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Marts Pujats (Latvia)

Marts Pujats was born in 1982 in Ikskile. Having received a rigorous musical training at Riga's famous Dom Choir School where he was considered to be an exceptionally talented musician, he has been earning his living in advertising and working on his poetry. Pujats made his debut as a poet in 1988 and has since published two books of poetry Tuk tuk par sevi (Knock Knock for Myself / Riga: Petergailis, 2000) and Musu dziesma (Our Song / Riga: p-art, 2006). His poetry has also been translated into several languages, including a book Two-Star Churches published in Russian in 2005.