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Tomas Venclova
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Tomas Venclova was born in Klaipeda, Lithuania, in 1937. Because of his outspoken membership in the Lithuanian Helsinki Group, which monitored Soviet violations of human rights, Venclova was threatened with sanctions and, in 1977, forced to emigrate. Since 1980 he has taught at Yale University. Collections of his poems have been published in English as Dialogue in Winter (1999) and The Junction: Selected Poems (2009), and he has won numerous awards, including the Lithuanian National Prize and the Prize of Two Nations, which he received jointly with Czesław Milosz. Venclova’s poetry has been translated into more than twenty languages. (updated 4/2013)

AGNI has published the following work:

Poetry
For R. K.
By Tomas Venclova
Translated from the Lithuanian by Ellen Hinsey
AGNI 67 Print Only
Poetry
La Baigneuse
By Tomas Venclova
Translated from the Lithuanian by Rimas Uzgiris
Poetry
The Opposite Shore
By Tomas Venclova
Translated from the Lithuanian by Ellen Hinsey
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