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A Palmer’s Chronicle

cat header a palmers chronicleThe Vilnius Review has decided to begin publishing short, witty essays about Lithuania and Lithuanians written by poet, translator and prose writer Kerry Shawn Keys. He's been living in Vilnius for nineteen years and knows the city and Lithuanians inside out. So, here, each month you will find "A Palmer's Chronicle".
I hope you'll enjoy it.

 

 

Photo by Dainius Dirgėla

By Kerry Shawn Keys

Photo by Dainius Dirgėla

By Kerry Shawn Keys

Photo from Domantas Razauskas archive

By Kerry Shawn Keys

This lyrical essay is dedicated to the artists killed in a fire on March 11, 2007, to the memory of the poet, translator and scriptwriter Mantas Gimžauskas (Šamanas) (1976-2007), and the musician, singer and photographer Remigijus Audiejaitis (Tanaka) (1972-2007). It may seem that everything happened a long time ago, but these deaths are etched into the lives of the generation born in the 1970s – like a dash, a period, a flame, with which youth ends.

Photo: Dainius Dirgėla

By Kerry Shawn Keys

Žygimantas Augustinas, The Highlights of the Day, 2013. Canvas, charcoal, 153x112 cm. From the MO museum collection.

By Kerry Shawn Keys

Photo: Dainius Dirgėla, The Last Shot

By Kerry Shawn Keys

Photo by: Dainius Dirgėla, To the Top, 2015

By Kerry Shawn Keys

Photo by Ričardas Šileika

By Kerry Shawn Keys

Dainius Dirgėla, Foggy Tranquility, 2015

By Kerry Shawn Keys

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