KB: The Suspect

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Pub Date: 04/01/2009

Pages: 140

Publisher: White Pine Press

Imprint: White Pine Press

ISBN 13: 9781893996281

ISBN 10: 189399628X

Price: $17.00 / $22.99 CAN

Category: POETRY / European / General

KB: The Suspect

By Marcelijus Martinaitis, Laima Vince

Price: $17.00

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About the Book

“To the pantheon of East European poets—Zagajewski, Szymborska, Herbert, Holub—we must now add Martinaitis. ‘K.B.,’ the poet’s common-man alter ego, has one foot in the miseries and fears of the post-Soviet era, one in the usual turmoils of the human self. In Laima Vince’s wonderful translation, this poetry is sharp, comic, salty, yet at the same time overflowing with compassion and tenderness.”—Alicia Suskin Ostriker

Marcelijus Martinaitis is a well-known Lithuanian poet and essayist. He has published ten collections of poetry. This is his first collection in English.

Laima Vince is a poet, writer, and translator. She teaches at the University of Southern Maine and directs the Stonecoast Summer Writers’ Conference.

About the Book

KB: The Suspect addresses post-Soviet East European reality as no other collection to date.

Author

Marcelijus Martinaitis is a poet, essayist, and translator. He is a major poet and is well known in Lithuania as a public figure in the fight for the restoration of the independent state of Lithuania since 1988. Martinaitis has published ten collections of poetry, including his most popular collection, The Ballads of Kukuti and two collections of essays. Laima Vince is a poet, writer, and translator. She teaches at the University of South Maine and directs the Stonecoast Summer Writer's Conference. She has translated both poetry and prose from Lithuanian, including The Earth Remains: An Anthology of Contemporary Lithuanian Prose. She is currently a Fulbright lecturer in Lithuania.