Postponed: Reading Ukraine: New Ukrainian Books Presentation Series with Marianna Kiyanovska & Marta Kuzma
Friday, November 18, 2022 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Location: Horchow HallCost: Free
103 (GM Room)
55 Hillhouse Avenue
New Haven CT 06511
This event is postponed when the author can resume her tour in the US again.
The European Studies Council at the Yale MacMillan Center presents Reading Ukraine: New Ukrainian Books Presentation Series.
In Conversation with Marianna Kiyanovska, Award-winning Ukrainian writer, translator, literary scholar, public figure, and Marta Kuzma, Professor of Art, Yale University on ‘The Voices of Babyn Yar’
In person: Horchow Hall, GM Room, 55 Hillhouse Ave.
Virtual Registration/Zoom Link: https://bit.ly/YaleUkraineBooks11-18
Co-Sponsored by: International Security Studies | Russian, East European & Eurasian Studies Program | Ukrainian House | Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures | Yale Translation Initiative
With this collection of stirring poems the award-winning Ukrainian poet honors the victims of the Holocaust by writing their stories of horror, death, and survival in their own imagined voices. Artful and carefully intoned, the poems convey the experiences of ordinary civilians going through unbearable events leading to the massacre at Kyiv’s Babyn Yar from a first-person perspective to an effect that is simultaneously immersive and estranging. While conceived as a tribute to the fallen, the book raises difficult questions about memory, responsibility, and commemoration of those who had witnessed an evil that verges on the unspeakable. Translated by Oksana Maksymchuk and Max Rosochinsky
Bio: Marianna Kiyanovska, Award-winning Ukrainian writer, translator, literary scholar, and public figure whose works have been translated into eighteen languages. She is the author of more than a dozen books of poetry, prose, and literary translation. A winner of the Vilenica International Literary Festival and the CEI Fellowship (2007), she was also awarded the Gloria Artis Medal for Merit to Culture in Poland (2013). In 2020, she was recognized with the prestigious Taras Shevchenko Prize for The Voices of Babyn Yar.