Book launch of “New York Elegies: Ukrainian Poems on the City” edited by Ostap Kin

March 9, 2019

Ostap Kin, Yuriy Tarnawsky, Orest Popovych, Vasyl Makhno


New York Elegies attempts to demonstrate how descriptions and evocations of New York City are connected to various stylistic modes and topical questions urgent to Ukrainian poetry throughout its development. The collection thus gives readers the opportunity to view New York through various poetic and stylistic lenses. Ukrainian poets connected themselves to a powerful myth of New York, the myth of urban modernity and problematic vitality. The city of exiles and outsiders sees itself reflected in the mirror that newcomers and exiles created. By adding new voices and layers to this amalgam, it is possible to observe the expanded picture of this worldly poetic city.

Available for purchase here.