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Participants: Kornelijus Platelis

Kornelijus Platelis(Photo: Alvydas Slepikas)

Kornelijus Platelis, poet, essayist, translator, was born in 1951.  He is a graduate of the Vilnius Engineering Construction Institute and worked for twelve years in this field, practicing literature at the same time.  He is now President of the Lithuanian Artists Association, Editor-in-Chief of the weekly journal Literature & Art (Vilnius), and Chairman of the Board of the international annual literary festival, Druskininkai Poetic Fall.  He has published seven collections of poetry in Lithuanian, three in English, and one in Italian translation; he has also published a book of essays, and Lithuanian translations of T. S. Eliot, Seamus Heaney, Ezra Pound, Czeslaw Milosz and others.

StAnza 2009 Events:

Sat 21 March | Translated Poets: Lithuania
Reading: Kornelijus Platelis, Sonata Paliulyte (with Kerry Shawn Keys, translator)
The Town Hall, Queens Gardens – Council Chamber

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