Runa Svetlikova

Belgium


Runa Svetlikova (1982) believes that it’s impossible to capture reality but keeps on trying to do it anyway in both image and word. She studied graphic design and is currently studying languages and literatures but thankfully it hasn’t helped.

After a few years of testing her work on a live audience she made her debut in 2014 with the poetry collection This Soft White Room, published by Marmer Press. This Soft White Room won the Herman De Coninck Prize for best debut, the Jo Peters Poetry Award. In 2016 fot this book she won the international poetic award “Bridges of Struga” for best debutant book is awarded by Struga Poetry Evenings together with UNESCO. She does regular readings and organizes small poetry festivals.

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