Previous Praise: “Kusnetz is a poet who sees the wide horizon of history with unusual clarity and she brings disparate moments of the past into conversation with each other—the effect is both enlightening and arresting.”
Ilyse Kusnetz (1966-2016), poet, essayist, and journalist, is the author of Small Hours, winner of the T.S. Eliot Prize for Poetry, and The Gravity of Falling. Her work has appeared in The New Yorker, Orion Magazine, Rattle, Guernica Daily, Islands Magazine, Kyoto Journal, and Crab Orchard Review, among others, as well as in anthologies including The Room and the World; The Book of Scented Things; Devouring the Green: Fear of a Transhuman Planet; and Monstrous Verse: Angels, Demons, Vampires, Ghosts, and Fabulous Beasts. She also guest-edited Scottish poetry features for Poetry International and the Atlanta Review. In 2016, she co-wrote "Vox Humana,” the poetic text to a composition which premiered with the Buffalo Symphony Orchestra. Ilyse taught at Valencia College in Orlando, Florida, where she lived with her husband, Brian Turner.
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