Artūrs Punte (1977) is a poet, editor and multimedia artist. Artūrs Punte has edited numerous poetry collections, together with Alexander Zapol he has been an editor of the anthology Современная русская поэзия Латвии. 1985 – 2005/Contemporary Russian Poetry in Latvia: 1985 – 2005. He is one of the founders of multimedia poetry project Orbita – a creative group of Russian poets and artists, whose works create dialogue among various genres (literature, music, video, photography, VJ, web, etc.) and cultures. Orbita has organized poetry-video and multi-media art festivals "Word in Motion" (Latvia, 2001, 2003, 2007, 2009, and 2011). Orbita also strives to seek new ways of print publishing and book design. Artūrs Punte's poems have been translated into English, German and other languages. Artūrs Punte lives in Riga and writes in Russian and Latvian.
Hit Parade: The Orbita Group. ed. Kevin M.F . Platt NY: Ugly Duckling Presse, 2015.
Поэтические посвящения [Poetic Dedications]. Riga: Orbita, 2013.
Orbita's collective book Worüber schweigen Freunde [What Friends Don't Speak About]. Berlin: Edition Bodoni, 2012.
Иди - Иди/ Nāc – nāc [Come – come]. 1998.
Холмы без меня [Hills Without Me]. 1996.
2014, Annual Book Art Competition Zelta ābele 2014 for Poetic Dedications
2014, Creative excellence festival Adwards 2014 prize in PrintArt Award category for Poetic Dedications
2014, The Baltic Book Art Award for Poetic Dedications
2012, Orbita's poetry installation Radio-wall nominated for Purvītis Prize
2005, Latvian Literature Award for Orbita's audio-video collection Orbīta 4
Hit parade (Izlase)
Title: Hit parade
Ugly Duckling Presse, United States
Hit Parade is a bilingual Russian-English collection of poems by the four leading authors of the Orbita creative collective.