Warm greetings to all of you, our critical readers and charitable critics. More than once I’ve been asked (as I’m sure all of you have as well): Where can I read your poetry? Your prose? Who are your most interesting writers? What is Lithuanian literature like? What is most important to the writers in your country?


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Photo by Vladas Braziūnas
what of it
that i stand watch for the third day
over an unborn poem

The woman was not afraid. This land had never been hers, it had never belonged to her. Just like her life.

Photo by Laura Vansevičienė
It’s liberating, like removing diapers from a child –
I crawl through my dream naked and without shame.

Alis Balbierius - Ričardas Gavelis - Vilnius, 1992-I
You have to read these letters. That’s your duty. Who else will do it if not you? Who else, if not you, who deliberately or by accident taught me something, but who never taught me anything completely?

Photo by Remigijus Treigys
The greatest punishment for a dictator appearing on a balcony would be the silence of the crowd gathered below. Silence as punishment and silence as self-worth.

Photo by Justina Bastytė-Žilinskienė
and the snow will crunch, and the dew will push through the door,
and there will be nothing,
only three hearts, palms grown together

Photo by Vladas Braziūnas
How do you get out of yourself, the way you leave home, drive out of the city, fly from one country to another? How to understand yourself, if you can’t look at yourself from the outside?



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