Poetry Mesa, a global poetry community serving poets and poetry, will present My Soldiers Are the Words I Wield: Three Centuries of Ukrainian Poetry. This live Zoom event on April 25, 2022, 5:00 pm CDT, will feature readings by three noted Ukrainian poets and background on Ukraine’s rich poetic legacy. This event is free, but donations are welcome. All donations will go to Chef José Andrés’s World Central Kitchen, which has already fed millions of Ukrainian refugees.
It's terrible to lie in chains,
To rot in dungeon deep,
But it's still worse, when you are free
To sleep, and sleep, and sleep.
~Taras Shevchenko, Ukranian poet, writer, artist