Mikhail Semenko

Семенко, Михаил Васильевич

Poet, futurist

Born Kibintsy (Poltava), 31 December 1892

Died Kiev, 23 October 1937


Semenko moved in 1911 to St. Petersburg where he studied psychology and aesthetics under V. Bekhterev. He became acquainted with the Petersburg futurists and started publishing his own poems in 1913. In 1918 he settled in Kiev where he founded some futurists groups and edited a couple of almanacs and journals. He was arrested and shot during the great purge. He is the most prominent Ukrainian futurist of the 1920s.