Lithuanians in the News
1st April, 2007
|Aldona Veščiūnaitė Publishes her Fifth Book of Poetry|
"Edvinas Gražiaveidis Keliauja
Į Marsą" by Aldona Veščiūnaitė
The book cover is by the noted Lithuanian artist Vytautas O. Virkau, residing in the USA. It depicts the inside of a rocket on its voyage to Mars. The intricate colourful design suggests symbolically the title and content of this slim and delightful book.
The poet interweaves excerpts of the Lithuanian pianists, Edvinas Minkštimas, musical career and his achievements on three continents with information of the flight to Mars. Like always, Aldona Veščiūnaitė intrigues the reader with her vast cultural, historical and contemporary array of knowledge that flit past like pictures in a kaleidoscope. They allude to events, surroundings, happenings and reflexions. And yet, nothing is overdone, nothing is out of place.
It is a pleasure to read such a stimulating, well presented book of verse.
The book has been published by the AM&M Publications, Chicago, 2006
Isoldė Poželaitė - Davis AM Sydney, 19.03.2007