Midianka Petro

Born on 14 May 1959 in Shyrokyi Luh Village, Tiachivskyi district of Transcarpathian region, he is a poet, essayist and translator.

In 1982, Petro graduated from the Department of Philology of the Uzhhorod University. Afterword, he worked as a school teacher of Ukrainian language and literature. He is an author of the following poetry collections: “Threshold”, “Farametlyky”, “Omphalos”, “The Green Fyres”, “The Grass of God”, “Dyzhma”, “Silver Primash”, “Fair”, “A Ladder to the Sky”, “Maramaros Split”, “Elm Leaf”, “40 Sonnets and Herbaria”, “Carpathians for Three”, “Uzhgorod Cafés”, “Maramaros Rennet” (in Czech), “Gentian’s Scent” (in Slovak).

In 2012, Petro became a laureate of the Shevchenko National Prize of Ukraine in Literature.

He publishes essayistic, translates from central European languages (Slovak, Czech, Polish, Hungarian, Romanian).

Petro lives in Shyrokyi Luh Village and Uzhgorod, Transcarpathia.