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Knuts Skujenieks
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Poet, translator and literary critic, Knuts Skujenieks was born in Riga, Latvia in 1936. In 1962 he was arrested, accused of “anti-Soviet propaganda,” and sentenced to seven years in a forced labour camp in Mordovia. During his imprisonment, Skujenieks wrote more than 1,000 poems, from which this collection is taken. He has been awarded the prestigious Order of Queen Isabella the Catholic of Spain (2004), the Three Star Order of Latvia (2005) and the Cross of Recognition (2008), a Latvian medal of honour. In 2008, he was awarded the Baltic Assembly Prize for Literature for his Writings, the collected works in eight volumes.

Books by Knuts Skujenieks

All I Have Is Words