Balbierius Alis

Photo by Benediktas JanuševičiusPhoto by Benediktas Januševičius

Alis Balbierius – poet, essayist.
Was born 1 October, 1954 in Šlepščiai, Biržai district.
In 1973 he finished Biržai Secondary School and studied biology at Vilnius Pedagogical Institute.
From 1978 till 1981 he worked at a Zoological Museum of T. Ivanauskas in Kaunas, in Ventės ragas and in State Board of Nature Protection. From 1982 till 1992 he worked as a reporter at “Komjaunimo tiesa” and in editorial office of “Viltis”. 1992–1993 he worked in editorial office of “Literatura ir menas” and since 1993 till 1996 he was a reporter and editor at “Valstiečių laikraštis”, “Vilniaus tribūna”, “Gimtasis kraštas”. He is also a photographer and had over 30 personal expositions, was participating in various international group expositions. He is a member of Photo artists' Union, Lithuanian Association of Ornithologists and a chairman of the Nature Photography Fund. He published a lot of articles about conservation, environment, culture and photography in press. He actively participates in the Lithuanian Movement of the Greens. He lives and works in Biržai. He is interested in culture of the East and travels to India quite often.
A member of Lithuanian Writers' Union since 1990.

B i b l i o g r a p h y :
Delno irklas: poems. – Vilnius: Vaga, 1986.
Giedančios upės: poems. – Vilnius: Vaga, 1988.
Alsavimų girios: poems. – Vilnius: Vaga, 1990.
Žalias Nojaus laivas: ecological sketch. – Vilnius: Vyturys, 1990.
Jaunojo gamtininko kalendorius. – Vilnius: Žalioji Lietuva, 1995.
Sapno pėdsakai: poems. – Vilnius: Lietuvos rašytojų sąjungos leidykla, 1997.
Tekstai apie viską ir nieką: poems, prose, essay. – Vilnius: Regnum, 1998.
Strazdo anatomija: poems. – Vilnius: Vaga, 2004.
Trobelė ant debesies: essays. – Vilnius: Gimtasis žodis, 2006.
Formų knyga: poems. – Vilnius: Lietuvos rašytojų sąjungos leidykla, 2008.
Skaidrumos: poems. – Vilnius: Homo liber, 2011.
Vaivorykštė ir neandertalietis: essays. – Vilnius: Lietuvos rašytojų sąjungos leidykla, 2012.
99 trieiliai. – Vilnius: Homo liber, 2013.

D r e w   u p :
Biržai. Kraštas ir miestas: photo album. – Vilnius: Šv. Jono gatvės galerija, 2012.

A w a r d s :
1987 Zigmas Gėlė-Gaidamavičius award for the best poetry debut of the year.
1995 Prize of “Literatūra ir menas” for articles about photography.