NEW YORK – St. George Academy (SGA) students and faculty met on Friday, April 20, with renowned poet, novelist, writer and translator Serhiy Zhadan, who visited the school in order to meet with the students and share his latest musical project.
The students also met with Virlana Tkach, the founding director of Yara Arts Group, who translated for Mr. Zhadan and spoke about some projects that she and Mr. Zhadan are working on together.
Mr. Zhadan shared some of his poetry with the students and showed one of his latest musical videos performed by his rock group Zhadan and the Dogs. He also recounted his time on the frontlines of the war in Ukraine, specifically in the Russian-occupied city of Luhansk in Ukraine.
Mr. Zhadan is an internationally known Ukrainian writer with 12 published books of poetry and seven novels to his credit. He is the winner of more than a dozen literary awards.