Vytautas Stankus

Vytautas Stankus

is a poet and translator who lives in Vilnius. Vytautas has studied English Philology at the Lithuanian Pedagogical University. He began publishing poems in the literary press in 2007. His first poetry collection, Walking on the Other Side of Ice (Vaikščiojimas kita ledo puse), 2009 won the Zigmas Gaidamavičius-Gėlė Prize for the best poetry debut.

Literature critics suggest Vytautas is one of the most promising Lithuanian poets. His second poetry book Iš veidrodžio, už (From the Mirror, Behind) was published in 2014. The book was chosen by a professional Commission to Five best poetry books of 2014 in Book of the Year Campaign. In February 2015 Vytautas' book From the Mirror, Behind became a poetry book of the year 2014 in Lithuania.

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