Solitary Architectures, Selected Poems Kornelijus Platelis

With Our Baggage by Alan Berecka

translated by Jonas Zdanys

A world poet who happens to be from Lithuania, Kornelijus Platelis is famous for the wide range of his subject matter. In this collection we see his fine eye for detail and imagery in writing lyric poems that sing celebrations of feelings and passions familiar to us all yet made new by the power of poetic expression.

Master poet Jonas Zdanys, whose first language is English and whose other first language is Lithuanian, offers us fresh, new lyric poems that began with the poetry of the noted Lithuanian poet Kornelijus Platelis.

Solitary Architectures is among the best translations of poetry from another culture and language into English.


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About the Author

Jonas ZdanysJonas Zdanys was born in New Britain, Connecticut, a few months after his parents arrived in the United States from a United Nations camp for Lithuanian refugees. He received his B.A. in English from Yale University and his M.A. and Ph.D. in English from the State University of New York.

A bilingual poet and translator, he is the author of forty-three books, forty of them collections of poetry, written in English and in Lithuanian, and of translations from the Lithuanian. He has received a number of prizes, book awards, writing and travel grants, and public recognitions for his own poetry and for his translations.

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