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Lyuba Yakimchuk --- Poetry Readings Kyiv - Donbas, Ukraine

The Russian aggression didn't start 14 days ago; not even eight years ago: there is an old and long history to it.

Lyuba Yakimchuk – listed among the one hundred most influential people of culture in Ukraine by Kyiv's New Time magazine in 2015 – is a Ukrainian poet, screenwriter and journalist and author of several full-length poetry collections, including Like FASHION and Apricots of Donbas, and the film script for The Building of the Word. Awards include the International Slavic Poetic Award and the international Coronation of the Word literary contest. Her writing has appeared in magazines in Ukraine, Sweden, Germany, Poland and Israel, and and has been translated into 11 languages. She performs in a musical and poetic duet with the Ukrainian double-bass player Mark Tokar; their projects include Apricots of Donbas and Women, Smoke and Dangerous Things. Yakimchuk's poetry has been performed by Mariana Sadovska (Cologne) and improvised by vocalist Olesya Zdorovetska (Dublin).

Yakimchuk also works as a cultural manager. In 2012 she organised the Semenko Year project dedicated to the Ukrainian futurists, and she curated the 2015 literary programme Cultural Forum Donkult (2015). She was a scholar in the Gaude Polonia programme of the Ministry of Culture and National Heritage (Poland).

Join the Centre for Russian, Soviet, Central and East European Studies , the Centre of Poetic Innovation, the University of St Andrews' Ukrainian Society, and Mystetskyi Arsenal, Kyiv, to listen to a prominent voice in the new generation of Ukrainian poetry.

There will also be an online Facebook Live stream for all interested – please see the link below to join online on Facebook.

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