Daryna Gladun is a Ukrainian writer, translator, performance artist and researcher. She is a young, celebrated poet who won number of Ukrainian and International poetry competitions and scholarships (such as ‘Word Coronation’, Oles Honchar Ukrainian-German literary award, Smoloskyp publishing house literary competition prize etc). Daryna Gladun is the author of two books of poetry (written and published in Ukrainian language). The first one рубати дерево (to chop the tree), 2017, was marked as one of the best poetry books of the year by Ukrainian literary critics, book reviewers, International jury of the Kovaliv Foundation Prize, as well as book bloggers and readers. Her second book ІЗ ТІНІ КРАСИВИХ ЧЕРВОНИХ ХЛОПЧИКІВ (FROM THE SHADOW OF HANDSOME RED BOYS), 2020, touches upon topics of soviet and post-soviet experiences of discriminated groups of people and, according to PEN Ukraine, was one of the best Ukrainian poetry books in 2020. The bilingual book Radio ‘Wojna’ is going to be published in Biblioteka Śląska Publishing (Poland) in Janusz Radwański’s translation.
Daryna Gladun is participant of international residences and literary projects in Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Latvia, and Poland. Her poems have been translated into 21 languages.