Lithuanians in the News
9th November 2014
|Australian Lithuanian Poet Lidija Šimkutė at the Autumn Poetry Festival in Druskininkai|
Lidija Šimkutė (centre) with the Japanese poet Koichi Yakushigawa
(right) and the Estonian scholar and author Rein Raud at the
Autumn Poetry Festival in Druskininkai 2014.
Photo courtesy Lidija Šimkutė
The Japanese translation of her book was formally presented at the Embassy of Japan in Vilnius on October 6. Koichi Yakushigawa has praised Lidija's poetry and has stated "I have compared Lidija's poems to haiku and Japanese paintings. But in fact Lidija Šimkutė has created a world of her own in her poetry".
As well as being present in Druskininkai, Lidija travelled widely in Lithuania with readings of her poetry.