Burokas Marius

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Marius Burokas – poet, translator, literary critic.
He was born 30 April, 1977 in Vilnius.
In 1995 he started his studies of Lithuanian language and literature at Vilnius University. In 2001 he participated in International writing program organized by Iowa University. He wrote literary reviews for several years in “Literatūra ir menas”. Worked as a teacher of Lithuanian language, in agency of public relations, in several newspapers and journals. Since 1995 he is working with different cultural press (“Metai”, “Literatūra ir menas”, “Nemunas”, bernardinai.lt, lrt.lt, etc.) publishing book reviews. His poetry has been published in cultural press and anthologies “Poezijos pavasaris”, “Poetinis Druskininkų ruduo”, “Literatūrinės Vilniaus slinktys”, “Žiemos žodžiai”. He translates from English language and has translated poems of Charles Simic, Walter S. Marwin, Gwendolyn MacEwen, Robinson Jeffers, Robert Bly, James Dickey, William Carlos Williams, Margaret Atwood, Michael Ondaatje, Russell Edson, Al Purdy, Irving Layton, Hilda Doolittle (H.D.), Alan Dugan, David Malouf, Alden Nowlan and others.
A member of Lithuanian Writers' Union since 2007.

B i b l i o g r a p h y :
Ideogramos: poems. – Vilnius: Vaga, 1999.
Būsenos: poems. – Vilnius: Lietuvos rašytojų sąjungos leidykla, 2005.
Išmokau nebūti: poems. – Vilnius: Tyto alba, 2011.

T r a n s l a t i o n s   f r o m   E n g l i s h :
Ch. Bukowski. Apsakymai. – Klaipėda: Shemitten press [Vario burnos], 2003.
Ch. Bukowski. Paštas: novel. – Kaunas: Kitos knygos, 2004, 2008, 2013.
Ch. Bukowski. Skaitalas: novel. – Kaunas: Kitos knygos, 2005.
Ch. Bukowski. Pragaras skirtas vienišiems: poems (together with G. Pulokas). – Kaunas: Kitos knygos, 2007.
H. S. Thompson. Baimė ir neapykanta Las Vegase: novel. – Kaunas: Kitos knygos, 2007.
W. Allen. Diagnozė: nepakaltinamas: short stories (together with G. Pulokas, S. Repečka). – Vilnius: Knygius: Vaizdų kultūros studija, 2010.
J. G. Ballard. Avarija: novel. – Kaunas: Kitos knygos, 2010.
J. Perkins. Ekonomikos smogiko išpažintis. – Kaunas: Kitos knygos, 2011.
A. Ginsberg. Staugsmas, Kadišas ir kiti eilėraščiai (together with K. Pocius). – Kaunas: Kitos knygos, 2011.
Sh. Alexie. Absoliučiai tikras pusės etato indėno dienoraštis: kaip pabėgti iš savo namų ir susirasti namus?: novel. – Vilnius: Alma littera, 2011.
Ch. Bukowski. Paprastos beprotybės istorijos: short stories. – Vilnius: Kitos knygos, 2011.
S. Beckett. Įrašyta kauluose: novel. – Vilnius: Tyto alba, 2012.
J. Updike. Teroristas: novel. – Vilnius: Tyto alba, 2012.
Ph. Roth. Portnojaus skundas: novel. – Vilnius: Baltos lankos, Kitos knygos, 2012.
J. Winterson. Apelsinai – ne vieninteliai vaisiai: novel. – Vilnius: Kitos knygos, 2013.
M. Ondaatje. Kačių stalas: novel. – Vilnius: Tyto alba, 2013.
Ch. Rodrigues, Ch. Garrat. Modernizmas: įvadas: illustrated guide. – Vilnius: Modernaus meno centras, 2013.
R. Appignanesi, Ch. Garratt, Z. Sardar, P. Curry. Postmodernizmas: Introduction: illustrated guide. – Vilnius: Modernaus meno centras, 2014.
J. C. Parkin. F**k it: ideal spiritual way. – Vilnius: Alma littera, 2014, 2015.
R. Aslan. Maištininkas: Jėzaus Nazariečio gyvenimas ir laikai. – Vilnius: Kitos knygos, 2015.

D r e w   u p :
Prekės iš kosmoso: poetry collection of Latvian poet group “Orbita” (drew up and translations from Russian, together with B. Januševičius, V. Dekšnys). – Vilnius: Kitos knygos, 2014.
How the Earth Carries Us: New Lithuanian Poets (together with R. Užgiris). – Vilnius: Lithuanian Culture Institute, 2015.

C o - a u t h o r :
L. Katkus, T. S. Butkus, M. Burokas, J. Butkytė, A. Žagrakalytė, G. Kazlauskaitė. Six young Lithuanian poets (selected and translated by K. Sh. Keys). – Vilnius: Vaga, 2002.

A w a r d s :
2011 Young Yotvingian prize for poetry book “Išmokau nebūti”.
2011 Award by Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Lithuania for journalistic work.
2012 Antanas Miškinis literary award for poetry book “Išmokau nebūti”.
2013 Award for poetry translations into Lithuanian language during Poetry Spring festival.
2013 Award “ Naujasis knygnešys” during Vilnius Book festival.