Lily Poetry Recommends

Lost Horse Press Contemporary Ukrainian Poetry Series

Series Editor, Grace Mahoney

The Lily Poetry Review team recommends the Lost Horse Press Contemporary Ukrainian Poetry Series, which brings contemporary Ukrainian poetry to us through translation.

In particular, we recommend the latest book in the series, ECCENTRIC DAYS OF HOPE AND SORROW: Poems by Natalka Bilotserkivets and translated by Ali Kinsella and Dzvinia Orlowsky.

From Lost Horse Press:

Eccentric Days of Hope and Sorrow brings together a selection of Natalka Bilotserkivets poetry written over the last four decades. Having established an English language following largely on the merits of a single poem, Bilotserkivets’s larger body of work continues to be relatively unknown. Natalka Bilotserkivets was an active participant in Ukraine’s Renaissance of the late-Soviet and early independence period. Now, nearly thirty years on, much has changed in the land of her birth, but the lyricism and urgency in Bilotserkivets’s poetry remain; her voice still speaks about movement and restricted movement, even symbolic movement. Eccentric Days of Hope and Sorrow endeavors to go back to shed light on the missing history.

Learn more about Lost Horse Press and its mission here.

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