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Bohdan Zadura

Poland

Bohdan Zadura is a Polish poet, writer, translator, literary critic, editor-in-chief of the most authoritative Polish magazine Twórczość. He is the author of 30 collections of poems, 7 prose books, winner of many literary awards, in particular, the awards named after Stanislav Piętak (1994) and Yusef Chekhovich (2010), Kyivski Lavry Award (2010) and Silesius (2011, 2018) prize. Honorable citizen of the city of Puławy.

Bohdan Zadura is translating from Ukrainian, Hungarian and English. He is the main popularizer of Ukrainian literature in Poland. Author, compiler and translator of the anthology of contemporary Ukrainian poetry Poems are Always Free (2004, 2005, 2007). He translated from Ukrainian into Polish the books by Kateryna Babkina, Andriy Bondar, Oleksandr Boychenko, Andriy Lyubka, Vasyl Makhno, Dzvinka Matiyash, Oleg Sentsov, Natalka Sniadanko, Yuriy Vynnychuk and the collections of poems by Yuri Andrukhovych, Natalka Bilotserkivets, Halyna Kruk, Andriy Bondar, Dmytro Pavlychko, Vasyl Slapchuk, Ostap Slyvynsky, Serhiy Zhadan, and many other modern poets.

In Ukraine, three collections of his chosen poems were published: The poet speaks with the people (Folio, Kharkiv, 2007), Nightlife (Piramida, Lviv, 2012), The Worst is Behind (Knyhy - XXI, Chernivtsi, 2015).

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