Zdanys Jonas

Jonas Zdanys – poet, translator.
He was born 30 July, 1950 in Connecticut, USA.
He acquired a Bachelor degree of the English literature at Yale University, a master and doctor degrees at New York University. He gave literature lectures at Yale University, was in charge of poetry and translation theory and practice seminars. He was a vice minister of the Department of Education of Connecticut State. Now he is a professor of English literature and poetry at Sacred Heart University in Connecticut.
A member of Lithuanian Writers’ Union since 1992.

B i b l i o g r a p h y :
B o o k s   i n   L i t h u a n i a n :
Aušros daina: lyrics. – Kaunas: Spindulys, 1993.
Dotnuvos stoty: poems. – Vilnius: Vaga, 1999.
Dūmų stulpai: poems. – Vilnius: Lietuvos rašytojų sąjungos leidykla, 2002.
Tarpdury: poems. – Vilnius: Lietuvos rašytojų sąjungos leidykla, 2008.
Ikaro prisikėlimas: poems. – Vilnius: Lietuvos rašytojų sąjungos leidykla, 2014.

B o o k s   i n   E n g l i s h :
Voice on an Anthill: poems. – New York: Manyland Books, 1982.
Maine Aubade: poems. – Newington: Appletree Chapbooks, 1990.
The White Bend of the River: poems. – New Haven: The Carl Purington Rollins Press, Yale School of Art, 1994.
The Metaphysics of Wolves: poems. – New Haven: The White Birch Press, 1994.
Priam‘s Daughter: poems. – Oxford, Mississippi: The Blue Newt Press, 1997.
Water Light: poems. – Vilnius: Vaga, 1997.
Lithuanian Crossing: poems. – New Haven: The White Birch Press and The Carl Purington Rollins Press, Yale School of Art, 1999.
White: poems. – New Haven: The White Birch Press and The Carl Purington Rollins Press, Yale School of Art, 2004.
The White City: poems. – New Haven: Branford College Press and Jonathan Edwards College Press of Yale University, 2004.
The Woman on the Bridge: poems. – Chicago: Virtual Artists Collective, 2005.
Salt: poems. – Chicago: Virtual Artists Collective, 2007.
The Thin Light of Winter: new and selected poems. – Chicago: Virtual Artists Collective, 2009.
The Kingfisher’s Reign: poems. – Chicago: Virtual Artists Collective, 2012.
Cormorants: poems. – Boston: Timberline Press, 2013.
Preludes After Rain. – Macao: Flying Island Books & ASM, 2016.

T r a n s l a t i o n s   i n t o   E n g l i s h :
Jurgis Gliauda. Agony. – New York: Manyland, 1977.
Sigitas Geda. Songs of Autumn. – Pittsburgh: The Slow Loris Press, 1979.
Selected Post-war Lithuanian Poetry (drew up). – New York: Manyland Books, 1979.
Bronė Martin. Reality and Dream & The Wandering Seagull (self-published), 1979.
Leonardas Andriekus. Eternal Dream (drew up). – New York: Franciscan Fathers Press and Manyland Books, 1980.
Icchokas Meras. Stalemate. – New York: Lyle Stuart; Toronto: General Publishing Co.; Tel Aviv: Michaelmark Books, 1980.
Chimeras in the Tower: Selected Poems of Henrikas Radauskas (drew up). – Middletown: Wesleyan University Press, 1986.
Four Poets of Lithuania: Vytautas P. Bložė, Sigitas Geda, Nijolė Miliauskaitė, Kornelijus Platelis (drew up). – Vilnius: Vaga, 1995.
Smoke From Nothing: Poems by Vytautas P. Bložė (drew up). – Philadelphia: The Pine Press, 1998.
Snare for the Wind: Selected Poems of Kornelijus Platelis (drew up). – Vilnius: Vaga, 1999.
The Theology of Rain: Selected Poems of Alfonsas Nyka-Niliūnas (drew up). – Vilnius: Vaga ir PEN, 1999.
Five Lithuanian Women Poetss (drew up). – Vilnius: Vaga, 2002.
Inclusions in Time: Selected Poems by Antanas A. Jonynas (editor). – Vilnius: Lietuvos rašytojų sąjungos leidykla, 2002.
Silk: Poems by Nijole Miliauskaite (drew up). – Vilnius: Vario burnos, 2002.
@ and Other Poems by Kornelijus Platelis (together with Kerry Shawn Keys.) – Vilnius: Vario burnos, 2002.
Zones, Poems by Kornelijus Platelis (together with Kerry Shawn Keys). – Chicago: Virtual Artists Collective, 2004.
Vytautas P. Bložė. Emptiness. – Klaipėda: Vario burnos, 2005.
Icchokas Meras. Stalemate. – New York: Other Press, 2005.
Artistic Cloning: Poems by Agnė Žagrakalytė. – Chicago: Virtual Artists Collective, 2010.
Solitary Architectures: Selected Poems of Kornelijus Platelis. – Beaumont, Texas: Lamar University Press, 2014.

E d i t e d   b o o k s :
True Fellowship in All Its Glory: Remembrances of C.S.P. – New Haven: Kingsley Trust Association, 1992.
Yale 1972: Twenty-five Years Out. – New Haven: Yale University, 1997.
Yale 1972: Twenty-Five Years Out, A Supplement. – New Haven: Yale University, 1997.
Pushing the Envelope: Epistolary Poems. – Beaumont, Texas: Lamar University Press, 2015.

A w a r d s :
1987 The Phillips Poetry Award (USA) for poetry in English.
1994 Lithuanian Writers’ Association (USA) award for a book “Aušros daina”.
1995 Lithuanian Writers’ Union and the Culture Ministry of Lithuania award for the best literary translation "Four Poets of Lithuania".
2002 Yotvingian Prize for book of poetry “Dūmų stulpai” and translations of Lithuanian poetry into English language.
2009 Phi Beta Kappa award in College of Connecticut.

L i n k s :
Jonas Zdanys website
Virtual gallery