Famous Poets from Ukraine

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 (Ukrainian: Амвросій Метлинський; 1814, Sary Poltava region - 29 July 1870 Yalta) 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 Ukrainian Romanticism. Metlynsky and other authors such as Izmail Sreznevsky and Mykola Kostomarov published ethnographic materials, native interpretations of Ukrainian history, and collections of folk legends and Cossack chronicles. In 1839, he published a collection of poetry called Dumky i pisni ta shche ...more
    • Age: Dec. at 56 (1814-1870)
    • Birthplace: Poltava Oblast, Ukraine
  • Anatoly Fedorovich Kasheida (Kosheida) (Russian: Анатолий Фёдорович Кашеида (Кошеида); August 14, 1928 in Talne, USSR – June 19, 1998 in Uman, Ukraine) was a Soviet writer, poet, journalist of Ukrainian descent. In 1947 he graduated from the 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 worked in the press agency Novosti.
    • Age: Dec. at 69 (1928-1998)
    • Birthplace: Talne, Ukraine
  • Ihor Pavlyuk
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    Ihor Pavlyuk (sometimes spelled as Ihor Pawlyuk, Igor Pavlyk, Igor Pavluk; Ukrainian: І́гор Зино́війович Павлю́к, Russian: Игорь Зиновьевич Павлюк, born 1 January 1967 in Uzhova, Ukrainian SSR) is a Ukrainian writer, translator and research worker.He is a Winner of a 2013 English PEN Award and a Doctor of Social Communication.Ihor Pavlyuk is a member of the European Society of Authors.
    • Age: 56
    • Birthplace: Rozhysche Raion, Ukraine
  • Ivan Fedorovych Drach (Ukrainian: Іва́н Фе́дорович Драч, 17 October 1936 – 19 June 2018) was 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.
    • Age: 86
    • Birthplace: Telizhyntsi, Ukraine
  • Ivan Kotliarevsky
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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.
    • Age: Dec. at 69 (1769-1838)
    • Birthplace: Poltava, Ukraine
  • Liudmyla Skyrda
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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.
    • Age: 77
    • Birthplace: Kirovohrad, Ukraine