Arvis Viguls

Arvis Viguls (1987) is a Latvian poet, literary critic and translator from English, Spanish, Russian and Serbo-Croatian. He lives in Riga where he leads poetry workshops at the Latvian Writers Union. His first poetry collection Istaba (Room, 2009) received Annual Prize of Latvian Writers Union for the best debut and Poetry Days Prize as the best poetry book of the year. After his second critically acclaimed collection 5:00 (2012) he is now working on his third book (scheduled for 2016). Viguls’ poems have been published in anthologies and literary magazines in English, German, Russian, Serbian, Czech, Finnish, Lithuanian and Hebrew. His translations include poetry of J. Brodsky, F.G. Lorca, W. Whitman, W. B. Yeats, V. Popa and others.