[Aaus-list] Taras Malkovych Talk - April 14

Mark R Andryczyk ma2634 at columbia.edu
Wed Apr 8 13:34:13 EDT 2015

Tuesday, April 14, 2014


Marshall D. Shulman Seminar Room (Room 1219 International Affairs Building)

Please join the Ukrainian Studies Program, Harriman Institute for a
presentation by

Taras Malkovych


"Contemporary Poetry: a Cultural Bridge between Ukraine and the USA".

In his presentation Mr. Malkovych will discuss his Fulbright project, the
Anthology of Young US Poetry, which aims to act as a "kulturträger" helping
to fill the large gap that exists in translating post-Beat US poetry into
Ukrainian. In this respect he will focus on the poetry of both cultures -
examples of Ukrainian and American young poetry will be recited and general
trends in contemporary poetry of both countries will be analyzed. He will
also talk about major aspects of the poetries, such as the LGBT aspect in
American poetry and its possible perception in Ukraine, as well as the
topic of war in Ukrainian poetry and its threat to the quality of Ukrainian
texts.  He will discuss the perception of poetry today and consider a
synthesis of the arts as a means of improving this perception.  Finally, he
will provide a comparative analysis of literary venues in the two countries
and will look at how exchanging experiences in organizing literary events
in both countries can be explored as a means to aid the popularization of
contemporary young poetry in the USA and in Ukraine.

Taras Malkovych lives and works in Kyiv, Ukraine. He graduated from the
department of theory and practice of translation at the Kyiv National Taras
Shevchenko University and is now a postgraduate there, researching issues
of Ukrainian and international film translation. He is a Visiting Fulbright
Scholar at Columbia University, researching modern American poetry. His
poems and of his translations have been published in Ukrainian literary
periodicals and literary web-resources, and were translated into Polish,
English, German, Bulgarian, and Russian. He has been a participant at many
literary festivals and is the author and compiler of the anthology
“Snovydy. Sny Ukrayinskykh Pysmennykiv” (“The Sleepwalkers. Dreams of
Ukrainian Writers”, 2010) and the author of the poetry collection “Toy,
khto lyubyt’ dovhi slova” (“The one who loves long words”, 2013). He is
International Connections Manager for A-BA-BA-HA-LA-MA-HA Publishers.

This event is free and open to the public.
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