Agnese Krivade was born in 1981 in Riga. She has worked in public relations and advertising and was also a journalist. She is currently employed as a translator from English and German by the E.U. Committee of the Regions in Brussels. Krivade's reviews, essays and articles on cultural issues have appeared in a number of Latvian magazines and newspapers. Her first, visually highly inventive, collection of poetry, Berniba (Childhood / Riga: Neputns), was published in 2007 and the majority of her poems in this anthology have been chosen from that volume. Krivade has also published short stories.