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Portrait of Lyuba Yakimchuk

© Kate Motylova

Lyuba Yakimchuk

Poet, drama, and scriptwriter

Lyuba Yakimchuk Poet, drama, and scriptwriter, born in Pervomaisk, Luhansk region, and currently living in Kyiv, Ukraine. She is the author of several full-length poetry collections, including Apricots of Donbas, which received the International Poetic Award of the Kovalev Foundation (NYC, USA). Her poems have been translated into more than twenty languages. She is the first poet performer at Grammy Awards of all time — in 2022 she performed her poem Prayer in Free project by John Legend dedicated to Ukraine