Marčėnas Aidas

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Aidas Marčėnas – poet, essayist, literary critic.
He was born 24 September, 1960 in Kaunas.
From 1964 he lives in Vilnius. He finished 22nd Secondary school in Vilnius and then studied at Vilnius Conservatoire for some time. He had different jobs: as a gaffer at a theater, as a stoker, packer of books, etc. He has collaborated with cultural press as a literature reviewer and published a lot of articles in “Metai”, “Literatūra ir menas”, “Šiaurės atėnai”, etc. He has revived sonnet genre in Lithuanian poetry. His debut was in 1985 in magazine “Pergalė”. His poetry has been published in various almanacks, anthologies and collections. His poems are translated into English, Belorussian, Polish, French, Russian and other languages.
A member of Lithuanian Writers’ Union since 1993.

B i b l i o g r a p h y :
Šulinys: poems. – Vilnius: Vaga, 1988.
Angelas: poems. – Vilnius: Vaga, 1991.
Dulkės: poems. – Vilnius: Lietuvos rašytojų sąjungos leidykla, 1993.
Metai be žiogo: poems. – Vilnius: Regnum, 1994.
Vargšas Jorikas: poems. – Vilnius: Vaga, 1998.
S. Parulskis. 50 poems (selected by A. Marčėnas); A. Marčėnas. 50 poems (selected by S. Parulskis). – Vilnius: Baltos lankos, 1999.
Dėvėti: poems. – Vilnius: Lietuvos rašytojų sąjungos leidykla, 2001.
Žmogaus žvaigždė (together with Š. Leonavičius). – Vilnius: Žara, 2004.
Pasauliai: poetry. – Vilnius: Lietuvos rašytojų sąjungos leidykla, 2004.
Eilinė: collection of poetry. – Vilnius: Lietuvos rašytojų sąjungos leidykla, 2006.
Būtieji kartiniai: reviews, insights, re-insights. – Vilnius: Apostrofa, 2008.
Eilėraščiai. – Vilnius: Lietuvos nacionalinė Martyno Mažvydo biblioteka, 2008.
Šokiai: poems. – Vilnius: Lietuvos rašytojų sąjungos leidykla, 2008.
Dievų taupyklė: poetry of life’s stream. – Vilnius: Lietuvos rašytojų sąjungos leidykla, 2009.
Ištrupėjusios erdvės: poetry of nine lifes. – Vilnius: Lietuvos rašytojų sąjungos leidykla, 2012.
Sakiniai: small essays, 2010–2012. – Vilnius: Lietuvos rašytojų sąjungos leidykla, 2013.
Tuščia jo: poems. – Vilnius: Lietuvos rašytojų sąjungos leidykla, 2013.
Viename: poems. – Vilnius: Lietuvos rašytojų sąjungos leidykla, 2015.

D r e w   u p :
Iš Vilniaus į Vilnių: collection of poetry. – Vilnius: Lietuvos rašytojų sąjungos leidykla, 2008.

A w a r d s :
1987 Award for the best debut in Poetry Spring almanack.
1989 Zigmas Gėlė-Gaidamavičius award for the best poetry debut of the year.
1994 Laureate of Poetry Spring festival.
1999 Julijonas Lindė-Dobilas literary award.
2005 National Culture and Art Prize.
2005 Book “Pasauliai” was included into the list of twelve most creative books of the year.
2006 Book “Eilinė” was included into the list of twelve most creative books of the year.
2008 Yotvingian Prize for poetry book “Šokiai” and the book was included into the list of twelve most creative books of the year.
2012 Book “Ištrupėjusios erdvės” was nominated in the Book of the Year Campaign.
2013 Jonas Aistis literary award.
2013 Book “Tuščia jo” was included into the list of twelve most creative books of the year.
2014 Lithuanian Writers’ Union award for poetry book “Tuščia jo”.