Jānis Rokpelnis 
Author

Poemas

Original

Übersetzung

Pasaka par brūci letón

Traducciones: fr et de

to poem

[Uz galda, kas atrodas...] letón

Traducciones: en fr

to poem

Meditācija letón

Jānis Rokpelnis 
Author

Foto © Uldis Briedis (Diena)
* 02.10.1945, Riga, Letonia
Vive en: Riga, Letonia

The poet Jānis Rokpelnis was born in 1945 in Riga into the family of the writer Fricis Rokpelnis. He studied psychology and philosophy at the Leningrad University (1963–1969) and graduated in philosophy from the History and Philosophy Department of the Latvian State University. 
He has worked for the State Museum of Art, the Riga Film Company, the cultural weekly “Literatūra un māksla”, the daily “Labrīt” and the literary magazine “Karogs”. Rokpelnis has also lectured at the Latvian Christian Academy. For several years, he worked as poetry consultant for the Writers’ Union of Latvia and led a poetry workshop in 2004. He has edited numerous poetry and fiction books of younger authors. 

 Foto © Uldis Briedis (Diena)
Rokpelnis has published six poetry collections, the first being Zvaigzne, putna ēna un citi (A Star, a Shadow of a Bird and Others) published in 1975, the latest, Vārti (The Gate) was published in 2004. Next to poetry, he published two collections of essays, numerous screenplays for puppet films, a libretto for the musical Meistars Aleksandrs (Master Alexander, 2002), as well as a biographical novel Modus (about the model and fashion designer Baiba Puzina, 2000).

An expert of Russian poetry, he has translated works of Alexander Blok, Inokentiy Annenski, Marina Tsvetayeva, Semyon Khanin and others. He has received the most prestigious literary award of the Baltic states – the Baltic Assembly Prize (2000), as well as numerous national awards. Rokpelnis received two awards in 2010, the Ojārs Vācietis Award and a prize from the magazine Latvju Teksti for his books of poems.

Publicaciones
  • Zvaigzne, putna ēna un citi

    A Star, a Shadow of a Bird and Others

    poetry

    1975

  • Umurkumurs

    screenplay for puppet film

    1976

  • Vanadziņš

    The Little Hawk

    screenplay for puppet film

    1978

  • Rīgas iedzimtais

    Native of Riga

    poetry

    1981

  • Vilciens no pilsētas R.

    A Train from the City R.

    poetry

    1986

  • Līme

    Glue

    poetry

    1991

  • Rīgas iedzimtie

    Natives of Riga

    essays

    1997

  • Lirika

    Lyrics

    poetry

    1999

  • Modus

    biographical novel about the model and fashion designer Baiba Puzina

    2000

  • Meistars Aleksandrs

    Master Alexander

    musical libretto

    2002

  • … jeb Dievs nav mazais bērns

    … or God Is Not a Little Child

    essays

    2003

  • Vārti

    The Gate

    poetry

    2004

Premios
  • 2000 Baltic Assembly Prize

  • 2010 Ojārs Vācietis Award

  • 2010 Latvju Teksti Prize