Ukrainian poets were nominated for the Pushcart-2022 American prize for the small presses


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The American publishing house River Paw Press has announced the nominees for the 2022 Pushcart Prize. This was announced on the website of the publishing house.


Among the nominees there are Ukrainian poets Ella Yevtushenko with the poem “#BuchaMassacre” and Lyudmyla Khersonska with the poem “War. Day one” translated by  Olga Livshin, poet Olaf Clemensen with an untitled poem, and American poet Julia Kolchinsky-Dasbach of Ukrainian origin with the poem “Dear Ukraine”. All works were published in the anthology “Sunflowers: Ukrainian Poetry on War, Resistance, Hope and Peace”.


American poets Kai Coggin (poem Too Wide To Bridge) and Candice Louisa Daquin (poem Outcome) are also nominated. Their works are published in the collection “Oxygen: Parables of the Pandemic”.

The Pushcart Prize: Best of the Small Presses series, published every year since 1976, is the most honored literary project in America — including Highest Honors from the American Academy of Arts and Letters.


“The Pushcart Prize has been a labor of love and independent spirits since its founding. It is one of the last surviving literary co-ops from the 60’s and 70’s. Our legacy is assured by donations to our Fellowships endowment,” the award website states.


As you know, earlier River Paw Press published the anthology “Sunflowers: Ukrainian Poetry on War, Resistance, Hope and Peace” in cooperation with Chytomo.


Also we would like to remind you that a New York bookstore presented the anthology “Love in Defiance of Pain: Ukrainian Stories”.


Featured image: River Paw Press