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Poet, essayist, prose writer
He was born 13 June, 1953 in Prienai.
In 1971-1975 he studied at Kaunas Institute of Physical Education. In 1975-1976 he worked as a coach at Kaunas Children Sport school, then for a short time he worked as an instructor of a tourist club and as an ambulance medic. In 1977-1980 he worked at Museum of Literature. From 1981 till 1989 he worked as a chemistry laboratory assistant at Kaunas Radio Measurement Technique Research Institute. In 1989 he started working at editorial office of “Nemunas” as an editor, and after it became a weekly magazine he worked as a deputy of editor in chief till 2012. His works have been translated into more than twenty languages. He has participated in events of reading in various foreign countries.
A member of Lithuanian Writers' Union since 1985.

 

Bibliography:
Žeme kaip viršūnėmis: poems. – Vilnius: Vaga, 1980.
Lapkritis veidrodyje: poems. – Vilnius: Vaga, 1985.
Tylinčiojo aidas: poems. – Vilnius: Vaga, 1988.
Komentarai: essays. – Vilnius: Vaga, 1990.
Žuvusi avis: poems. – Vilnius: Vaga, 1991.
Drabužėliais baltais: poems. – Kaunas: Nemunas, 1994.
Meditacijos: collection of poems. – Vilnius: Vaga, 1997.
Dykinėjimai: essays. – Vilnius: Regnum, 1999.
Mirti reikia rudenį: poems. – Vilnius: Lietuvos rašytojų sąjungos leidykla, 2000.
Lietaus migla Lu kalne: essays. – Vilnius: Lietuvos rašytojų sąjungos leidykla, 2002.
Karvedys pavargo nugalėti: poems. – Vilnius: Lietuvos rašytojų sąjungos leidykla, 2005.
Kazašas: novel. – Vilnius: Lietuvos rašytojų sąjungos leidykla, 2007.
Sąskambiai: 1+2: poems and photography / Donaldas Kajokas, Romualdas Rakauskas. – Kaunas: Nemunas, 2008.
Kurčiam asiliukui: poems. – Vilnius: Lietuvos rašytojų sąjungos leidykla, 2011.
Ežeras ir kiti jį lydintys asmenys: novel. – Vilnius: Tyto alba, 2012.
Rinktiniai eilėraščiai: Poezijos pavasario laureatų bibliotekėlė. – Kaunas: Naujasis lankas, 2013.
Lapės gaudymas: essays. – Vilnius: Lietuvos rašytojų sąjungos leidykla, 2013.
Apie vandenis, medžius ir vėjus: poems. – Vilnius: Lietuvos rašytojų sąjungos leidykla, 2015.

 

Translations from Russian:
J. Mėjus. Ko nekalbėjo Konfucijus. – Kaunas: Eridanas, 1999.
A. Marinina. Juodasis sąrašas: novel. – Kaunas: Jotema, 2004, 2013, 2014.
L. Ulickaja. Danielis Štainas, vertėjas: novel. – Kaunas: Jotema, 2011.

 

Awards:
1991 Yotvingian Prize laureate.
1992 Salomėja Nėris award.
1995 The Poetry Spring festival laureate.
1998 Lithuanian Writers' Union award for the book Meditacijos.
1999 Varpai literary award.
1999 National Culture and Art Prize.
2003 Prize for the best essay book Lietaus migla Lu kalne (during Poetry Spring festival).
2006 One Litas award for poetry book Karvedys pavargo nugalėti.
2011 Poetry book Kurčiam asiliukui was selected as the most creative book of the year.
2011 Art and Culture award of Kaunas City Municipality.
2012 Kaunas Artist Association award for the book Ežeras ir kiti jį lydintys asmenys.
2012 The most memorable artist of Kaunas for the book Ežeras ir kiti jį lydintys asmenys.
2013 One Euro award for the novel Ežeras ir kiti jį lydintys asmenys.
2013 Insignia of Honor of Kaunas City Municipality (2nd degree).
2013 Liudas Dovydėnas award.
2013 The Baltic Assembly literary award.

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