Mindaugas Nastaravičius

Vilnius, Lithuania


The scope of poetry itself is probably smaller than that of what is said and written about what poetry is or is not. For me, poetry is a story. It is stories. I appreciate most the ones in which I can recognize a person. Dead or alive, it does not matter so much. What is most important is its ups and downs, discoveries and losses, fears, vices, everything.

Mindaugas Nastaravičius

Mindaugas Nastaravičius was born in 1984 in Marijampolis village near Vilnius. He graduated from Journalism at Vilnius University. Later he studied Philosophy and Literature. His first book of poems titled Dėmėtų akių (2010) was awarded Zigmas Gėlė-Gaidamavičius’ prize for the best debut of the year. In 2014 the second book titled Mo was published. It was included into the top five of the Poetry Books of the Year selected by the expert committee. Alongside with poems, the author writes plays and he is also cooperating with Klaipėda Youth Theatre and Lithuanian National Drama Theatre. In 2015 he was granted the most honourable Lithuanian theatre award the Golden Stage Cross for his plays Demokratija and Man netinka tavo kostiumas.

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