Aušra Kaziliūnaitė is an author of four books of poetry. Last year her selected poems, The Moon is a Pill (Parthian Books, 2018) was published in English. The book was listed among the five best works of Baltic literature recently translated into English by literature expert Jayde Will. Several of Kaziliūnaitė‘s poems appeared in How the Earth Carries Us: New Lithuanian Poets (Lithuanian Culture Institute, 2017) and New Baltic Poetry Anthology (Parthian Books, 2018). Her texts have been translated into many other languages as well. Aušra Kaziliūnaitė has received numerous Lithuanian national awards including the Young Artist Prize from the Ministry of Culture (2016). She was invited to the International Writing Program 2018 (IWP) in the USA and participated courtsey of the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs at the U.S. Department of State. Aušra is the Vice Chair of the Lithuanian Writers Union and lives in Vilnius.
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