Steve Komarnyckyj

Translator, Writer and Poet

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Steve Komarnyckyj is a translator, writer and poet who was born in Yorkshire, England but maintains strong links with his ancestral Ukraine, where his family still live.

He has built a solid reputation as a high-quality translator in the fields of literature, academia, culture, media, construction, petro-chemicals and others. He has a proven track record of working with businesses and academic centres in Ukraine and Poland, as well a working on personal and confidential documents for individuals in the UK, USA, Canada, Ukraine and Poland.

Praise for Steve Komarnyckyj's translations of Pavlo Tychyna published by Poetry Salzburg in January 2012

"Komarnyckyj's attentive treatment of Tychyna's poems reads like a symphony. The transcendent ideals of a twentieth-century poet's struggle during Eastern Europe's transition into Communism are channeled through Komarnyckyj's keen ear.."

John Gosslee Editor Fjords Arts and Literary Review...

Steve's literary translations and own poems have appeared in Modern Poetry in Translation, Poetry Salzburg Review, Fjords Review and The North, to name but a few. His book of translations from the Ukrainian poet, Pavlo Tychyna, "The Raspberry's Eyelash", was described as a "revelation" by Sean Street.

His first book of his own poetry is due to be published in August 2016.

Articles written by Steve and interviews with him have appeared in Family History, Down Your Way, Prosvita, The Day and Vsesvit.

He is one of the directors, and the chief translator, of Kalyna Language Press Limited, a literary translation and publishing company, and co-editor of Kalyna Review, an internet journal of translated and original literature.

Organisations and publications with whom Steve has worked or had work published with/financed by:

Fjords Arts and Literary Review Ukrainian Helsinki Human Modern Poetry Foyles Bookshop English PEN
Rights Union (UHHRU) in Translation

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