Matthew Hall gives a succinct and insightful review description of The Unmemntioable…. in Canadian Literature… thanks, Matt! And may 2013 bring us all change and openness and gladness toward others!
http://search.geshergalicia.org, the searchable database of Jewish names and addresses and dates that will soon have names from Bibrka….
An interview with Montreal writer Michael Lake about The Unmemntioable.
http://www.lvivcenter.org/en/chronicle/news/?newsid=750 another great site…
have been reading all afternoon in http://www.memoryofnations.eu and extracted list of references to Lviv as they sound like a poem to me…. and make me think of Adam Zagajewski’s poem “To Go to Lvov”, a beautiful poem… but mine is “To Go to Lviv”…
TO GO TO LVIV (Homage to witnesses)
But as we were in Lviv from the very beginning
My father really liked the city of Lviv
He decided to move back to Lviv.
We held the defense of Lviv
We were protecting Lviv against the German enemy.
we saw a German aircraft fly over the city Lviv.
He came out with us of the city of Lviv.
the child was able to walk freely in Lviv and nobody noticed he was a Jew.
to be so-called chaplain in the Soviet concentration camp in Lviv.
she has a dugout house in Butynskyy forest in Lviv region
but she managed to run away.
The only bomb that flew over Lviv
because Lviv was almost undestroyed
the family moved to Lviv,
wanted to enter the theological seminary in Lviv,
he studied in Lviv
in the city of Lviv
she worked in newly created Lviv pharmacy.
He gained primary education in class for children in Lviv prison
Later lived in Lviv and continued education
she was given amnesty and returned to Lviv.
he went to study to Lviv medical school.
Łąckiego and Zamarstynowska street prisons in Lviv
He lives in Lviv.
following which the family fled to Lviv
She never left Lviv
I lived on Akademichna street in Lviv when I was arrested
Her sister went to Lviv and was prevented
I remember them coming from Lviv,
she was evacuated near Lviv, in 1944, she was deported
Volodymyr’s family was imprisoned in Lviv jail
Was jailed in the prisons of Lviv.
lives in Lviv,
he joined the defense troops in Lviv.
came from Lviv,
He came to Lviv
living in Lviv, Ukraine
deported from transitory prison №25 in Lviv to Siberia
Now she lives in Lviv
We dwelt in Lviv in those days
We left everything in Lviv.
They had been teaching foreign languages in Lviv
he was injured and flown by air to Lviv
about 100 km from Lviv
in Lviv to a Jewish family
to a Jewish family in Lviv
graduated from the Forestry Institute in Lviv
admitted to the Department of Pedagogy of Lviv University
Born in the village Hutysko, Lviv region
We went to Lviv where I had a friend from school.
We arrived in Lviv by dark already
Then we bought an apartment here in Lviv
his father died near Lviv
Plast camp in village of Staryava, region of Lviv
so they could march us off to Lviv.
he was enrolled in Lviv
Afterwards the family reached Lviv
spent her childhood in Lviv
after a few weeks I was sent to Lviv
From that place they were turned back to Lviv.
I remember them coming from Lviv
And he came to Lviv with this bag of wheat on his back.
I was called to Lviv and told to convert to Orthodoxy. I refused,
wanted her to finish the 6th grade of the gymnasium in Lviv
working on construction of the airport between Sambir and Lviv
A mine exploded, stones fell on my spine, they took me to Lviv
after passing Lviv
first there was Stryi, Skolno, Kharkiv, Lviv, Kharkiv
My father was originally a bank clerk of the Lviv branch
when we were north of Lviv,
a student in the medical institute in Lviv
She came to Lviv, the train was delayed, they seized her
managed to escape during a prison transportion to Lviv
From then we always lived in Lviv
Lviv was not in ruins
They drove me to Lviv
Take a last look at Lviv, you will never see it again.
He now lives in Lviv, Ukraine, where he is a cantor
When the Germans were running away from Lviv
My sister wrote to me in Lviv
In Lviv I unloaded sugar from train wagons
Our one-year stay in Lviv was a period of deportations to Siberia
he emigrated to the Polish Lviv.
He left Lviv “at the last moment”
spent his youth in Polish town Sniatyn near by Lviv
Where this boy from Lviv
assigned to work on a road leading to Lviv
six-months of treatment in Lviv
he was in the labour camps Lviv and Odesa
Born in the village of Komorniki (Lviv
Ukrainians who were going to school in Lviv
took us to the hospital in Lviv
in Lviv the stopover was longer
another one to Lviv
I cannot say how long the stopover in Lviv
by a freight car to hospital in Lviv
thwarted his hopes for studying at technical college in Lviv
worked as a laboratory assistant in Lviv
and they took it out only in Lviv
his injury in the military hospital in Lviv
her family were evacuated from Lviv
he returned to Lviv
I will keep my oath. Here in Lviv
Canstar Community News – ONLINE EDITION
Ukrainian experience to be discussed
Governor General award-winner coming to North End
By: Rob Brown
Posted: 02/29/2012 1:10 AM | Comments: 0 (including replies)
An acclaimed Canadian writer has chosen to launch her latest book of poetry in the North End.
Six-time Governor-General award nominee Erin Moure, winner of the award for her 1988 work Furious, will present her new book of poetry The Unmemntioable at the Ukrainian Cultural and Educational Centre on Sat., March 3 at 7 p.m.
She said launching the book in Winnipeg made sense. “I thought it would be marvellous to launch it in Winnipeg, in the centre of the country,” she said.
Bohdana Bashuk, executive assistant at the centre, said attracting someone the calibre of Moure, who has also been short-listed for the Canadian Griffin Poetry Prize, is a real coup for the organization.
“It is a wonderful opportunity to see both established and new voices to Winnipeg speak about Ukrainian identity and their experiences,” she said.
Moure’s launch will be part of an evening celebrating Ukrainian identity and experience and will include presentations from a handful of poets, artists, essayists and filmmakers. The presentations will be followed by an open discussion moderated by Dr. Alison Calder.
Moure said what led her to focusing on the Ukraine for the project was a promise she made to her mother.
“The book is an attempt to grapple with identity, displacement, grief for a lost world that neither my mother nor my grandmother were able to,” she said.
She added the choice of the title, The Unmemntioable, was not meant to get would-be editors reaching for their red pens.
“It’s a physical deformation of the word, but one that is still visible beneath its deformations. It’s a mumble or whisper. Unmentionable, as such,” she said.
Moure’s debut poetry book, Empire, York Street, was nominated for a Governor General’s award in 1979.
Her work Little theatres is the winner of the A.M. Klein Prize for poetry, as well as a nominee for the Governor General’s Award and the Pat Lowther Poetry Prize. Since 2000 she has also focused on French, Spanish and Galician translation work.
Bashuk said while much of the centre’s focus is on Ukrainian history, it is also trying to concentrate more on current culture. “The good thing about these types of events is they end up in rousing great discussion,” she said.
Located at 184 Alexander Ave. East, the Ukrainian Cultural and Education Centre was created in 1944 to preserve Ukrainian culture in Canada.
The centre is home to a museum, archives, library and art gallery and is the largest Ukrainian cultural institution of its kind in Canada.
For more information call 942-0218 or see http://www.oseredok.org.