VASYL MAKHNO is a Ukrainian poet, prose writer, essayist, and translator. He is the author of twelve collections of poetry: Skhyma (1993), Caesar’s Solitude (1994), The Book of Hills and Hours (1996), The Flipper of the Fish (2002), 38 Poems about New York and Some Other Things (2004), Cornelia Street Café: New and Selected Poems (2007), Winter Letters (2011), I Want to be Jazz and Rock’n’Roll (2013), Bike (2015) Jerusalem Poems (2016) and most recently Paper Bridge (2017). He has also published a collection of short stories The House in Baiting Hollow (2015), two books of essays The Gertrude Stein Memorial Cultural and Recreation Park (2006) and Horn of Plenty (2011), and two plays Coney Island (2006) and Bitch/Beach Generation (2007). He has also translated Zbigniew Herbert’s and Janusz Szuber’s poetry from Polish into Ukrainian, and edited an anthology of young Ukrainian poets from the 1990’s. Makhno’s work has been widely translated, and volumes of his selected poems, essays and short stories were published in Israel, Poland, Romania, Serbia and the USA. He is the 2013 recipient of Serbia’s Povele Morave Prize in Poetry and the BBC Book of the Year Award 2015. Makhno currently lives in New York City.
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