Elina Bakule-Veira (1981) started her poetic quest in 2002, encouraged by her literature professor in USA. In 2015, Elina Bakule-Veira received “The best debut in Latvian literature” prize for her first collection of poetry “An Elephant An Ocean”. Although Elina Bakule-Veira calls poetry her home, she always discovers new means of expression. In 2016, Elina graduated from the Latvian Academy of Culture with an MA in Film Directing. Her art-house short films were selected for various film festivals and were twice nominated for “The best student film”. Elina Bakule-Veira also attended children music school (piano class) and later in life mastered other instruments. During her stay in Portugal in 2017, Elina Bakule-Veira, along with two other artists, recorded cacophony album “Areia”.
Zilonis Okeāns [An Ocean An Elephant]. Rīga: Pētergailis, 2015.
Interview with Elīna Bākule-Veira // lsm.lv, 2016 [LV]
Interview with Elīna Bākule-Veira // Satori.lv, 2016 [LV]
Interview with Elīna Bākule-Veira // Nra.lv, 2016 [LV]Reviews
Henriks Eliass Zēgners, Zilonis okeāns, biste, granātābols un kaifs, review of An Ocean An Elephant // Internet magazine Satori.lv [LV]
Artis Ostups, Skaņas no zila gaisa, review on An Ocean An Elephant // Internet magazine Punctum.lv [LV]
2016, the Annual Latvian Literature Award for poetry collection An Ocean An Elephant