Jānis Vādons (né Jānis Veckrācis) was born in 1979. Vādons has studied translation, entrepreneurship and linguistics. He holds a doctoral degree in philology (2017). Since 2013, he is a professor at the Ventspils University of Applied Sciences. His works have been published since 2007. Vādons' first collection of poems Virve/ The Rope was published in 2011, and shortlisted for the Annual Latvian Literature Award for best debut. Among his greatest influences with regards to poetry are Latvian writers like Ojārs Vācietis, Pēters Brūveris, and Amanda Aizpuriete, as well as various Russian, American, Polish, Spanish, and Portuguese authors. Since 2015, he is one of the editors of the Domuzīme magazine. In 2020 his collection of poems The Form of Silence was awarded the Annual Latvian Literature Award.
Klusuma forma [The Form of Silence]. Riga: Pētergailis, 2019.
Pagaidām iesāpas elpa [Breath Aches For Now]. Riga: Pētergailis, 2014.
Virve [The Rope]. Riga: Pētergailis, 2011.
Translations of Joseph Brodsky’s poems, in the Russian-Latvian bilingual volume Izlase
[Selected Poems], Riga: Neputns, 2009.
Interview and poems by Jānis Vādons // LA.lv, 2014 [LV]
Interview with Jānis Vādons // Delfi.lv, 2012 [LV]
Jānis Vādons, poetry // Online magazine Satori, 2012 [LV]
Jānis Vādons, poetry //Jaunā Gaita No. 260. Spring 2010 [LV]Reviews
Ivars Šteinbergs, Nodevīgā valoda, review of The Shape of Silence // Online magazine Punctum, 2019 [LV]
Arvis Viguls, Pagaidām, review of Breath Aches For Now // Diena.lv, 2014 [LV]
2020, the Annual Latvian Literature Award for The Shape of Silence
2011, shortlisted for the Annual Latvian Literature Award for Best Debut
Anthology of Young Latvian Poets
Anthology of Young Latvian Poets (Jauno latviešu dzejnieku antoloģija)
Title: Anthology of Young Latvian Poets
Title*: Jauno latviešu dzejnieku antoloģija
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Anthology of young Latvian poets