Poetry

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2020

Poetry as Theatre: 

Oleh Lysheha's Swan

Yara created several theatre pieces based on poetry by Oleh Lysheha, including “Swan” (2003).Director Virlana Tkacz talks with participants and shows video clips.

Special Virtual Event for UECC Jenkintown

sponsored by Ukrainian Community Foundation & Ukrainian Selfreliance FCU

coming June 2020

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More on Yara's "Swan" and video

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2019

Zhadan and Friends

Read more about the book,
What We Live For, What We Die For

reading at Harvard

Read more about the
Zhadan and Friends series

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2021

Zhadan and Friends
2021 (Virtually)

Thursday, April 15, Poets:​ recording with Zhadan reading with Dzvinia Orlowsky, Askold Melnyczuk, Wanda Phipps, Olena Jennings & Isaac Wheeler. Program
 

Tuesday, April 20, Proserecording with Zhadan reading ​"Orphanage" with Isaac Stackhouse Wheeler & video. Program

Thursday, April 22, Jazz: recording with Zhadan reading with Anthony Coleman, Fima Chupakhin, Bob Holman & Yara actors Program link

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2018

Zhadan and Friends

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2020

Zhadan and Friends

2020 (Virtually)

Friday, April 24, Poetsrecording

​with Dzvinia Orlowsky, Wanda Phipps, Olena Jennings & Isaac Stackhouse Wheeler. Program link

Saturday, April 25, Jazz: recording with Anthony Coleman, Fima Chupakhin, Bob Holman & Yara actors Program link

click blue links above for recordings 

Read more about the book,
What We Live For, What We Die For

Poetry in Shows & Events

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Serhiy Zhadan

(*1974)

Serhiy Zhadan's poems have been part of the show 1917-2017: Tychyna, Zhadan & the Dogs and Yara's poetry events since 2002.

READ Zhadan's poems in English

and about the poet

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Oleh Lysheha

(1949-2014)

Oleh Lysheha's poetry has been part of the shows Virtual Souls, Swan and Raven, as well as Yara's poetry events since 1992. 

READ Lysheha's poems in English

and about the poet

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Taras Shevchenko

(1814-1861)

Taras Shevchenko's poetry has been part of the shows A Light From the East and Dark Night, Bright Stars as well as Yara's poetry events since 1990.

READ Shevcheko's poems in English 

and about the poet.

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Wanda Phipps

(*1960)

Wanda Phipps's poetry has been part of the shows Blind Sight and Yara's Forest Song, as well as Yara's poetry events since 1990.

SEE Wanda Phipps' mindhoney website

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Pavlo Tychyna

(1891-1967)

Pavlo Tychyna's poetry has been part of the shows A Light From the East and 1917-2017: Tychyna, Zhadan & the Dogs, as well as Yara's poetry events since 1990.

READ Tychyna's poems in English 

and about the poet.

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Oksana Zabuzhko

(*1960)

Oksana Zabuzhko's poetry has been part of the shows Explosions and Scythian Stones, as well as Yara's poetry events since 1992.

READ Zabuzhko's poems in English 

and about the poet.

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Lesia Ukrainka

(1871-1913)

Lesia Ukrainka's verse play "Forest Song" has been part of the shows Yara's Forest Song, Fire Water Night and Virtual Forest Song, as well as Yara's poetry events since 1990.

READ excerpts from Forest Song in English and about the poet.