Musakovska Yuliya

Musakovska Yuliya

Ukrainian poet, translator

Yuliya Musakovska was born in 1982 in Lviv, Ukraine. She is a Ukrainian poet and translator.

She has published four collections of poems, Exhaling, Inhaling (2010), Masks (2011), Hunting the Silence (2014) and Men, Women and Children (2015). Her works have been published in numerous magazines, almanacs and anthologies, translated into English, German, Swedish, Lithuanian, Hebrew, Polish, Bulgarian, Russian.

Yuliya translates poetry from Swedish and has published her translations from Tomas Tranströmer. She also translates modern Ukrainian poetry into English (published in bilingual anthology of Ukrainian poetry "Letters from Ukraine", 2016).

A winner of numerous literary awards in Ukraine, among them DICTUM Prize by Krok Publishing House in 2014, Smoloskip Poetry Award in 2010, Ostroh Academy "Vytoky" Award in 2010, Bohdan Antonych Prize in 2009 and "Hranoslov" Award in 2008.

Having graduated from the National Ivan Franko University of Lviv, where she studied international relations, she has since been working in marketing and communications, in the IT industry since 2007. Yuliya also teaches marketing at Lviv IT School, as a part of Business Development course. She is a frequent speaker at industry events.

In 2016, director Oleksandr Fraze-Frazenko filmed a poetry movie "The Clay" (poems and voice by Yuliya Musakovska), the premiere took place at Book Arsenal Festival in the same year and at Book Forum in 2017.

In 2018 she presented a poetry and musical project "Circulation" based on her new poems together with musicians Taras Puzyr (bass guitar) and Luka-Teodor Hanulyak (percussion).

In June 2018 she supported an open letter by cultural leaders, politicians and human rights activists appealing to worlds’ leaders in order to stand up for defense of Oleg Sentsov, a Ukrainian director and other political prisoners jailed in Russia.