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Pray to the Empty Wells

Iryna Shuvalova

Translated by Olena Jennings


Pray to the Empty Wells is a bilingual collection of poems by award-winning contemporary Ukrainian author Iryna Shuvalova. The forty-four poems reflect the central section of Shuvalova’s forthcoming book of Ukrainian-language poems of the same title. Shuvalova’s writing is rich, corporeal, and metamorphic, as well as being deeply rooted in Ukraine’s folk culture, re-mixing its traditional spirituality with pulsating eroticism and acute awareness of the natural environment.

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Iryna Shuvalova is the author of three previous poetry collections, Ran (2011), Os (2014) and Az (2014). She has also edited the first anthology of queer writing in Ukraine.

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