POETRY: Juhan Viiding

Jüri Talvet: photo Silvia Cuevas-Morales

JÜRI TALVET was born in 1945 in Pärnu (Estonia). A graduate of Tartu University in English philology (1972), he earned his PhD from Leningrad (St. Petersburg) University (1981), and has been Chair of World Literature at Tartu University since 1992.

As a writer, he has published a number of books of poetry and essays. Selections of his translated poetry and essays have appeared in English, Spanish, French, Romanian and Italian. Talvet was awarded Estonian Annual Prize of Literature in 1986, the Juhan Liiv Prize of Poetry in 1997, and the Ivar Ivask’s Memorial Prize for poetry and essay in 2002.

His website is www.talvet.edicypages.com

Harvey L. Hix
Harvey Hix: photo private collection

Harvey L. Hix’s most recent books are a “selected poems,” First Fire, Then Birds: Obsessionals 1985-2010 (Etruscan Press, 2010); a translation, made with the author, of Eugenijus Ališanka’s from unwritten histories (Host Publications, 2011); and an essay collection, Lines of Inquiry (Etruscan Press, 2011).

His website is www.hlhix.com

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