VIRTUAL: Letters of Love: Proclaiming the Voices of Sanity and Humanity Amidst the War

Wednesday, February 7, 2024
9:00 am to 10:00 am


The reading event will feature three female poets from Ukraine and the United States, who will read from their latest poetry collections on the war in Ukraine. Today is a Different War, a short collection by Lyudmyla Khersonska (Arrowsmith, 2023) and Love Letters to Ukraine from Uyava (River Paw Press, 2023) by Kalpna Singh-Chitnis will offer fresh perspectives on War in Ukraine.

This virtual event was prerecorded. It will be available to watch on-demand online starting on Wednesday, February 7, 2024 through Thursday, March 7, 2024.

Outline & Supplemental Documents

Event Outline: Letters_of_Love_Proclaiming_the_Voices_of_Sanity_and_Humanity_Amidst_the_War_in_Ukraine-01-05-24.pdf



Anita Nahal, PhD, CDP, is a Pushcart Prize-nominated Indian American author-academic. She has four poetry books, four for children, five edited anthologies, among others. Her first novel is due in 2023. Anita teaches at the Univeristy of the District of Columbia, Washington, DC. More on her at: www.anitanahal.com

Lyudmyla Khersonska lives in Odessa, Ukraine. She is the author of six books of poetry. A Russophone poet, she speaks about Russia’s war in Ukraine. Her poems have been translated into many languages. Her name was on the list of 33 International Women Writers Who Are Bold for Change.

Kalpna Singh-Chitnis is the author of five poetry collections and founder of River Paw Press. Her works have been published in notable journals and translated into fifteen languages. A Pushcart nominee, she has received the Naji Naaman Literary Prize, Bihar Rajbhasha Award, and Rajiv Gandhi Global Excellence Award.


February 7–10, 2024
Kansas City, Missouri

Kansas City Convention Center