Award-winning contemporary Ukrainian poet who writes in English, Ukrainian and Russian.
Born on July 9th 1987 in the city of Bila Tserkva (Kyiv region), I started expressing my interest towards creative writing from the early age. I wrote my first poem at the age of 10, first song lyrics for my rock band at the age of 15 and published a book of poetry "Window into the being" (in Ukrainian) at the age of 16. I am a winner and laureate of numerous Ukrainian poetry contests and festivals, including international creative contests.
In poetry, I prefer to ignore the punctuation to let the words flow in a chaotic order, my imagery is full of exotic accents and irresistible dark charm of decadence. Unity with the Universal spirit and love for nature make my poems understandable for the international audience. I have got inspiration from the music and poetry of Bjork and Type O Negative, poets of the French symbolism and Russian futurism. My favorite poets are Walt Whitman and Vladimir Mayakovskiy. English is my second language so I improve my versification skills with every new poem.
Currently, I am working on my book of English poetry which will be entitled "Misinterpretation of the Black".
As an artist, I am guided by the subconscious with its distorted border between reality and fantasy. I have been attending the art studio of Ukrainian traditional painting style "Petrykivskyi rozpys" for over 5 years but later fell in love with abstract painting and digital art.
"Abstract art has no boundaries since boundless is the soul" - this is my self-defined motto in art.
An aspiring nature and wildlife photographer, I adore traveling and exploring what nature has to offer in different parts of the world. The RAW photos from my recent prolific trip to Tanzania are available here.
Proud to be a finalist of the 6th Season (2016-2017) of prestigious international photo contest HIPA :)
Welcome to my creative world and enjoy!
For any inquiries regarding my poetry, art and photography please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
You can follow my Instagram profile as well: @evelum_