Ksenia Rychtycka

Poet, Fiction Writer

Warren, MI
Michigan US

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 appears in Wordpeace, FUSION Magazine, The Poetry Distillery and Ukrainian American Poets Respond. 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, Ukrainian-American Writers: A New Generation of Literary Voices at the Ukrainian Institute of Modern Art in Chicago and The Ukrainian Institute of America.

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: 

Fall 2023 Poetry Society of Michigan contest (Honorable Mention in the George Dila Memorial Prose poem category)

2024 BEST OF THE NET nominee (Poetry Distillery);

2022 Best Book Award (American Book Fest) in Poetry Chapbook category;

2022 Eric Hoffer Book Award in Poetry 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;

2008 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: Oct 25, 2023