ed. Vyt Bakaitis
ISBN 1-881471-91-8 $24.95 524 pages
Generous selection of the best 20th century, contemporary Lithuanian verse, with strong preliminary excerpts from two earlier classics. Reliable bi-lingual format with fresh, sturdy versions in eminently readable English. Extended preface locates the poetry in broader cultural, historical context; end-notes offer capsule bios and compact interpretations of 53 poets.
Rewarding gift and usable tool for all readers.
Vyt Bakaitis, Poet and translator, a native of Lithuania,has lived in the US from an early age. His book of poems City Country was published in 1991 (NY: Black Thistle Press) and since then twobooks of his translations have also appeared. Several translations are in the anthology World Poetry (NY: W. W. Norton, 1998).