November 20 at the Philological Faculty of Zaporizhzhya National University held a meeting of Ukrainian poet, translator, literary critic and social-political activist Dmytro Pavlychko with students.
At the beginning of the meeting Dean of the Faculty of Philology Tamara Khomiak introduced the guest to those present and gave him a word.
His story Pavlychko began with memories of his last visit to Zaporizhzhya. He also spoke about his own work, including the cooperation with Zaporizhzhya singer Anatoliy Serdyuk, who wrote the music for the poet's poem "Get up, Ukraine". In addition, Dmytro Vasylovych wrote the poem "Song of Khortytsya", an excerpt from which recited and passed it to Anatoliy Serdyuk for creation of a new song.
After a short story attendees had an opportunity to ask questions the guest. Answering them, Dmytro Pavlychko told about urgency of a theme of Holodomor in modern literature, the problem of split personality subconscious Ukrainian and Russian, modern problems of poetry, topical theme for literature, plans for the future and the present, and much more. To students writer wished to read books, learn languages and improve themselves. Dmytro Pavlychko told stories of his life with a lot of jokes. Answering the question, which of his relatives took over the talent, he replied: «My wife, because she got the talent to endure me, alongside all my life».
In conclusion, a gift from the students of the Faculty of Philology Mykola Bilyk performed the song "Two Colors", the words of which wrote Dmytro Vasylovych. In response Dmytro Pavlychko gave to Scientific Library of ZNU 10 volumes of translated and his own poetry.