Andris Ogriņš, born in 1975, Riga, is a Latvian poet. Ogriņš obtained his secondary education at the Natālija Draudziņa Gymnasium and went on to study at the Riga Technical University. He has worked as a post officer, data entry operator, and senior manager at the Latvian Sports Museum, and a senior advertising monitoring data researcher. His poems were first published in the Kultūras Forums magazine in 2006. Ogriņš' work has since then can be found in various periodicals and web outlets. In 2007, he participated in the young and upcoming authors seminar organized by the Latvian Writers' Union. His first collection of poems Es zvēru pie kraukļiem/I Swear to Ravens (2008) received critical acclaim and earned him the Annual Latvian Literature Award for best début, as well as the Excellence Prize from the International Writers' and Translators' House and Ventspils City Council. 2011 saw the publishing of Andris Orgiņš' second book of poems Zem pulksteņa pulkstenis/Clock Under Clock. In 2015, his collection Plaukstu šķērsielas/Palm Intersections was published. His fourth and most recent book Debesu punkti Dots in the Skies came out in 2017. Ogriņš also writes prose poems, some of which have been compiled and published in Pēdējā santīma grāmata/The Last Santim Book in 2012.
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tā putna diena [The Day of That Bird]. Riga: Jāņa Rozes apgāds, 2019.
Debesu punkti [Dots in the Skies]. Riga: Pētergailis, 2017.
Plaukstu šķērsielas [Palm Intersections]. Riga: Mansards, 2015.
Подымается дышит.../Pieceļas ieelpo.../Gets up, inhales... [Poems by ]
Pēdējā santīma grāmata [The Last Santim Book]. Riga: Dienas grāmata, 2012.
Zem pulksteņa pulkstenis [Clock Under Clock] Riga: Neputns, 2011.
Es zvēru pie kraukļiem [I Swear to Ravens]. Riga: Neputns, 2008.
About Debesu punkti/Dots in the Skies // Pētergailis publishing [LV]
About Debesu punkti/Dots in the Skies // Satori.lv [LV]
About Plaukstu Šķērsielas/Crossroads on Palms // LALIGABA award [EN; LV]
Kristīne Sadovska, Uzrakstīt ar ievilktu elpu/ To write while holding your breath, interview with Andris Ogriņš // Dienas Grāmata publishin [LV]
Andris Ogriņš, reading from Palm Intersections // Radio 1, LSM.LV [LV]
Andris Ogriņš // Wikipedia [LV]
Andris Ogriņš, Poems // Satori.lv [LV]
Andris Ogriņš, Desmit/Ten, poems // Satori.lv [LV]Reviews
Arno Jundze, Book Reviews: Andris Ogriņš, Palm Intersections // NRA.lv [LV]
Arvis Viguls, Latvian Psycho, review of I Swear to Ravens // Satori.lv [LV]
Anna Auziņa, Original Ogriņš, review of Clock Under Clock // Jaunā Gaita No. 267. 2011. [LV]
Artis Ostups, review of Palm Intersections // Diena News [LV]
2011, 2015, nominated for the Annual Latvian Literature Award for Clock Under Clock and Palm Intersections
2008, the Annual Latvian Literature Award as best début for I Swear to Ravens
2008, the Excellence Prize from the International Writers' and Translators' House