Vytautas Stankus (b. 8 of November, 1984), poet and translator, lives in Vilnius. Vytautas has studied English Philology at the Lithuanian Pedagogical University. He began publishing poems in the literary press in 2007. His first poetry collection, "Walking on the Other Side of Ice" ("Vaikščiojimas kita ledo puse"), 2009 won the Zigmas Gaidamavičius-Gėlė Prize for the best poetry debut. Literature critics suggest Vytautas as one of the most emenrgent Lithuanian poets. His second poetry book "Iš veidrodžio, už" (From the Mirror, Behind) was published in 2014. The book is chosen by competent Commission to Five best poetry books of 2014 in Book of the Year Campaign. In February 2015 Vytautas' book "From the Mirror, Behind" became a poetry book of the year 2014 in Lithuania.
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