Famous Poets from Ukraine

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List of notable or famous poets from Ukraine, with bios and photos, including the top poets born in Ukraine and even some popular poets who immigrated to Ukraine. If you're trying to find out the names of famous Ukrainian poets then this list is the perfect resource for you. These poets are among the most prominent in their field, and information about each well-known poet from Ukraine is included when available.

People here include everything from Yevgeniy Yevtushenko to Oksana Zabuzhko.

This historic poets from Ukraine list can help answer the questions "Who are some Ukrainian poets of note?" and "Who are the most famous poets from Ukraine?" These prominent poets of Ukraine may or may not be currently alive, but what they all have in common is that they're all respected Ukrainian poets.

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    Amvrosii Metlynsky was a Ukrainian poet, ethnographer, and professor, and publisher. Metlynsky was a professor of Russian Literature at Kharkiv University from 1843–49, and again from 1854–58. From 1849–54 he was a professor at Kiev University. During the 1830s, the city of Kharkiv became the center of ...more

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    • Age: Died at 56 (1814-1870)
    • Birthplace: Poltava Oblast, Ukraine
    • Profession: Publisher, Poet, Professor
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    Anatoly Fedorovich Kasheida was a Soviet writer, poet, journalist of Ukrainian descent. In 1947, graduated from Baku naval preparatory school, then studied at the Higher Naval College named Mikhail Frunze. In 1958, was dismissed in stock. Then he studied at the Gorky Literary Institute in Moscow and ...more

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    • Age: Died at 70 (1928-1998)
    • Birthplace: Talne, Ukraine
    • Profession: Poet, Journalist
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    Ihor Pavlyuk is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Poets from Ukraine
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    Ihor Pavlyuk is a Ukrainian writer and research worker. He is a Winner of a 2013 English PEN Award and a Doctor of Social Communication. more

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    • Age: 48
    • Birthplace: Rozhysche Raion, Ukraine
    • Profession: Poet, Essayist
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    Ivan Drach is a Ukrainian poet, screenwriter, literary critic, politician, and political activist. Drach played an important role in the founding of Rukh – the People's Movement of Ukraine – and led the organisation from 1989 to 1992. more

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    • Age: 79
    • Birthplace: Telizhyntsi, Ukraine
    • Profession: Poet, Politician, Screenwriter
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    Ivan Kotliarevsky is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Poets from Ukraine
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    Ivan Petrovych Kotliarevskyi, was a Ukrainian writer, poet and playwright, social activist, regarded as the pioneer of modern Ukrainian literature. Kotlyarevsky was a veteran of the Russo-Turkish War. more

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    • Age: Died at 69 (1769-1838)
    • Birthplace: Poltava, Ukraine
    • Profession: Poet, Writer, Playwright
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    Liudmyla Skyrda is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Poets from Ukraine
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    Liudmyla Skurda is a well-known Ukrainian poet, scholar, literary critic, specialist in literature, culture expert, translator. more

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    • Age: 70
    • Birthplace: Kirovohrad, Ukraine
    • Profession: Poet, Literary critic
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    Lyubov Sirota is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Poets from Ukraine
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    Lyubov Sirota is a Ukrainian poet, writer, playwright, journalist and translator. As a former inhabitant of the city of Pripyat and an eyewitness of the Chernobyl disaster, she has devoted a great part of her creative output to the 1986 catastrophe. She writes in both Ukrainian and Russian, and also ...more

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    • Age: 59
    • Birthplace: Kazakhstan
    • Profession: Poet, Journalist, Translator, Writer, Playwright
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    Mykhailo Yalovy

    Mykhailo Yalovy was a Ukrainian communist poet-futurist, prosaic, drama writer. more

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    • Age: Died at 42 (1895-1937)
    • Birthplace: Poltava Governorate
    • Profession: Poet, Playwright
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