy of Arts and Letters’ Metcalf Award, Dorset Prize, Ruth Lilly Fellowship from Poetry magazine. Artist Elizabeth Terhune was the recipient of a Yaddo Fellowship in 1998. She has exhibited widely throughout the United States and recently had a one-person exhibition at the Lake George Arts Project, Lake George, NY.