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Ukrainian poet Slyvynsky's selection is shortlisted for US Walcott Prize

2 July, 2024 Tuesday
15:36

The English translation of the Winter King selection by Ukrainian poet and translator Ostap Slyvynsky has been shortlisted for the Derek Walcott Prize for Poetry 2024

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Chytomo reported the information.

The poetry selection Winter King by Ukrainian author Ostap Slyvynsky was published in English by Lost Horse Press and translated by Vitaly Chernetsky and Iryna Shuvalova. The selection has now been shortlisted for the Derek Walcott Prize for Poetry.

The Derek Walcott Prize for Poetry is presented annually by Arrowsmith Press in partnership with the Derek Walcott Festival and the Boston Playwrights' Theater. The prize recognizes a selection of poetry published in the past year by a living poet who is not a U.S. citizen. Selections in English or in English translation are eligible for the prize.

Besides Ostap Slyvynsky, the following authors were shortlisted:

  • Antonella Anedda, Historiae, tr. by Susan Stewart and Patrizio Ceccagnoli, (NYRB)'
  • Ned Denny, Ventriloquise, (Carcanet Press)
  • Martina Evans, The Coming Thing, (Carcanet Press)
  • Sergey Gandlevsky, Ochre & Rust,  tr. by Philip Metres, (Green Linden Press) 
  • Mireille Gansel, Soul House, tr. by Joan Seliger Sidney (World Poetry Books)
  • Nick Laird, Up Late, (Faber & Faber)
  • Michael Lavers, The Inextinguishable, (University of Tampa Press)
  • Paula Meehan, The Solace of Artemis, (Dedalus Press)
  • Pierre Nepveu, The Four-Doored House, tr. by Donald Winkler, (Signal Editions, Véhicule Press)
  • Erin Noteboom, A knife so sharp its edge cannot be seen, (Brick Books)
  • Romeo Oriogun, The Gathering of Bastards, (University of Nebraska Press)
  • Christopher Reid, Toys / Tricks / Traps, (Faber & Faber)
  • Óscar García Sierra, Houston, I'm the Problem, tr. by Carmen Yus Quintero, (World Poetry Books)
  • Hannah Sullivan, Was It For This, (Faber & Faber)

The winner will be announced on October 15 during the fall presentation of the book by Sven Birkerts, Glyn Maxwell, and Gjertrud Schnackenberg. In 2021, the Derek Walcott Prize was awarded to Ukrainian writer Serhiy Zhadan.

Ostap Slyvynsky is a poet, translator, and literary critic. He translates fiction and nonfiction from English, Belarusian, Bulgarian, Macedonian, Polish, and Russian. His own works - poetry and essays - have been translated into English, Belarusian, Bulgarian, Croatian, Czech, Galician, German, Latvian, Lithuanian, Russian, Serbian, Slovak, Slovenian, Polish, Portuguese, Spanish, Swedish, and Portuguese.

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