Tomorrow I’ll be posting another update for our Kickstarter as we get closer to the end of the campaign. Just over a week left, and it’s not too late to become a backer — $1 for an ebook version or $20 for a print copy of Embroidered Worlds: Fantastic Fiction from Ukraine and the Diaspora.
I was honored to return to the Ukrainian Institute of Modern Art in Chicago, to read with Olena Jennings, Krystia Nora, and Virlana Tkacz from the Ukrainian Poets Respond anthology. It was a lovely surprise to hear Waldemart Klyuzko talk about his experience working on the set and design for Radio 477! which just closed in NYC:
Inspired by the 1929 Ukrainian avant-garde jazz musical (the first jazz musical in Ukraine), Radio 477! has original songs and text by New York City-based Yara Arts Group in collaboration with artists in Ukraine, including Serhiy Zhadan.
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.
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