Lote Vilma Vītiņa (1993) is a poet, illustrator and artist. She has participated in the Latvian Literary Academy workshops, performed at "White Night" events and "Dzejas Zveja" among others. Vītiņa is one of the seven poets who is included in the young poet anthology Kā pārvarēt niezi galvaskausā [How to Overcome Itch in The Skull] published by Valters Dakša, compiled by Artis Ostups and her poem is published in Monta Kroma. Re:. The Poet and The Smell is Vītiņa's debut in picture books genre.
Meitene [Girl]. Riga: Neputns, 2020.
Dzejnieks un smarža [The Poet and The Smell]. Riga: Aminori, 2019.
Monta Kroma. Re:. Riga: Punctum, 2019.
Kā pārvarēt niezi galvaskausā? [How to Overcome Itch in The Skull]. Riga: Valters Dakša, 2018.
Books to fall for
The Poet and the Smell
The Poet and the Smell (Dzejnieks un smarža)
One fine day a poem sneaks into the little Poet’s nose! No, it’s a cloud! Or perhaps it’s rain? In any case, at this moment the Poet discovers the bountiful and multidimensional world of smells, which inspires him to write poetry and share his discoveries with others. This book encourages children (and adults) to pay more attention to the smells, odors and aromas which are all around us – in the pantry, on the bus, on the street and in the park. Can you imagine the smells of a sea breeze, a barn, picking berries off a blackcurrant bush, or really screwing up? There is also a special surprise hidden in the book for little readers’ noses, which can not only be smelled in their imaginations, but also in real life!
Anna Belkovska interview with Lote Vilma Vītiņa // Online magazine Punctum, 2021 [LV]
Audio conversation with Lote Vilma Vītiņa // Culture Rondo podcast, 2020 [LV]
About Girl // Diena.lv, 2020 [LV]
About Girl // Publishing house Neputns webpage, 2020 [LV;EN]
Poems by Lote Vilma Vītiņa in Lithuanian // 15min.lt, 2020 [LT]
About The Poet and The Smell // Online magazine Satori, 2019 [LV]
About The Poet and The Smell // Latvijas Sabiedriskie Mediji, 2019 [LV]
Reading of "The Flies" story video // Online magazine Satori, 2019 [LV]Reviews
Anda Baklāne, Nekritiski par šo meiteni, review of Girl // Online magazine Punctum, 2021 [LV]
Ivars Šteinbergs, Par tēlu precizitāti, review of Girl // Online magazine Satori, 2021 [LV]
Kārlis Vērdiņš, Tad mēs būsim apskāvušies, review of How to Overcome Itch in The Skull // Online magazine Punctum, 2018 [LV]
Ingmāra Balode, Pārvarēt nevajag (īpaši jau niezi galvaskausā), review of How to Overcome Itch in The Skull // Online magazine Satori, 2018 [LV]
Kristiāna Kārkliņa, (Kā) pārvarēt nepārvaramo, review of How to Overcome Itch in The Skull // UbiSunt, University of Latvia, 2018 [LV]
2022, the Annual Latvian Literature Award for Watertower
2020, The International Jānis Baltvilks Prize in Children’s Literature and Book Art for The Poet and The Smell
2019, The book has been awarded by book publisher competition "Golden Apple Tree 2019" in the category "Poetry for children and youth"