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Triin Paja

Triin Paja is an Estonian poet living in rural Estonia. She also translates poetry. Her debut poetry collection, Nõges, won the Betti Alver Literary Award. Her poems have appeared in numerous journals and have won the Värske Rõhk poetry awardpoetry award. She also writes and publishes poems in English, which have been nominated for the […]

Dovile Kuzminskaite

Dovile Kuzminskaite was born in 1990 in Vilnius, where she continues to live and work. She studied philology. One can encounter her at Vilnius University, speaking Spanish. She translates poetry from Spanish and her texts have been translated into Spanish, Greek and Arabic.

Kristjan Haljak

  Kristjan Haljak (1990) is an Estonian poet and translator. He has authored five poetry books of which the last is titled “Illuminations. Poems 1974-1990”. He is specialized in French literature and has translated to Estonian works by such authors as Charles Baudelaire, André Breton and Lautréamont.

The Balcans

The participation of foreign authors has been a long-standing Poetry Days tradition. The collection of authors included each year is assembled according to various principles and also just by fortunate happenstance and coincidences connected with our own authors. In order to gain a more concentrated impression of events occurring in the world of poetry in […]

THE POETRY DAYS AWARD

The Poetry Days Award has been an important honour for many years and the Latvian Writers’ Union has been its originator at every stage of its history.

HISTORY

The first Poetry Days were celebrated on 11 September 1965 at Communard Park (now known as the Esplanade) in honour of the 100th anniversary of the birth of Latvian poet Jānis Rainis. The Rainis Monument was unveiled as part of this celebration.

Contacts

The Latvian Writers’ Union ARNO JUNDZE Mob. phone +371 29161981A. Čaka Street 37-1, Rīga, LV-1011lrs@rakstnieciba.lv Project manager of Poetry Days JEĻENA BUDANCEVA Mob. phone +371 26372902 jelena.budanceva@gmail.com

International poetry festival 2020


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