Wednesday, May 13, 2015
photo by Khatchik Turabian
Vasyl Makhno is a Ukrainian poet, essayist, and translator. He is the author of ten collections of poetry: Skhyma (1993), Caesar’s Solitude (1994), The Book of Hills and Hours (1996), The Flipper of the Fish (2002), 38 Poems about New York and Some Other Things (2004), Cornelia Street Café: New and Selected Poems (2007), Winter Letters (2011), I want to be Jazz and Rock’n’Roll (2013) and most recent Bike (2015). He has also published two book of essays The Gertrude Stein Memorial Cultural and Recreation Park (2006) and Horn of Plenty (2011), and two plays Coney Island (2006) and Bitch/Beach Generation (2007). He has also translated Zbigniew Herbert’s and Janusz Szuber’s poetry from Polish into Ukrainian, and edited an anthology of young Ukrainian poets from the 1990’s. His poems and essays have been translated into 25 languages. Two poetry collections Thread and Other New York Poems (2009) and Winter Letters (2011) were published in English translation. He is the 2013 recipient of Serbia’s Povele Morave Prize in Poetry. Makhno currently lives in New York City.