Marianna Kiyanovska, Babyn Yar: Voices (under review).

Barbed Wire Lines: Ukrainian Dissident Poetry After the Thaw (under review).

Lyuba Yakimchuk, Apricots of Donbas and Other Poems. Sandpoint: Lost Horse Press, 2021 (forthcoming).


Words for War: New Poems from Ukraine. NEH winning anthology. Co-edited with Oksana Maksymchuk. Introduction by Ilya Kaminsky. Afterword by Polina Barskova. Boston: Academic Studies Press and Harvard Ukrainian Research Institute, 2017.

BOOK REVIEWS (co-authored with Oksana Maksymchuk)

A review of Val Vinokur’s Relative Genitive: Poems with Translations from Osip Mandelstam & Vladimir Mayakovsky (Poets and Traitors, 2017), 104pp. Slavic and East European Journal, August 2020 (forthcoming).

Girls and Men” [with Oksana Maksymchuk]. A review of Svetlana Alexievich’s The Unwomanly Face of War, translated by Richard Pevear and Larissa Volokhonsky (New York: Penguin Random House, 2017), 384 pp. In Los Angeles Review of Books, September 2017,


Lovers and Children” [with Oksana Maksymchuk]. A review of Marina Tsvetaeva’s Letter to the Amazon, translated by A’Dora Phillips and Gaëlle Cogan, introduction by Catherine Ciepiela (New York: Ugly Duckling Presse, 2016), 48pp. In Los Angeles Review of Books, May 19, 2017,

SELECTED PUBLICATIONS (co-authored with Oksana Maksymchuk)


2018      “Cosmonauts of Negative Space: The Descent into the Underworld in Svetlana Lavochkina’s Slag”, POEM 6.1: 103-116.

2017      “Learning from One’s Inner Thucydides: Reflections on Translating Svetlana Alexievich,” Translation Review 97.1: 61-64.

2017      “Preface.” In Words for War: New Poems from Ukraine, xiii-xviii. Boston: Harvard Ukrainian Institute and Academic Studies Press.

2017      “Emotions and Ideology in Svetlana Alexievich’s The Unwomanly Face of War.” In Contemporary Literary Criticism Series, Volume 405, Cengage Gale.

2016      “The Zone: Writing from a Place of War,” Words Without Borders.

SELECTED TRANSLATIONS (from Ukrainian and Russian)


2020       Lyuba Yakimchuk, “Ashtray,” “Friends in Common,” “Asylum, A Dance,” Washington Square Review.

2018      Oksana Lutsyshyna, “The Cat,” Loch Raven Review 14.2.

2017      Multiple authors, in Words for War: New Poems from Ukraine, Boston: ASP.

2017      Marianna Kiyanovska, Poems from Babyn Yar, Poetry International.

2017      Oksana Lutsyshyna, “I Dream of Explosions,” and “He asks, don’t help me,” Modern Poetry in Translation, issue 3.

2017      Lyuba Yakimchuk, “Funeral Services.”

              Borys Humenyuk “When you clean your weapon,” Ukraine Feature: Words for War, Poetry International, online and print issue.

2017      Borys Humenyuk, “Our platoon commander is a strange fellow,” Cordite Poetry Review and The Common.

2017      Andrei Polyakov, “We’ll return, me and you, my Moon, to the world,” “It may be the stars, it may be the snow,” and “The Tea Room Orthodoxy,”

              Poetry International.

2017      Sasha Protyah, English subtitles for the films Search and The Republic of Beauty.

2017      Lyuba Yakimchuk, “Decomposition,” in White Chalk of Days, Boston: ASP.

2016      Lyuba Yakimchuk, “Caterpillar,” “How I Killed.” In Letters from Ukraine, Ternopil: Krok.

2016      Lyuba Yakimchuk, “Crow, Wheels,” Words Without Borders.

2015      Anastasia Afanasieva, “Untitled,” The London Magazine.

2014      Tania Malyarchuk, “A Woman and Her Fish,” Berlin Quarterly and Vilenica Almanac.

2012      Tania Malyarchuk, “Me and My Sacred Cow,” Best European Fiction 2013. Edited by Aleksandar Hemon and John Banville.

              Champaign: Dalkey Archive Press.



2018    Max Rosochinsky, “Mera i Metod,” TextOnly 47(8).



2019      Ivashkiv, Roman. Review of Words for War, East/West: Journal of Ukrainian Studies 6: 217-220.

2018      Rewakowicz, Maria. Review of Words for War and The White Chalk of Days, Slavic Review 77.4: 1025-1031.

2018      von Zitzewitz, Josephine. Review of Words for War, Slavic and East European Journal 62.4: 777-778.

2018      Pinkham, Sophie. “Decomposition of Words: Poetry vs Propaganda in Ukraine,” The Times Literary Supplement.

2018      Vonnak, Diana. “Oksana Maksymchuk and Max Rosochinsky on Words for War,” Asymptote.

2018      “Студенти із США вчитимуть українські вірші про війну,"

2018       Українська поезія про життя та про війну звучить цими днями в Вашингтоні,” Голос Америки.

2018       Bohdana Kapitsa, “Words for War: Anthology of Contemporary Ukrainian Poetry Published in U.S.,” Day. 

2017       The Royal Court Theatre, War of the Beasts and the Animals:

               Reading of Ukrainian and Russian War Poems by Serhiy Zhadan, Oksana Lutsyshyna, Vasyl Makhno, and Maria Stepanova.


2019-21  Fritz Thyssen Fellowship at the Institute for Advanced Study, Central European University in Budapest.

2018       National Endowment for the Arts Translation Fellowship (NEA), as a co-translator of selected poems by Marianna Kiyanovska.

2018       AATSEEL Best Translation Prize Nomination for Words for War.

2016       National Endowment for the Humanities Scholarly Editions and Translations Grant (NEH), as a co-editor of Words for War: New Poems from Ukraine.

2015       Ukrainian PEN Center Nominee for PEN International New Voices Award.

2014       Joseph Brodsky/Stephen Spender Prize for Poetic Translation, First Prize.

2008-14  Graduate Student Fellowship, Northwestern University

INVITED LECTURES (most recent)


11/27/2019    “War and Poetry: The Voices of Donbas,” IAS, Central European University, Budapest (Hungary).

11/25/2019    “War, Literature, and Ethics – a Debate.” Participants: Oksana Maksymchuk, Andrea Tompa, and Jasmina Lukic. Moderator: Nadia Al-Bagdadi.                               Central European University, Budapest (Hungary).

03/18/2019    “The Unsafe Territory: Dislocation, Loss of Home, and Sexual Violence in Women’s Poetry About War” (Reading and Discussion), University of                             Colorado, Boulder (U.S.A.).

03/21/2019    “Should Poems about the War be Artful? Aesthetics and Authenticity in Contemporary Ukrainian War Poetry,” Center for Russian and East                                       European Studies, University of Kansas, Lawrence (U.S.A.).

03/21/2019    “The Conflicting Voice: A Study of Osip Mandelshtam’s Poetry in the Context of Soviet Terror,” the Department of Slavic Languages and                                         Literatures, University of Kansas, Lawrence (U.S.A.).

08/02/2019    “Artistic Seduction and the Sleep of Reason in Marina Tsvetaeva’s ‘Art in the Light of Conscience’,” New College of Florida, Sarasota (U.S.A.). 

04/06/2018    “From Aristocratic Virtues to Basic Human Compassion: Marina Tsvetaeva’s Response to the Revolution and Civil War in The Demesne of the                                 Swans and Perekop,” Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures, Northwestern University, Evanston (U.S.A.).



Nov. 2019       “The Dumbness of Donbas: The Lines That We Won’t Share.” Presenter and Co-author: Oksana Maksymchuk. Columbia University, NYC.

Oct. 2019        “Museification and Memefication in the Digital Literary Spaces and Media,” Aleksanteri Institute, University of Helsinki (Finland).

Nov. 2017       “Forming an Anthology: Words for War and The White Chalk of Days (roundtable),” Annual ASEEES Convention, Chicago (U.S.A.).

2012-2017       Annual Presentations at ASEEES conventions with the following papers: “The Ethics of Care and Motherly Love in Marina Tsvetaeva’s Writings,”                          “Leo Tolstoy’s Crusade Through Marina Tsvetaeva’s Lens: Two Studies in Art, Conscience, and Emotions,” “Marina Tsvetaeva’s Perekop:                                         Criticism of Victors as Fact-makers,” “Artistic Seduction and the Sleep of Reason in Marina Tsvetaeva’s Art in the Light of Conscience,” “Gender                           and Creativity in Marina Tsvetaeva’s Writings.”