OSTAP SLYVYNSKY a poet, translator, essayist, and literary critic. He was awarded the Antonych Literary Prize (1997), the Hubert Burda Prize for young poets from Eastern Europe (2009), and the Kovaliv Fund Prize (2013). In 2015, he collaborated with composer Bohdan Sehin on a media performance, Preparation, dedicated to the civilian victims of war in the East of Ukraine.