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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.

Use this list of renowned Ukrainian poets to discover some new poets that you aren't familiar with. Don't forget to share this list by clicking one of the social media icons at the top or bottom of the page. (15 items)



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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: Ukraine, Eurasia, Talne, Cherkasy Oblast
    • Profession: Poet, Journalist
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    Ihor Pavlyuk
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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: 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: age 79
    • Birthplace: Ukraine, Telizhyntsi, Eurasia
    • Profession: Poet, Politician, Screenwriter
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    Ivan Kotliarevsky
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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: Ukraine, Poltavskyi Raion, Poltava, Eurasia, Poltava Oblast
    • Profession: Poet, Writer, Playwright
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    Liudmyla Skyrda
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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: age 70
    • Birthplace: Kirovohrad, Ukraine
    • Profession: Poet, Literary critic
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    Lyubov Sirota
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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: age 59
    • Birthplace: Eurasia, 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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    Oksana Stefanivna Zabuzhko is a contemporary Ukrainian poet, writer and essayist.more

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    • Age: age 55
    • Birthplace: Lutsk, Ukraine
    • Profession: Poet, Essayist, Writer, Philosopher
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    Olexiy Yurin

    Olexiy Yevgenovych Yurin is a Ukrainian poet, pedagogue and interpreter.more

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    • Age: age 33
    • Birthplace: Ukraine, Eurasia, Cherkasy, Cherkasy Oblast
    • Profession: Poet
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    Vasyl Semenovych Stus was a Ukrainian poet and publicist, one of the most active members of Ukrainian dissident movement. For his political convictions, his works were banned by the Soviet regime and he spent 23 years in detention. On November 26, 2005 he was posthumously given the title Hero of Ukraine ...more

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    • Age: Died at 47 (1938-1985)
    • Birthplace: Ukraine, Vinnytsia Oblast, Eurasia
    • Profession: Poet, Translator, Publicist
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    Volodymyr Ivasyuk
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    Volodymyr Mykhailovych Ivasyuk or Volodymyr Ivasiuk was a very popular Ukrainian songwriter, composer and poet. He is the author and composer of the widely popular song "Chervona Ruta" popularized by Sofia Rotaru in 1971, and later covered by other singers.more

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    • Age: Died at 30 (1949-1979)
    • Birthplace: Ukraine, Eurasia, Kitsman, Chernivtsi Oblast, Kitsman Raion
    • Profession: Poet, Composer
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    Volodymyr Sosyura
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    Volodymyr Sosyura was a Ukrainian lyric poet, writer, veteran of the Russian Civil War.more

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    • Age: Died at 67 (1898-1965)
    • Birthplace: Ukraine, Eurasia, Debaltseve, Donetsk Oblast
    • Profession: Poet, Writer
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    Yevgeny Aleksandrovich Yevtushenko is a Soviet and Russian poet. He is also a novelist, essayist, dramatist, screenwriter, actor, and editor, and a director of several films.more

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    • Age: age 83
    • Birthplace: Zima, Russia
    • Profession: Poet, Screenwriter, Lyricist, Actor, Film Director, + more
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    Yevhen Hrebinka

    Yevhen Hrebinka
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    Yevhen Pavlovych Hrebinka or Evgeny Pavlovich Grebyonka was a Ukrainian romantic writer and poet. He wrote in both the Ukrainian and Russian languages. His works first started being published in 1831. In 1834 he published "Little Russian Fables" in Moscow which, because of its vivid and pure language, ...more

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    • Age: Died at 36 (1812-1848)
    • Birthplace: Ukraine, Poltavskyi Raion, Poltava, Eurasia, Poltava Oblast
    • Profession: Poet, Writer
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