Apļi (2012)



Artis Ostups (1988) is the author of poetry collection Comrade Snow (2010), which was nominated for Best Debute at the Annual Award in Literature. In 2010 he received The Prize of the Ventspils International Writers’ and Translators’ House for being the best promising newcomer in literature. Since 2008, he has been publishing book rewievs and articles on literature and aesthetics in Latvian press and online magazines. Ostups graduated in philosophy (BA) from University of Latvia and is still continuing his studies (MA), working through Walter Benjamin’s aesthetics. His translations of Walt Whitman appeared in a Latvian edition of Leaves of Grass (2011). He’s currently living in Sigulda and finishing his second poetry collection, which will be published next year.




  • Yunus Emre Institute
  • Czech Centre Brussels
  • Mission of the Faroes to the EU
  • LOFT 58
  • Greenland Representation to the European Union
  • Hungarian Cultural Institute Brussels
  • Network to Promote Linguistic Diversity
  • Scottish Government EU Office
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  • Lithuanian Culture Institute
  • Embassy of the Republic of Estonia in Belgium
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  • Permanent Representation of the Republic of Slovenia to the European Union
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  • Swedish Institute
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  • Austrian Cultural Forum
  • Leeuwarden Europan Capital of Culture 2018
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  • Commission européenne
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  • Greenlandic Writers Association
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