Tychyna, Pavlo

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Pavlo Tychyna, 1891–1967, Ukrainian poet. Tychyna's first volume of verse (Solar Clarinets, 1919) revealed a strong symbolist influence. His later poetry, including The Party is our Guide (1934) and To Grow and Act (1949) maintained its rich images and rhythms, but conveyed a praise of Soviet communism that he eventually tempered. Tychyna is considered one of the major modern Ukrainian poets.