On November 26, at 6 pm, poet Lyuba Yakimchuk will present her full-length poetry book Apricots of Donbas in Mariupol. The event is held within the framework of ZMINA initiative by IZOLYATSIA.
Lyuba Yakimchuk is a Ukrainian poet, screenwriter and journalist, was born in Pervomaisk, Luhansk region, Ukraine. Yakimchuk’s works have been translated into more than 10 languages. In 2015, Ukrainian magazine Novoye Vremya included the poet in their rating of 100 most influential cultural figures in Ukraine. She also performs in a musical and poetic duet with the Ukrainian double-bass player Mark Tokar, she works as a cultural manager.
The collection of poems by Lyuba Yakimchuk deals with subjects of memory, love, sense of home, Donbas and Ukraine, war and reality decomposition during war time. The book is released by Vydavnytstvo Staroho Leva publishing house, it is one of the top 10 books about war accordingly to the list of Forbes Ukraine.
The presentation will take place in Molodiozhny Palace of Culture, 17/25 Kharlampievskaya Street, Mariupol.
The project is made possible with the support of the Human Rights Fund of the Netherlands Embassy in Ukraine.