“I would never say: this poem is about lesbians, that one is about price increase for public transportation, and those poems are about the horrors of capitalism”

"Regarding queer-poetry, it is everywhere in Ukraine. No matter how the ultra-right dudes want to make their dreams about purity and holiness true, this country has never been homogeneous. It’s difficult not to drown in the variety of stories that in one way or another push to think beyond simple oppositions. Contradictions that surround authors in the Ukrainian context are inexhaustible material."

 

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