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Jurgita Jasponytė was born in 1981 in Zarasai. She began her studies at Vilnius Pedagogical University in 1999 and went on to receive a BA in Lithuanian philology and an MA in literature. She works as a librarian, raising her daughters Ugne and Jūre Jotvile. Her poetry collection Šaltupė (the name of a Zarasai street, meaning “cold river”) won the Lithuanian Writer’s Union First Book Contest. In 2015, she won the Zigmas Gėlė Prize for best poetic debut. Her second poetry collection Vartai Auštriejį (The Sharp Gates of Dawn) was published in 2019. For this book she was awarded Vladas Šlaitas and Paulius Širvys literary prizes. In 2019 Vartai Auštrieji was included into Book of the Year top five list. Her third poetry book Visata atsisėda netinkamoje vietoje (The Universe Settles in the Wrong Place) was published this year.

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reflections on belonging

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Graphic Novels

Poem form the poetry book "The Sharp Gates of Dawn"

 

 

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