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Ksenia Rychtycka is a first-generation Ukrainian-American writer. She was born in Chicago and raised in Hamtramck, Michigan. Her debut collection of short stories Crossing The Border was selected as a finalist in the 2013 Next Generation Indie Book Awards in the category of Short Story - Fiction.

Ksenia's short stories and poems have appeared in The Dalhousie Review, The Literary Bohemian, Wisconsin Review, Alaska Quarterly Review, Yellow Medicine Review, The MacGuffin, Dunes Review, Twenty Years After The Fall (Parlor City Press), and elsewhere.

Ksenia worked as an editor in Ukraine during the early years of the post-Soviet era. She has an MA in Creative Writing from Columbia College Chicago.


N.OrlovskaMy last post featured the awesome poetry of Nina Orlovskaya that was recently published in Ukrainian Metro News. Please check out her poems if you haven’t had the opportunity! Her book is available on Amazon. I was excited to interview Nina about her work.


Can you talk about the impact of poetry on your life and when you first started writing.


I started writing poetry early in life, sometime du...

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Crossing The Border
4.33 of 5 stars 4.33 avg rating — 9 ratings — published 2012
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Orange in Bloom (Literature & Fiction)
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Description: This is a short story from my collection Crossing The Border. The story is set during the 2004 Orange Revolution in Ukraine. The arrival of a wayward parakeet forces an elderly woman into action. Read the story to see how her life is ultimately transformed. This story was first published in The Dalhousie Review.

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“When Luba was born, her parents named her after the Ukrainian word for love. Lubov. Moya Luba. Lubochka. Every letter Roman had ever written Luba started out with a different variation of her name.”
Ksenia Rychtycka, Crossing The Border

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“And the uniqueness of every moment
seeks the path from pain to a pearl.”
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“In vain have I struggled. It will not do. My feelings will not be repressed. You must allow me to tell you how ardently I admire and love you.”
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“When Luba was born, her parents named her after the Ukrainian word for love. Lubov. Moya Luba. Lubochka. Every letter Roman had ever written Luba started out with a different variation of her name.”
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“I felt once more how simple and frugal a thing is happiness: a glass of wine, a roast chestnut, a wretched little brazier, the sound of the sea. Nothing else.”
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“Give the children love, more love and still more love – and the common sense will come by itself.”
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