Celebration of Ukrainian Poetry

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Thursday, April 14, 2022 - 7:00pm
2720 Frankfort Avenue
Louisville, KY 40206

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In honor of National Poetry Month, and in solidarity with our human family in the Ukraine, Carmichael's is proud to present a Celebration of Ukrainian Poetry.

May the beauty of the word prevail over oppression and violence.


Some topics in this insightful exploration of contemporary and traditional Ukrainian poetry include:

  • How word in poetry helps to cross the language borders and keeps the poetry contemporary through the time.
  • Why Ukrainian poetry is presented by this specific list of poets in USA. Poems will be read in both languages for audience to see the rhythm and rhymes and how it gets converted when you change the language.
  • How the environment brings new meanings and metaphors to the published poetry.
  • How Ukrainian poets celebrated international poetry day on March 23. 
  • And, finally, how the poetry which is already published is describing the current situation in Ukraine. And I will read something that overlaps with my personal experience and with what my family is going through. 
  • Q&A and group discussion to follow.


Kindly hosted by Nadiia Lypova, PhD, Research Associate, Hematology and Oncology Department, School of Medicine, University of Louisville. Born in Sumy, Ukraine. Lived for 10 years in Kyiv, Ukraine, before moving to Louisville in 2014.


We have related titles in stock (see availability via our search engine or by contacting our stores and speaking with a Bookseller), but folks are encouraged to order titles ahead of time. We frequently get book orders to the store within 2 business days, depending upon availability with our distributors (in some cases it might just take a bit longer). Some recommended authors and titles:

Natalka Bilotserkivets

Oksana Zabuzhko

Lyuba Yakimchuk

Ivan Malkovych

Ilya Kaminsky

Serhiy Zhadan

Words for War: New Poems from Ukraine 

Kobzar by Taras Shevchenko



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In honor of National Poetry Month and in solidarity with our human family in the Ukraine