Published: May 1, 2015

Kārlis Vērdiņš

Kārlis Vērdiņš, "Adults"
The poet, translator and literary scholar Kārlis Vērdiņš was born in 1979 in Rīga. He has published four collections of poems since 1997. Since 2007, Kārlis Vērdiņš has worked for the University of Latvia Institute for Literature, Folklore and Art, focusing on Latvian poetic prose and on the constructs of gender and sexuality in Latvian literature and culture. He has received several literary prizes.

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"Post Factum"

Published: May 1, 2015


Jānis Rokpelnis, "Post Factum"
The poet Jānis Rokpelnis was born in 1945 in Rīga. He has worked at the Museum of Art and the Rīga Film Studio, as well as for the newspapers and magazines Literatūra un Māksla, Labrīt and Karogs. Jānis Rokpelnis has been a docent at the Latvian Evangelical Lutheran Christian Academy and served as a consultant on poetry for the Latvian Association of Authors. He himself is the author of a number of scripts for puppet films, a libretto for a musical performance, and the documentary long-form "Modus." Jānis Rokpelnis translates poetry from the Russian and has received many literary awards.

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Published: May 1, 2016

Toms Treibergs

Toms Treibergs, "Fever"
Toms Treibergs was born in 1985 in Rīga. He works at Latvian Public Television as the editor and a report for the "Culture News" broadcast. He is also an actor and director at the "Nerten" improvisational theatre, as well as a cinema and theatre critic. Toms Treibergs' first collection of poems was titled "Circumstances of Light."

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"Crossroads of Palms"

Published: May 1, 2016

Andris Ogriņš

Andris Ogriņš, "Crossroads of Palms"
Poet Andris Ogriņš was born in 1975 in Rīga. He has published works in literary journals and on Internet portals. His first collection of poetry, "I Swear by the Ravens," was released in 2008, followed by "Clock Under Clock" in 2011.

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