Anita Mileika (1987) is a poet writing in both Latvian and Latgalian. Mileika’s first collection of poems, The Eternally Poor Doe (Latgolys Studentu Centrs, 2015), which included poems both in Latvian and Latgalian, made waves among both Latvian and Latgalian readers - it was shortlisted for the 2015 Annual Latvian Literature Award for Best Debut, and received the 2015 Boņuks Award for Best Achievement in Latgalian Literature.
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mūžīgā nepārtikusī stirna [The Eternally Poor Doe]. Rezekne: Latgolys Studentu centrs, 2015.
Ilze Auzāne, Pasaules duālisms dzejā, about The Eternally Poor Doe // Diena.lv, 2016 [LV]
The Annual Literature Award nomination // laligaba.lv, 2015 [LV]Reviews
Arvis Viguls, Mileikas antoloģija, review of The Eternally Poor Doe // Internet magazine Satori.lv, 2015 [LV]
2015, Boņuks Award for Best Achievement in Latgalian Literature
2015, shortlisted for the Annual Latvian Literature Award The Eternally Poor Doe
2015, shortlisted for Ojārs Vācietis Literary Prize in Poetry
2015, shortlisted for the "Latvju Teksti" Annual Poetry Award