Language: Ukrainian

Boris Khersonsky

BORIS KHERSONSKY was born in Chernivtsi in 1950. He studied medicine in Ivano-Frankivsk and Odessa. He initially worked as a neurologist, before becoming a psychologist and psychiatrist at the Odessa regional psychiatric hospital. In 1996 Khersonsky took on an appoint­ment at the department of psychology at Odessa National Univer­sity, before becoming chair of the department …

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Lyudmyla Khersonska

LYUDMYLA KHERSONSKA was born in Tiraspol, Moldova, in 1964. She is the author of two books of poetry, Vse svoi, named one of the ten best poetry books of 2011, and Tyl’naia-litsevaia (2015). Her work has received sev­eral literary awards, and she has been named laureate and winner of the Voloshin competition. Her poems appear in many …

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Aleksandr Kabanov

ALEKSANDR KABANOV was born in Kherson in 1968. He studied journalism at the Kyiv State University. An author of eleven books of poetry and numerous publications in major Russian literary journals, Kabanov is said to be one of the leading Russian-language poets of his generation. He has been awarded a number of prestigious literary prizes, …

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Borys Humenyuk

BORYS HUMENYUK was born in Ostriv, Ternopil oblast, in 1965. He is a poet, writer, and journalist. He has taken an active part in Ukraine’s Revolution of Dignity of 2013. Since 2014, he has been involved in the anti-terrorist operation in the Ukrainian Donbas region. He now serves in a self-organized military unit composed mainly …

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Serhiy Zhadan

SERHIY ZHADAN was born in Starobilsk, Luhansk oblast, in 1974. He is a Ukrainian poet, fiction writer, essayist, and translator. He has pub­lished over two dozen books, including the poetry collections Psyche­delic Stories of Fighting and Other Bullshit (2000), Ballads of the War and Reconstruction (2000), The History of Culture at the Beginning of the Century (2003), Lili Marlen (2009), and Life of Maria (2016). …

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Died of Old Age

“Olha was pregnant/ Serhiy was drunk/ and Sonya was only three/ they all perished, too/ and people said, they died of old age” | by Lyuba Yakimchuk

Lyuba Yakimchuk

          LYUBA YAKIMCHUK was born in Pervomaisk, Luhansk oblast, in 1985. She is a Ukrainian poet, screenwriter, and journalist. She is the author of several full-length poetry collections, including Like FASHION and Apricots of Donbas, and the film script for The Building of the Word. Yakimchuk’s awards include the International Slavic Poetic Award and the …

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Ostap Slyvynsky

OSTAP SLYVYNSKY was born in Lviv in 1978. He is a poet, translator, essayist, and literary critic. He authored four books of poetry. Hewas awarded the Antonych Literary Prize (1997), the Hubert Burda Prize for young poets from Eastern Europe (2009), and the Kovaliv Fund Prize (2013). Slyvynsky coordinated the International Literary Festi­val at the …

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Kateryna Kalytko

KATERYNAKALYTKO was born in Vinnytsia in 1982. She is a writer and translator. She had published six collections of poetry and two collections of short stories. Her poems have appeared in numerous anthologies of Ukrainian literature, and her works have been translated into English, Polish, German, Hebrew, Russian, Armenian, Italian, and Serbian. Kalytko is an …

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Alan Zhukovski

            ALAN ZHUKOVSKI is a poet and translator. His work has appeared or is forthcoming in The London Magazine, The Threepenny Review, Poetry London, Plume, Oxford Poetry, Tin House, Gulf Coast, New Statesman, Agenda, Poetry Salzburg Review, Acumen, Wild Court, and elsewhere. poems