Poetry of pain, truth and deep faith in the victory: poetry collection “Rymova. War” presented in Kyiv
The poetry collection “Rymova. War” was published within the framework of the “Book for Strengthening National Unity” project implemented in cooperation with the Ministry of Culture and Information Policy of Ukraine and the Center for the Protection of the Information Space of Ukraine State Enterprise. The anthology of military poetry contains the works by more than 80 authors from different regions of Ukraine, some of them are currently at the front.
This was discussed during the presentation of the book at Media Center Ukraine – Ukrinform.
“The poetry published here is the poetry of pain, it is the poetry of deep faith in the victory, it is the poetry of inner strength that is on these pages, it is felt, it is conveyed. This is the poetry of truth. These are very honest lines, without pretentiousness, with very eloquent details that speak about everything,” Yuliia Bereko-Kaminska, editor of the collection, said.
During the presentation, Petro Maha, one of the authors whose poems are featured in the anthology, said that he had joined the ranks of the defense forces of Ukraine on the second day of the war, and at the very beginning of his service he started to describe what the country was going through in his works. According to him, his brothers in arms gave him time in the dugout so that he could write poems. Poetry, the author adds, is born after a certain event, and in his verses, he directly conveys the story of the day.
It is worth noting that the collection of military poetry was published at the expense of the state budget with the print run of 1,000 copies.
“It is important that the above-mentioned book was published at the expense of the state budget. It is to be distributed for free, primarily among military personnel and people of the front-line, border and de-occupied territories. In addition, during meetings with the Hero of Ukraine Volodymyr Zhemchugov, students of higher education institutions have an opportunity to read such works and see how through words you can convey the truth about what is happening in Ukraine today, the truth about life, the truth about the war” explained Hanna Krasnostup, Director of the Department of Information Policy and Information Security of Ukraine’s Ministry of Culture and Information Policy.
In addition, Ihor Stepurin, Founder of “Summit-Book” publishing house, noted that the copies of the collection are also distributed in libraries and civic associations. According to him, this is why they will get into the hands and go to the people who really need them.
In turn, Maksym Udovychenko, Head of the Center for the Protection of the Information Space of Ukraine State Enterprise, noted that the first reviews of this anthology are already out. Right before the New Year’s holidays, the book was brought to a military hospital where soldiers undergo rehabilitation after their injuries. And almost every one of them, according to Maksym Udovychenko, found a poem they liked.
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