Artis Ostups (1988) has studied philosophy at the University of Latvia and Charles University in Prague. He is currently working on his doctoral thesis at Tartu University as well as a researcher at the Institute of Literature, Folklore and Art at the University of Latvia. He is also the editor-in-chief of the online magazine Punctum. Ostups is the author of three poetry collections and his poetry has been translated into English, German, French, Russian, Lithuanian, Estonian, Slovenian and Croatian. He is convinced that Lauri Markkanen will never outdo Kristaps Porziņģis at basketball.