Giedrė Kazlauskaitė


My poetry is not for performing. I never wanted to read aloud, to participate in meetings with readers, to hear my poetry with guitar, to see it in comic strips. I never wanted my poetry to be closer to people, only silent reading in paper.

Giedrė Kazlauskaitė

Giedrė Kazlauskaitė, born in 1980, studied Lithuanian language and literature at Vilnius University, where she tried writing a doctoral dissertation.

She won a prize for the best debut in the "Poetry Spring" Almanac in 2000. Her first book was prose Sudie, mokykla! (Bye-Bye, School!), her second book – poetry Heterų dainos (keturiasdešimt eilėraščių), Songs of Hetaeras (poems), 2008. She was awarded by “The Young Yotvingian prize” as a best young poet for this book in 2009.

Giedrė‘s third book, written together with Father Julius Sasnauskas, presents commentary on the gospels. Her fourth book – poetry: Meninos (Las Meninas). The book is chosen by competent Commission to Five best poetry books of 2014 in Book of the Year Campaign.

Since 2010, she was served as the editor of the weekly cultural periodical Šiaurės Atėnai (Athens of the North).

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