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Rima Juškūnė (b. 1979) is a poet and author of two books, Irisai (“Irises”) (2015, published by Kauko laiptai) and Perikonas (“Pericón”) (2018, published by Kauko laiptai). Having graduated from Vilkija Secondary School, she got her BA in Lithuanian Philology in 2003 at the Kaunas Faculty of Humanities of Vilnius University and graduated from Atviros visuomenės kolegija (Open Community College). Later, Juškūnė studied at Aalborg University in Denmark, where she graduated with a BA in Danish Philology and Humanistic Informatics in 2011 and later received a Master’s degree in Information Technology and Interactive Digital Media in 2014. For a long time, she worked as a digital media and communications designer as well as a translator. Currently, Juškūnė is doing a PhD at the Scandinavian Studies Department of Vilnius University, basing her research on short multimodal and heteromedial Danish literature forms. She spends most of her time in Aalborg, is married, and has three children.

Juškūnė’s texts are filled with a perception of the body as an inevitable condition for human existence. The body becomes the center of the lyrical subject, through which and within which its particular experiences arise, such as desire, pain, illness, death, sensations of time and space, etc. The topographic poetic map that she draws is spread between Lithuania, Greenland, Norway, and Denmark.

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Poem from the poetry book “Pericón”

 

 

translated by Ada Valaitis
video by Jevgenij Tichonov
organized by Saulius Vasiliauskas

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