Real People Live in Ukraine and Want to be Free

People carry national flags forming a human chain across the Dnipro River during Unity Day celebrations in Kyiv — 2018 — REUTERS/Gleb Garanich

In the 1980s, when I was still active in the vibrant writer’s community in and around Detroit, one of my close friends was a Ukrainian poet/activist who spent a good part of her time smuggling out and translating into English the works of dissident Ukrainian poets…

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