Now I Understand
Marius Burokas' collection for Parthian, Now I Understand, translated and selected by Rimas Uzgiris, reveals the unbreakable connection he feels with Vilnius, as well as the comfort he finds within literature: books are my/ paths/ and garden/my shelter /and clinic. His words aim to capture the details our eyes might miss, and dip in and out of religion, history, literature and mythology to describe a stark reality of life and death and the emptiness and beauty that can be found in both. Marius states: `I am a poet and translator. Sometimes I write, mostly about Vilnius - the strangest and most mystical city. Poetry is a way to think. It's an internal map of Europe, Asia, Lithuania and the world.'
Translated by: Rimas Užgiris
Format/pages: paperback / 80 pages
Publisher: Parthian Books