Ksenia Rychtycka

Poet, Fiction Writer

Warren, MI

Author's Bio

Ksenia Rychtycka is a 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, nonfiction and poetry have appeared in numerous literary journals, anthologies and periodicals. Her short story collection Crossing The Border was a finalist in the Next Generation Indie Book Awards. She was also a finalist in the Blue Mesa Review Fiction Contest and a Featured Poet in the Spring/Summer 2011 issue of River Poets Journal. She 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)
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Mused BellaOnline Literary Review
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The Bear River Review
The Literary Bohemian
Prizes won: 

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



Personal Favorites

Favorite authors: 
Edwidge Danticat, Jhumpa Lahiri, Madeline Miller, Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni
What I'm reading now: 
Carrying by Ada Limon

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Ukrainian American
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Hamtramck, MI
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Last update: Nov 27, 2020