This selection comes from Inga Pizāne’s poetry collection Having Never Met, available from A Midsummer Night’s Press. Purchase your copy here! Our curator for this selection is Letitia Trent.
Inga Pizāne (1986, Krāslava) is a Latvian poet whose first collection Tu neesi sniegs (You are No Snow) was published in 2016 by Jānis Roze. She has performed at the Poetry Days events, the “The Blood of a Poet” festival and other international workshops and festivals, and her work has appeared in theatre and radio. Her poems have been translated into English, Welsh and Russian. She is currently preparing both her second book of poems and her first book of short stories.
Jayde Will is a literary translator from Latvian, Lithuanian, and Estonian. Recent or forthcoming translations include Latvian author Daina Tabūna’s short story collection The Secret Box (The Emma Press) and Latvian poet Artis Ostups’s collection GESTURES (Ugly Duckling Presse). He lives in Riga.