Oksana Maksymchuk is a poet in the Ukrainian language; she has won the Bohdan-Ihor Antonych Prize (2005) and Smoloskyp Prize (2008), two of Ukraine’s most prestigious awards for young poets. Translations by Maksymchuk and her cotranslator Max Rosochinsky have appeared in the Best European Fiction series (Dalkey Archive Press), Berlin Quarterly, and London Magazine. She and Rosochinsky won first place in the 2014 Joseph Brodsky-Stephen Spender competition, one of the top awards for poetic translation from the Russian language. Maksymchuk is an Assistant Professor in the Philosophy Department at the University of Arkansas. She is currently working on Words at War: New Poems from Ukraine, an anthology of poetry about the war in Ukraine (Academic Studies Press).