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Famous Ukrainian Poets - Famous Poets from Ukraine

This famous Ukrainian poets section is an educational source of information and inspiration featuring reknown Ukrainian poets. Here you will find famous poets of our time and times past from Ukraine.

 
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Andijewska, Emma

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Emma Andijewska (or Emma Andiievska, Ukrainian) (*March 19, 1931 in Stalino ) is a modern Ukrainian poet, writer and painter. Her works are marked with surrealist style. Some of Andijewska's works have been translated to English and German. Andijewska lives and works in Munich. She is a member of the National union of writers of Ukraine, Ukrainian PEN Club, Free academy in Munich and Federal association of artists.
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Andrukhovych, Yuri

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Yuri Andrukhovych (, born March 13, 1960 in Ivano-Frankivsk, Ukraine ) is a Ukrainian prose writer, poet, essayist, and translator. With Oleksandr Irvanets and Viktor Neborak, he co-founded the Bu-Ba-Bu poetic group in 1985 (the group's name stands for, , --'burlesque, side-show, buffoonery').
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Chubay, Taras

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Taras Hryhorovych Chubay (Ukrainian : ), (born on June 21, 1970, in Lviv ) is a Ukrainian musician and poet. He is the son of the poet Hryhoriy Chubay.
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Fishbeyn, Moisey

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Moysey (Moses) Fishbeyn (Ukrainian : ) is an influential Ukrainian poet and translator of Jewish origin. He was born in 1946 in Chernivtsi, in the Ukrainian SSR of the Soviet Union (in present-day Ukraine ).
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Franko, Ivan

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Ivan Yakovych Franko (Ukrainian : , pronounced  [i'wn 'jkowt frn'k] ) (August 27  [ O.S. August 15]  1856 – May 28  [ O.S. May 15]  1916) was a Ukrainian poet, writer, social and literary critic, journalist, interpreter, economist, political activist, doctor of philosophy, ethnographer, the author of the first detective novels and modern poetry in the Ukrainian language .
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Gudzenko, Semyon

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Semyon Gudzenko ( ) (5.03.1922, Kiev - 12.02.1953, Moscow ) was a Soviet poet, of the World War II generation. He is often compared with Pavel Kogan and Semen Kirsanov .
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Hlibov, Leonid

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Leonid Ivanovych Hlibov (Ukrainian : ; 5 March 1827 - 10 November 1893) was a Ukrainian poet, writer, teacher, and civic figure.
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Khvylovy, Mykola

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Mykola Khvylovy (Ukrainian : , Khvyl’ovyy ) (December 13  [ O.S. December 1]  1893 – May 13, 1933) was a Ukrainian writer and poet of the early Communist era Ukrainian Renaissance (1920–1930).
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Kostenko, Lina

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Lina Kostenko (Ukrainian : , born March 19, 1930 in Rzhyshchiv, Kiev Oblast, in the Ukrainian SSR of the Soviet Union ) is a Ukrainian poet and writer, recipient of the Shevchenko Award (1987).
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Kudlyk, Roman

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Roman Mykhailovych Kudlyk (May 4, 1941 Jaroslaw, Poland ) (Ukrainian : ´ ´ ´ ) is a Ukrainian poet and writing critic.
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Mayakovsky, Vladimir

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Vladimir Vladimirovich Mayakovsky was a Russian Soviet poet, playwright, artist and stage and film actor. He was born in Baghdati, Russian Empire on July 19, 1893. he was the youngest child of Ukrainian parents.
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Pavulyak, Yaroslav

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Yaroslav Ivanovych Pavulyak (Ukrainian : I ; 30 April 1948 – 25 November 2010), also known as "Iaroslav Pavuliak", was a Ukrainian poet.
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Rylsky, Maksym

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Maksym Tadeyovych Rylsky (Ukrainian : ; 19 March  [ O.S. 7 March]  1895 in Kiev – 24 July 1964 id. ) was a Ukrainian poet. He began writing as a representative of the "pure art" doctrine, during the years when the Stalinists adopted the official doctrine of "socialist realism". In 1937 he was involved in rewriting the libretto of Mykola Lysenko 's opera Taras Bulba, returning later to neo-classical forms.
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Skovoroda, Hryhori

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Hryhorii Savych Skovoroda (Ukrainian : ; Russian : ´ ´ ´, Grigory Savvich Skovoroda ; 3 December 1722 – 9 November 1794) was a Ukrainian philosopher, poet, teacher and composer who lived in the Russian Empire and who made important contributions to Russian philosophy and culture. He lived and worked in Ukraine and passionately and consciously identified with its people, differentiating them from those of Russia and condemning Russia's interference in his homeland. Skovoroda was so important for Russian culture and development of Russian philosophical thought, that he is often recognized as a Russian philosopher. He has been referred to as the "Russian Socrates."
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Stus, Vasyl

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Vasyl Semenovych Stus (Ukrainian : ´ ´ ; January 8, 1938 – September 4, 1985) was a Ukrainian poet and publicist, one of the most active members of Ukrainian dissident movement. For his political convictions, his works were banned by the Soviet regime and he spent 23 years (about a half of his life) in detention. On November 26, 2005 he was posthumously given the title Hero of Ukraine by order of the state.
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Teliha, Olena

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Olena Ivanivna Teliha (Ukrainian : , July 21, 1906 - February 21, 1942) was a Ukrainian poet and Ukrainian activist of Ukrainian and Belarusian ethnicity.
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Tychyna, Pavlo

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Pavlo Tychyna (Ukrainian : ; b, 23 January  [ O.S. 11 January]  1891, Pisky, Kozelets uezd, Chernigov Governorate – d. September 16, 1967, Kiev ) was a major Ukrainian poet, interpreter, publicist, public activist, academician, and statesman.
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Zerov, Mykola

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Mykola Zerov (26 April 1890, Zinkiv - 3 November 1937, Sandarmokh, Karelia. ) was a Ukrainian poet, translator, literary scholar and critic. He was perhaps the most talented of the Neoclassicist movement of poets in 1920's Ukraine. Despite the populist and propagandistic impulses of Communism, the neoclassical movement stressed the production of 'high art' to an educated and highly literate audience. Zerov, particularly, eschewed contemporary politics in his poetry, focusing on aesthetic and historical classical themes under a tight and difficult poetical structure. This approach eventually proved fatal, as Zerov, along with many other Ukrainian writers of the period, was later sent to Solovki prison camp and later executed.

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