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Ukrainian Poetry

The newest issue of International Poetry Review (Fall 2010) is a special issue celebrating twenty-five years of Ukrainian poetry: “This collection of Ukrainian poetry in translation comprises a representative sampling of the poetry created under twenty-five years of creative freedom for Ukrainian writers that began during Soviet premier Mikhail Gorbachev’s policy of “openness” and that has continued to flourish after Ukrainian independence in 1991.” The poetry includes 24 poets in translation, ranging from the oldest writer – Oleh Lysheha (62) to the youngest – Iryna Shuvalova (24).

Michael M. Naydan, Woskob Family Professor of Ukrainian Studies, The Pennsylvania State University, provides an introduction to the issue, including a historical overview of the Ukraine poetic movements as well as a memorial to three Ukrainian poets – Attila Mohylny, Ihor Rymaruk, and Nazar Honchar, to whom the issue is dedicated.

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