Liāna Langa (real name Liāna Bokša, born 1960) is one of the most highly acclaimed Latvian poets. Her poetry can be described as both intellectual and touching, discussing simple, yet meaningful, moments of human experience, drawing on the deepest layers of thought and language. She is the author of four collections of poetry. Liāna Langa also translates poetry from English and Russian, and is the author of the libretto for the Arturs Maskats' opera Valentīna, that focuses on the holocaust events in Latvia. She is the creator and scriptwriter of the documentary film A Streetcar Named Worker / Tramvajs vārdā Kalpotājs (2004) and Homo Ludens (2015), author of songs of Raimonds Pauls' musical Leo. Last bohemia / Leo. Pēdējā bohēma (2010) and the author of songs for the CD Songs for An Unwritten Play / Dziesmas neuzrakstītai lugai by Hardijs Lediņš/ NSRD and his Workshop for the Restoration of Unfelt Sensations (2003). Together with the poet Knuts Skujenieks and Edvīns Raups, she is one of the founders of the national writers' fund (Nacionālās Rakstniecības atbalsta fonds). She is actively involved in improving national culture policies, and as a spokesperson on civic issues and a publicist. Liāna Langa's poetry has been translated into English, German, French, Swedish, Turkish, Bulgarian, Hungarian, Lithuanian, Russian and other languages. Collections of Liāna Langa's poetry have been published in Lithuanian, Russian, Czech and most recently in English - book of poems Deadly Nightshade published by Guernica Editions (Toronto).
Skatiens [Glances] – audiobook with folk-jazz music. Riga: Apostrofs, 2012.
Vilkogas [Deadly Nightshade]. Riga: Neputns, 2010
Es pēkšņi atmodos no dziļa miega [I Suddenly Woke Up From a Deep Slumber]. Riga: Apostrofs, 2010
Antenu burtnīca [Notebook of Antennae]. Riga: Neputns, 2006
Iepūt taurītē, Skorpion! [Blow the Trumpet, Scorpion!]. Riga: Jaunā Daugava, 2001
Te debesis, te ciparnīca [Now the Heaven, Now the Dial]. Riga: Daugava, 1997
Es varēju nesteigties [I Ought Not Have Hurried]. Riga: Lietusdārzs, 2006
Poems by Liāna Langa // Art and literary journal Ohio Edit [ENG]
Poems by Liāna Langa // Webmagazine The Drunken Boat [ENG]
Poems by Liāna Langa // Lyrikline.org - contemporary international poetry as audio (read by the authors) and text (original versions & translations) [LV]
About the collection of poems "Notebook of Antennae" // Homepage of the publishing house Neputns [ENG]
About the collection of poems "Woolf-berries" // Homepage of the publishing house Neputns [LV]
Deadly Nightshade: Selected Poems // Homepage of the publishing house Guernica Editions [ENG]
2010, Latvian Literature Award for Deadly Nightshade
2010, The Diena Annual Award in Culture for Deadly Nightshade
2006, Poetry Days Award for Notebook of Antennae
2001, Latvian Literature Award for Blow the Trumpet, Scorpion!
1998, Poetry Days Award for Now the Heaven, Now the Dial