bio11Mykola Dementiuk was born in 1949 of Ukrainian parents in a West German DP camp, immigrating to America when he was two. After Catholic grade school & public high school in New York City, he graduated from Columbia University in 1984.

A writer with varied employment, from gyro seller at Lollapalooza to roustabout at the Big Apple Circus, Mykola helped create the magic of the Cirque du Soleil performances of “Alegria” in Santa Monica, Chicago, Washington DC, Boston, and New York with his electrical work.

After suffering a massive debilitating stroke in 1997, Mykola eventually returned to writing, using one finger to execute the fantasies and psycho-sexual stories of his mind.

Mykola’s writing has appeared in issues of Paramour, EIDOS, BNI, Aphrodite Gone Berserk, Atom Mind, Jack & Jill Off, and the Hair anthology from Synergy. Synergy has also published chapbooks Times Queer, Baby Doll, and Selected Tales as well as softcover editions of Times Queer and two full-length novels, Vienna Dolorosa and Holy Communion. Online credits include Pink Pages, Frequently Felt, and Velvet Mafia.

Mykola Dementiuk may be reached by regular mail through Synergy, POB 8, Flemington NJ 08822; or via the contact form.