blackbirdan online journal of literature and the artsFall 2020  Vol. 19 No. 2
an online journal of literature and the arts
Oksana Maksymchuk

Oksana Maksymchuk is the author of two award-winning books of poetry in the Ukrainian language, Xenia (2005) and Catch (2008). Her English-language poems have appeared in Prairie Schooner, Salamander, The Common, and elsewhere. Her translations have been featured in Words Without Borders, Poetry International, Modern Poetry in Translation, and elsewhere. With Max Rosochinsky, she co-edited Words for War: War Poems from Ukraine (Academic Studies Press, 2017). She won the 2004 Richmond Lattimore Prize for Poetic Translation and the 2014 Joseph Brodsky-Stephen Spender Prize. Her work has been supported by the National Endowment of the Humanities and the National Endowment of the Arts. Maksymchuk holds a PhD in philosophy from Northwestern University and has taught at Northwestern University and University of Arkansas in Fayetteville.  end

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