Kyiv Hosts Launch Event for Salam Sarvan’s Poetry

Kyiv Hosts Launch Event for Salam Sarvan’s Poetry


The National Literature Museum of Ukraine, headquartered in Kyiv, has hosted an event to launch І потонути неможливо, неглибокий цей світ... (The World Is So Shallow to Drown in It). This launch event for Salam Sarvan’s poetry collection in Ukrainian translation, published as an AzSTC project, was co-organized by the Taras Shevchenko Institute of Literature of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine (NASU) and “Sammit-Kniqa”, a reputable publishing house in Kyiv.

Academician Nikolai Sulima, deputy director of the Taras Shevchenko Institute of Literature in his opening remarks, highlighted a centuries-long history of the fundamental literary ties between the two nations, noting that the evening will greatly contribute to the further improvement of Ukraine-Azerbaijan literary connections, according to AzerTac.

The next keynote speaker at the event, a senior researcher at the National Museum of Literature of Ukraine Sofia Fecora said the Museum has always been open to cooperation with the Azerbaijan State Translation Centre, and is pleased to have hosted such an event for Salam Sarvan‘s Collection.

Other speakers - Lesya Mudrak, the translator of the book; Marina Goncharuk, the project’s executive secretary; Arif Guliyev, Professor at the Institute of International Relations of the National Aviation University of Ukraine; poets Dmitry Chistyak, Sergey Savin and Yulia Gupalyuk; Irina Demirezen, a lecturer of Azerbaijan Philology at the Taras Shevchenko Kyiv National University - were among others who reiterated their views on the literary ties between the two countries as well as on Sarvan’s poetry .