Oleksandr Irvanets was born in January 24, 1961 in Lviv, Ukraine. He spent his childhood in Volhyn.
Together with Juri Andrukhovych and Victor Neborak they founded a poetic group “Bu-Ba-Bu” (“burlesque-dancer-extravaganza) in the spring of 1985. His first collection of poems was published in 1987. He has since authored over 20 books, some of which have been translated into Polish, Croatian, and Belorussian. Irvanets also publishes a number of translations, which appear often in magazines, almanacs and anthologies.
(adapted from information on http://www.meridiancz.com/)