“In the Hour of War: Poetry from Ukraine” Reading

Join the Lannan Center for a special reading of poetry from Ukraine featuring poets Carolyn ForchéIlya KaminskyLyudmyla Khersonska, and Boris Khersonsky. Moderated by Askold Melnyczuk. A reception and book signing will follow.

Accommodation requests related to a disability should be made by October 31st to Patricia Guzman, 202-687-6294, [email protected]. A good faith effort will be made to fulfill requests made after October 31st.

About the Readers

Renowned as a “poet of witness,” Carolyn Forché is University Professor at Georgetown and the author of five books of poetry, including In the Lateness of the World: Poems (Penguin, 2020).

Born in Odesa, Ukraine, Ilya Kaminsky is the author of Deaf Republic (Graywolf, 2019), a New York Times’ Notable Book and Dancing In Odessa (Tupelo, 2004).

Lyudmyla Khersonska is a poet and translator from Odesa, Ukraine. She is the author of four poetry collections in Russian, including Today is A Different War (Arrowsmith Press).

Widely regarded as one of Ukraine’s most prominent Russian-language poets, Boris Khersonsky is author of seventeen collections of poetry and essays in Russian, and most recently, in Ukrainian.

Founding editor of Arrowsmith Press, Askold Melnyczuk, is an award-winning translator and author, most recently of the book of stories, The Man Who Would Not Bow (2021).