About The Book
Yarmarok is the Ukrainian word for "fair" or "marketplace." It effectively conveys both the spirit and the substance of this first anthology of Ukrainian writing in Canada to be published in English. It includes a wealth of literary works, in a variety of genres and styles, by an array of poets, playwrights, and prose writers including Oleksandra Chernenko Ted Galay Maara Haas Maria Holod Myrna Kostash Janice Kulyk Keefer Svitlana Kuzmenko Vera Lysenko Irena Makaryk George Morrissete Borys Oleksandriv George Ryga Volodymyr Skorupsky Danylo Husar Struk Oleh Zujewskyj Marco Carynnyk and many others.
Some of the contributors to this volume are at the beginning of their literary careers, while others are established professionals with a long list of creative accomplishments to their credit. The collection is almost equally divided between post-Second World War immigrants who write in Ukrainian (many available here for the first time in translation) and the anglophone progeny of earlier Ukrainian settlers all of whom first appeared in print in Canada after 1945. See Ukrainians and Alberta in the Encyclopedia of Ukraine.
About The Authors
A graduate of the University of Alberta and the University of Toronto, Jars Balan is the editor of Yarmarok: Ukrainian Writing in Canada since the Second World War and author of the illustrated history Salt and Braided Bread: Ukrainian Life in Canada …
Yuri Klynovy was the long-time president of the Ukrainian Canadian Writers' Association, Slovo. He was the editor of numerous books. A collection of his essays and reviews was published in 1981 under the title Moim synam, moim pryiateliam (To My Sons and My Friends) . He also contributed to Mykola Ponedilok's Funny …
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