Participants 2012 Poets 2012

Ivan Malkovych / Ukraine

Ivan Malkovych is a noted Ukrainian poet and publisher.He is the proprietor of the publishing house “A-BA-BA-GA-LA-MA-GA”, which specializes in high quality (often illustrated) editions of Ukrainian literature and poetry, and has been a winner of many industry awards.

Born in Ivano-Frankivsk in 1960 where he completed studies in violin at the Music college there before entering Kiev University in 1978 where he majored in Ukrainian philology. He was noted by poet Dmytro Pavlychko who took him under his wing.

Malkovych was closely associated with the first Canadian-Ukrainian joint venture known as Kobza and was involved in the setting up of the Chervona Ruta festival of contemporary Music held in Chernivtsi in 1989.

Malkovych published 5 collections oh his own verse:

  • “White Stone” («Білий камінь» 1984);
  • “The Key” («Ключ» 1988);
  • “Poems” («Вірші» (1992);
  • “An Angel on my Shoulder” («Із янголом на плечі» 1997);
  • “Winter Poems” («Вірші на зиму» (2006);
  • “All that’s near” («Все поруч» (2010).