Lina Kostenko

Lina Vasylivna Kostenko (Ukrainian: Ліна Василівна Костенко, born 19 March 1930 in RzhyshchivKyiv Region, in the Ukrainian SSR of the Soviet Union[1]) is a Ukrainian poet and writer, recipient of the Shevchenko Award (1987).

Kostenko is a leading representative of Ukrainian poets of the sixties known as the Sixtiers. This group started publishing during the 1950s and reached its apex during the early 1960s. It was during the 1950s when Kostenko published her first poems in major Ukrainian periodicals. She is a Honored Professor of Kyiv Mohyla Academy, Honorary Doctor of Lviv and Chernivtsi Universities.

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  1. Georgie

     /  March 9, 2022

    Thank you for sharing this poet. I will look for her poems now! #StandWithUkraine


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