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[Poetry] Untitled

By Mykyta Ryzhykh


We soared vapors of moisture up to the cloud

Will we be able to return to earth?

The white cat of my younger sister is afraid and hides under a canopy

Every time it rains from the sky

Mykyta Ryzhykh is the winner of the international competition “Art Against Drugs”, bronze medalist of the festival Chestnut House, laureate of the literary competition named after Tyutyunnik. Ryzhykh has a long list of awards namely the Lyceum and Twelve, awards named after Dragomoshchenko. Ryzhykh has been published in Dzvin, Ring A, Polutona, Rechport, Topos, Articulation, Formaslov, Colon, Literature Factory, Literary Chernihiv, Tipton Poetry Journal, Stone Poetry Journal, Divot, dyst, Superpresent, Allegro Poetry Magazine, Alternate Route, and Better Than Starbucks Poetry & Fiction Journal. Ryzhykh has also been published with Littoral Press and in the “Ukrainian literary newspaper”, the “Syaivo” almanac, and on the "Literary Center” and “Soloneba” websites. Ryzhykh is also the recipient of a scholarship for young artists from the President of Ukraine.


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