The article deals with the Ukrainian futurist Mykhail' Semenko (1892-1937) in order to remember this figure of the European avant-garde movement. Firstly, his poetological and ideological positions are contextualised by looking at his activities within the literature scene in Kiev and Charkov. Secondly, his poetry's characteristics are analysed, which are intertextuality, intermediality, synaesthetic efforts to amalgamate different arts and ways of perception, especially visual poetry, accompanied by a parodistic tendency. Besides, he was striving for a new language, fascinated by distant and exotic destinations and the idea of communism. Semenko's poetry has successfully combined contradictions between Western and Eastern European futurists, internationalism and Ukrainian traditions, urban and rural life.