Raimonds Ķirķis (1997) is a writer and translator of poetry, and a literary critic. Ķirķis has studied cultural theory in the Culture Academy of Latvia and works in the museum of Rainis and Aspazija in Riga. He is also editor-in-chief of Žoklis magazine. In 2019 he published his debut poetry collection, Kartes (‘Maps’). Ķirķis would like his poems to appear in the shirts of Makia’s 2022 collection.