“Poetry of the free” Ukrainians launched the portal of poems about the war
More than 12,000 applications of poems have been written by Ukrainian and foreign poets since the beginning of Russia’s military actions in Ukraine.
This is the number of applications of poems submitted during the first 16 days to the portal “War Poetry”, which was created with the support of the Ministry of Culture and Information Policy of Ukraine and the State Agency of Ukraine for Arts and Art Education in early March 2022.
“More than 80% of the poems are optimistic. This means that poets believe in the victory, which very accurately conveys public response,” said in the statement of the Ministry of Culture and Information Policy of Ukraine.
“Volunteers from all over the world help us with the translation of the portal’s interface, and we already have a collection of poems in 7 languages. So this project can be definitely called international,” mentioned Oleksandr Tkachenko, Minister of Culture and Information Policy of Ukraine.