A public reading with Ukrainian author Olena Jennings, USA
Introduction – Grace Mahoney is a PhD candidate in the Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures at the University of Michigan.
Moderator Uliana Hlynchak, Head of UCAF programming, journalist, producer at Ukrainian TV Network KONTAKT
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Olena Jennings is the author of the poetry collection The Age of Secrets (Lost Horse Press, 2022) and the chapbook Memory Project (2018.) Her novel Temporary Shelter was released in 2021 from Cervena Barva Press. Her translation with Oksana Lutsyshyna of Nobody Knows Us Here, and We Don’t Know Anyone by Kateryna Kalytko was released in September 2022 from Lost Horse Press. Her translation from Ukrainian of Vasyl Makhno’s collection Paper Bridge was released in October 2022 from Plamen Press. She co-edited the anthology of poetry Ukrainian American Poets Respond released from Poets of Queens Press and Yara Arts Group. Her textile art has been shown at Bliss on Bliss Art Projects and the NYC Poetry Festival. She is the founder and curator of the Poets of Queens reading series and press.
Grace Mahoney is a PhD candidate in the Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures at the University of Michigan. In 2014-2015, she participated in the U.S. Fulbright program in Ukraine as a Student Researcher. She serves as the series editor of the Lost Horse Press Contemporary Ukrainian Poetry Series. Her book of translations of Iryna Starovoyt’s poetry, A Field of Foundlings, was published by Lost Horse Press in 2017. Along with Dr. Oleh Kotsyuba and Dr. Jessica Zychowicz, she is a co-editor of the forum on Race and Postcolonialism for Krytyka. With Jessica Zychowicz, she is the co-curator of the art and poetry exhibit “I have a crisis for you”: Women Artists of Ukraine Respond to War.
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