Aušra Kaziliūnaitė

Vilnius, Lithuania


Brutality reveals itself as a part of a sacred madness of creativity in my poems as it is no longer a marker of itself. And an important part of the whole upon the removal of which worlds still to be built would collapse, too. - Aušra Kaziliūnaitė

Aušra Kaziliūnaitė

Aušra Kaziliūnaitė (b. 1987) is a poet. She received a BA in History and an MA in Religious Studies. The poet, who is also a doctoral student of Philosophy at Vilnius University, so far has published four books of poetry: Pirmoji lietuviška knyga (2007; The First Lithuanian Book), 20% koncentracijos stovykla (2009; 20% Concentration Camp), Mėnulis yra tabletė (2014; The Moon Is a Pill) and esu aptrupėusios sienos (2016; I Am Crumbled Walls). She has received numerous national awards, including the Jurga Ivanauskaitė Prize and the Young Artist Prize of the Ministry of Culture. She is currently on an internship at the University of Amsterdam.

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