Ukrainian American Poets Respond

I was honored to share the stage with so many talented writers at the Ukrainian American Poets Respond launch last weekend. Our poems were a cry for justice, a prayer for peace, a call for remembrance, and a demand to be seen and heard.

Thank you to Olena Jennings and Virlana Tkaczfor organizing such a powerful event and anthology, and to the Ukrainian Institute of America for allowing us to use their beautiful space to share our poems about Ukraine, the war, our roots and our future.

Here is a link to a facebook folder with some of the photographs from the event: Ukrainian American Poets Respond.

Thank you to everyone who came out, bought the book, showed support, and shared the message.
Short woman in a sundress holding the Ukrainian American Poets Respond anthology in her hands.
Photo by Marco Palmieri, 2022
*** Edited to add links for those who wish to purchase a copy.***

You can order from Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Ukrainian-American-Poets-Respond-Virlana/dp/1735147869

You can also search Indie Bound to order one from a local bookstore: https://www.indiebound.org/book/9781735147864

Published by Valya

Valya Dudycz Lupescu has been making magic with food and words for more than 20 years, incorporating folklore from her Ukrainian heritage with practices that honor the Earth. She’s a writer, content developer, instructor, and mother of three teenagers. Valya is the author of THE SILENCE OF TREES and the founding editor of CONCLAVE: A Journal of Character. Along with Stephen H. Segal, she is the co-author of FORKING GOOD: An Unofficial Cookbook for Fans of The Good Place and GEEK PARENTING: What Joffrey, Jor-El, Maleficent, and the McFlys Teach Us about Raising a Family (Quirk Books), and co-founder of the Wyrd Words storytelling laboratory. Valya earned her MFA in Writing from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, and her poetry and prose have been published in anthologies and magazines that include, The Year's Best Dark Fantasy & Horror, Kenyon Review, Culture, Gargoyle Magazine, Gone Lawn, Strange Horizons, Mythic Delirium. You can find her on Twitter @valya.

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