Tomas S. Butkus (b. 1975) is a poet and publisher. He graduated from the Vilnius Gediminas Technical University with a degree in architecture. In 1992, he founded the “Copper Mouths” idea workshop where he continues to work on the art of ideas: connecting design, publication, literature, urban studies and other artistic and scholarly initiatives. In 2004, his poetry book, Generated Language Mutation, won the award for most creative Lithuanian book of the year. That same year, Butkus was recognized in London at the International Young Publishers Contest as one of the eight most creative young publishers in the world. Since 1996, he has published one poetry collection and nine chapbooks, as well as two children’s books. His poems have been translated into seven languages. Butkus is the author of more than two hundred art and publication initiatives.
His second poetry book "Lakeland" was published in 2020.

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reflections on belonging

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Graphic Novels

Poems from the poetry book "Lakeland"



translated by Rimas Uzgiris
video by Jevgenij Tichonov
organized by Saulius Vasiliauskas

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