UK publishes poetry and prose collection dedicated to Ukraine's Victoria Amelina
The British Publishing House Jetstone has released the collection Writing Under Fire: Poetry and Prose from Ukraine and the Black Country with works by Ukrainian and British writers
This is reported by Chytomo.
In the UK, Jetstone Publishing House has released the anthology Writing Under Fire: Poetry and Prose from Ukraine and the Black Country.
The collection is dedicated to the memory of Ukrainian writer Viktoria Amelina, who died after Russian missile attack on Kramatorsk, Donetsk region.
"In this unique collection, Ukrainian writers reflect on Russia's war against their country to understand the impact of terror and the trauma that is being inflicted. They are in conversation with colleagues whose work is connected to the Black Country in the UK. Sometimes British writers are closely connected to their Ukrainian counterparts, but sometimes we find more direct, more intimate conversations. The unfolding transcultural dialog is building a literary bridge to support Ukraine," the publisher's website says.
Writing Under Fire: Poetry and Prose from Ukraine and the Black Country contains twenty-one pieces that use a wide range of forms and styles, as well as literary genres, including folklore and fairy tales, to give voice to an unspeakable situation.
"Together, they are writing a response to protest the inhumanity and injustice of what is happening to sovereign people," the Jetstone website says.
The book contains works by 10 Ukrainian writers: Halyna Kruk, Ihor Pavliuk, Bohdan Kolomiichuk, Roksolana Zharkova, Liudmyla Taran, Rostyslav Melnykov, Dmytro Semchyshyn, Ivan Andrusiak, Tetiana Belimova, and Viktoriia Amelina.
British writers are engaged in a dialogue with Ukrainian authors: Niall Griffiths, R. M. Francis, Charlotte Barnes, Cooley Coley, Carrie Hadley-Price, Anthony Cartwright, Roy Macfarlane, Casey Bailey, Carmel Dugan, and Bess Groce.
The Ukrainian texts were translated into English by Nina Murray and Vitaliy Chernetsky.
The Black Country is a region of England that is part of the Midlands. It got its name from the smoke from many thousands of iron foundries and forges, as well as from the shallow 30-foot-thick coal seams.
Victoria Amelina died on July 1 from injuries sustained during a Russian attack on Kramatorsk. Amelina, 37, was in the Ria Lounge restaurant with a group of Colombian journalists and writers when the Russian missile struck the building.