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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Lina Ramona Vitkauskas  

Pen Name: None

Genre: Poetry

Audience: Adult;

Born: in Portsmouth, Va

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Illinois Connection

Lina was raised in Chicago, Illinois.

Biographical and Professional Information

Lina ramona Vitkauskas is a Lithuanian-American poet and (past) short fiction writer. In 2009, she was the recipient of The Poetry Center of Chicago’s 15th Annual Juried Reading award, judged by Brenda Hillman, and was nominated by Another Chicago Magazine for an Illinois Arts Council Award (in both poetry and fiction categories).

Published Works Expand for more information

Titles At Your Library

Shooting Dead Films with Poets
ISBN: 1933126000

Fractal Edge Press. 2004

In this collection of exquisite poems, the fiction editor of Milk Magazine honors celebrities of film and literature with wondrous images linked together in mysterious ways revealed only to those unswayed by their surrealism, those willing to stay with the poems as they move deeply below the surface of appearance and syntactic parsing. The power of her diction derives from the powerful deep structure linking each image to magical path of layered interpretations they invite and reward.

Range of Your Amazing Nothing
ISBN: 0982211562

Ravenna Press. 2010

Lina ramona Vitkauskas' poetry is richly textured and layered, a palimpsest pleasure. In The Range of Your Amazing Nothing, Ashbery and Superman, Lorca and Jacqueline Bisset, Nancy (the comic strip character) and Forrest Gander all coexist and inform her most amazing verse. --Denise Duhamel

Speaking Engagements

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