Lesyk Panasiuk

(c) Valentyn Kuzan

is a Ukrainian writer, translator, designer, and performance artist from Bucha. He has written three volumes of poetry in Ukrainian, books published in Romanian and Russian, and individual texts translated into 20 languages. Translator and cotranslator of books by Valzhyna Mort, Siarhey Prylutski, Dmitry Kuzmin, Artem Werle, and of three anthologies of Belarusian literature. He is a laureate of various literary competitions and received Ukraine’s 2019 Presidential Scholarship for writers. He has been a guest and fellow of the international residencies for writers and translators in Latvia (Ventspils, 2019) and Poland (Warsaw, 2021). During the war, he fled Bucha after his house was severely damaged by the Russian army.