Read the texts about Taras Shevchenko. Make up your own report about the great Ukrainian poet. Present your report in class. Taras Shevchenko is a famous Ukrainian poet, artist and thinker. He was born on March 9th, 1814 in the village of Moryntsi. His parents’ names were Grigory and Catherina. Taras Shevchenko was a serf.