Antanas A. Jonynas (born 1953) is one of the best-known Lithuanian poets. He made his debut in 1977 and since then he has published a collection of poems approximately every three years. In trying to describe his poetry, most critics employ musical metaphors, and often mention jazz. His style is very dynamic, with broken rhythms and hurried punctuation. Many have compared his work to the poetry of beatniks; but it is often noted that he is less socially conscious and more of an individualist, concerned with inner presences and the stirrings of a person, and is related to the lost generation in his wistfulness and longing, doubt and hesitation. Jonynas is also one of the best translators of poetry in Lithuania, and has translated Faust by Goethe. He is also a very active participant in the poetry scene. Until recently, he was the chairperson of the Lithuanian Writers’ Union.
(bio taken from Lithuanian Culture Institute)

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Poem from the poetry book "November Relapse"



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