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Famous Poets from Ukraine

Updated October 13, 2018 3k views15 items

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. {#nodes}
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    Ivan Petrovych Kotliarevsky (Ukrainian: Іван Петрович Котляревський) (9 September [O.S. 29 August] 1769 in Poltava – 10 November [O.S. 29 October] 1838 in Poltava, Russian Empire, now Ukraine) 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
    • Age: Dec. at 69 (1769-1838)
    • Birthplace: Poltava, Ukraine
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    Liudmyla Skurda (Ukrainian: Людми́ла Миха́йлівна Скирда́) (born September 15, 1945 in Kirovograd, Soviet Union) is a well-known Ukrainian poet, scholar, literary critic, specialist in literature, culture expert, translator....  more
    • Age: 76
    • Birthplace: Kirovohrad, Ukraine
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    Lyubov Sirota (Ukrainian: Любов Макарівна Сирота; born June 21, 1956) is a Ukrainian poet, writer, playwright, journalist and translator. As a former inhabitant of the city of Pripyat and an eyewitness (and victim) 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 translates from Ukrainian into Russian and vice versa. Her poems have been translated into many languages, including English....  more
    • Age: 65
    • Birthplace: Kazakhstan
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    Mykhailo Yalovy

    Mykhailo Yalovy (Ukrainian: Михайло Омелянович Яловий) (June 5, 1895 - November 3, 1937) was a Ukrainian communist poet-futurist, prose writer, playwright. He is considered to be one of the leading figures of the Executed Renaissance....  more
    • Age: Dec. at 42 (1895-1937)
    • Birthplace: Poltava Governorate