Ksenia Rychtycka

Poet, Fiction Writer

Warren, MI

Author's Bio

Ksenia Rychtycka is an award-winning Ukrainian-American fiction writer and poet. She has a Master of Arts degree in Creative Writing from Columbia College Chicago and worked as an editor in Ukraine during the early years of the post-Soviet era. Her fiction and poetry have appeared in numerous literary journals, anthologies and periodicals. New work is forthcoming in Wordpeace and FUSION. She was a Featured Poet in River Poets Journal. Ksenia has participated in literary presentations of her work at the Cornelia Street Café in New York City and Ukrainian-American Writers: A New Generation of Literary Voices at the Ukrainian Institute of Modern Art in Chicago.

Publications & Prizes


Twenty Years After The Fall (Parlor City Press, 2010)
Crossing The Border (Little Creek Books, 2012)


River Poems (Lilly Press, 2010)
A Sky Full Of Wings (Finishing Line Press, 2021)
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Mused BellaOnline Literary Review
River Poets Journal
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The Bear River Review
The Literary Bohemian
Prizes won: 

2022 Eric Hoffer Book Award in chapbook category;

2022 da Vinci Eye winner for cover design (Eric Hoffer Book Awards);

Shortlisted for 2022 Eric Hoffer Book Award Grand Prize;

2020 New Women's Voices Chapbook Competition Finalist;

Honorable Mention (Poetry): New Millenium Writing Awards (Summer 2018);

Honorable Mention: Margo LaGattuta Poetry Award (Rochester Writers/Summer 2017);

2013 Next Generation Indie Book Award Finalist in the category of Short Story/Fiction;

Blue Mesa Review Fiction Contest Finalist



Personal Favorites

Favorite authors: 
Edwidge Danticat, Rita Dove, Jhumpa Lahiri, Madeline Miller, Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni
What I'm reading now: 
Apricots of Donbas by Luba Yakimchuk

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Ukrainian American
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Hamtramck, MI
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Last update: Aug 07, 2022