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Sara Poisson (real name: Rasa Čergelienė) – poetess, prose writer, essayist.
She was born 30 June 1964, in Plinkšiai, Mažeikiai district.
In 1982 she finished Juozas Balčikonis Secondary school in Panevėžys. From 1983 till 1990 she studied at Vilnius University, Faculty of History and got her degree in journalism. She started working for “Penevėžio balsas” in 1988 and worked till 1992. During the years of 1992-2007 she worked as a journalist for daily newspaper “Lietuvos rytas”. From 2007 till 2013 she worked for “ORLEN Lietuva” company in communication department. Since 2013 she is a freelance translator and journalist. Her work has been published in literary press as well as in various almanacks and collections: “Poezijos pavasaris”, “Poetinis Druskininkų ruduo”, “Po šiaurės dangum”, “Diemedžio vakarai” and others. Her work has been translated into English, German, Polish, Ukrainian, Georgian, Russian, Latvian, Belorussian and Dutch.
She is also a photographer and has had several individual exhibitions.
A member of Lithuanian Writers’ Union since 2003.

Bibliography:
Nelygybė: poems. – Vilnius: Vaga, 1999.
Kūno išganymas: poems. – Vilnius: Vaga, 2002.
Šmogus: short stories. – Vilnius: Ciklonas, 2005.
Pasienis: poems. – Vilnius: Vaga, 2006.
Čiupinėjimo malonumas: essays. – Vilnius: Tyto alba, 2007.
Šabaš: novel (together with Mari Poisson). – Vilnius: Lietuvos rašytojų sąjungos leidykla, 2011.
Gražūs daiktai: poems. – Kaunas: Kauko laiptai, 2013.
Madam madam madam: novel. – Vilnius: Alma littera, 2014.

Drew up:

Gyva oda: literary almanack of Mažeikiai district 2004. – Šiauliai: Lucilijus, 2004.

Awards:

2006 The book Šmogus was nominated in Book of the Year Campaign, in Prose section.
2006 Literary Hat award during the festival of Literary Winter of Panevėžys.
2012 Literary Fox award during the festival of Literary Winter of Panevėžys.
Several years in a row she has won the anonymous one poem contest during Druskininkai Poetic Fall festival.

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