Rihards Bargais (1969) is a Latvian poet. He studied pedagogy and theology and has worked as a layout designer for the publishing house Atēna and as a presenter of 100g of Culture. His poems were published in Karogs, Liesma, Latvijas Jaunatne, Literatūra un Māksa, Nakts and other magazines. Bargais is known for his provocative literary style with elements of harsh irony.
Nemodernās Slampes meitenes [The Unfashionable Girls of Slampe]. Riga: Aminori, 2021.
Plikie rukši [Naked Pigs]. Riga: Zvaigzne ABC, 2017.
Tenkas [Gossip]. Riga: Ascendum, 2012.
Labi [Good]. Riga: Atēna, 2005.
Mīļvārdiņi [Pet Names]. Riga: Atēna, 2003.
About The Unfashinable Girls of Slampe // Online magazine Satori, 2021 [LV]
Interview with Rihards Bargais // LA.lv, 2017 [LV]
Andrejs Vīksna, Gaišzilā pils, review of The Unfashionable Girls of Slampe // Online magazine Punctum, 2021 [LV]
Bārbala Simsone, Kam no Riharda Bargā bail, review of Naked Pigs // Diena.lv, 2017 [LV]
Jūlija Dibovska, Nu kurš gan cits, review of Gossip // University of Latvia, UbiSunt.lv, 2012 [LV]
Guntis Berelis, review of Good // Guntis Berelis blog, 2005 [LV]
2018, shortlisted for the Annual Latvian Literature Award for Naked Pigs