Kamensky started his career as a writer but initial negative reviews convinced him to abandon that path. He returned to literature only after a near-fatal plane crash. He joined Mayakovsky and Burlyuk in the Futurist Tour of Russia. After WWI he returned to Russia and joined the LEF. He created his ferroconcrete poems, which are considered among the highest examples of Russian Futurism. His health degenerated significantly during the 1930s and 1940s until his death in 1948.