|Intro||Ukrainian writer and poet|
|Birth||31 December 1892, Kibintsi, Mirgorodsky Uyezd, Poltava Governorate, Ukraine|
|Death||23 October 1937, Kyiv, Ukraine (aged 44 years)|
|Politics||Russian Social Democratic Labour Party|
Mykhaylo Vasyliovich Semenko (Ukrainian: Миха́йло Васи́льович Семе́нко) was a Ukrainian poet, and a prominent representative of Ukrainian futurist poetry of the 1920s. He is considered to be one of the lead figures of Executed Renaissance.
He was a founder of futurist groups Aspanfut, Komunkult, Nova Generatsiya, and Kverofuturism, better known in English as "Panfuturism". He was an editor in couple of almanacs and the journal "Nova generatsiya". As a poet Semenko wrote primarily for urban audiences. Semenko was arrested in 1937 and executed by NKVD in Solovki prison camp during the Great Purge. In the 1957 he was rehabilitated.
- Юрій Лавріненко. Розстріляне відродження: Антологія 1917–1933. — Київ: Смолоскип, 2004. (in Ukrainian)
- Encyclopedia of Ukraine. Semenko, Mykhailo