Two poems by Brūveris published by literary journal

Two poems by Pēters Brūveris of Latvia have been published in the latest issue of the biannual Michigan-based literary journal Absinthe.

Brūveris, born in 1957 in Rīga, has won numerous awards for his work. He has published eight collections of his poetry. Brūveris also has written children’s books, librettos, song lyrics and text for animation films, as well as done literary translation, according to the journal.

The poems, “Tombs” and “Untitled,” were translated by Ināra Cedriņš of Chicago. She edited the 1984 collection, Contemporary Latvian Poetry, published by the University of Iowa Press. Cedriņš is now working on a new anthology of Baltic poetry, according to the journal.

The journal also has a blog, Absinthe Minded, and a MySpace page.


The latest issue of Absinthe includes two poems by Pēters Brūveris.

Andris Straumanis is a special correspondent for and a co-founder of Latvians Online. From 2000–2012 he was editor of the website.

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