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Sonya Bilocerkowycz is a Ukrainian-American writer and artist from the Black Hills of South Dakota. She is the author of On Our Way Home from the Revolution (Ohio State University Press/Mad Creek Books, 2019), selected by David Lazar and Patrick Madden as winner of the Gournay Prize for a debut essay collection. 


Sonya's work has appeared in Guernica, Ninth Letter, New York Review of BooksLit Hub, Los Angeles Review of Books, Colorado ReviewThe Normal School, and in the anthology Sad Happens: A Celebration of Tears, edited by Brandon Stosuy (Simon & Schuster, 2023). Before completing her MFA at Ohio State, she served as a Fulbright Fellow in Belarus, an educational recruiter in the Republic of Georgia, and an instructor at Ukrainian Catholic University in L'viv. 


Currently, Sonya is the Director of Creative Writing at SUNY Geneseo in western New York. She has been named a 2022 National Endowment for the Arts Creative Writing Fellow and is at work on a second book. 

Author photo by Lindsay Jordan.

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