Aleksas Dabulskis – poet, satirist, translator.
He was born 10 April, 1934 in Pilsūdai, Tauragė district.
In the last form of gymnasium he was arrested and sent to prison for anti-Soviet poems. In 1951-1956 he lived in deportation at camps in Mordovia and Omsk regions. When he came back to Lithuania, he studied at Kaunas Polytechnical Institute. In 1964 he acquired a speciality of a construction engineer. After his studies he worked at various construction organizations. In 1972-1975 and 1977-1982 he worked as a department head, stylist and editor of a magazine “Nemunas”. In 1982-1986 he was a consultant of the Lithuanian Writers’ Union Kaunas Department. From 1989 he was an editor of a magazine “Santara” and library of books published by this magazine. In 1989-1993 he was an editor and publisher of a satirical newspaper “Ūpas”. Since 1994 he has been working as a proofreader at “Kauno diena”. He started publishing his poems in 1958.
A member of Lithuanian Writers’ Union since 1972.
B i b l i o g r a p h y :
Lašas medaus: poems. – Vilnius: Vaga, 1965.
Kregždžių šokis: poems. – Vilnius: Vaga, 1971.
Nuliada: satiric poems. – Vilnius: Vaga, 1972.
Basas Pegasas: humorous poems. – Vilnius: Vaga,1977.
Žalias orkestras: poems for children. – Vilnius: Vaga, 1978.
Porimtės poringės: satiric poems. – Vilnius: Vaga, 1979.
Dienovidžio žemė: poems. – Vilnius: Vaga, 1980.
Ei, vyručiai: poems for children. – Vilnius: Vaga, 1983.
Minus plius: poems. – Vilnius: Vaga,1985.
Ironmedis: lyric and satire. – Vilnius: Vaga,1987.
Trišakis: ironic texts and strange thoughts. – Vilnius: Vaga, 1992.
Laisvės apynys: poetry. – Kaunas: Santara, 2002.
Išvirkščias žmogus: collection of satire. – Kaunas: Ryto varpas, 2004.
Trys po šimtą, arba Trejos devyniasdešimt devynerios: epigrams. – Kaunas: Santara, 2006.
Mąstyčios: aphorism. – Kaunas: Naujasis lankas, 2009.
Baigtas kriukis: epigrams. – Kaunas: Kauko laiptai, 2014.
D r e w u p :
Mintys minta mintimis: sentences. – Vilnius: Vaga, 1983.
J. Kinderis. Šaltoji žemė Vorkuta: poems. – Kaunas: Santara, 1991.
A. Stasiukonytė. Vasaros šalnos: poems, diaries, recollections. – Kaunas: Nemunas, 1992.
A. Cibulskis. Išeisiu nebaigęs dainos: poems, letters, recollections. – Kaunas: Santara, 1993.
J. Gražulis. Mirties angelui praskridus: poetry. – Vilnius: Lietuvos rašytojų sąjungos leidykla, 1995.
T. Buslevičius. Kažkieno laikinoj atminty: poems. – Kaunas: Santara, 1997.
J. Kinderis. Už metų kalno: poems. – Kaunas: Naujasis lankas, 2009.
T r a n s l a t i o n s f r o m R u s s i a n :
A. Ivanov. Geografas gaublį pragėrė: novel. – Vilnius: Alma littera, 2008.
A w a r d s :
1990 Augustinas Gricius award.
2001 Laureate of a translator of the year by LATGA-A.
2004 Knight’s Cross of the Order of the Lithuanian Grand Duke Gediminas
2009 Culture and Art Award by Kaunas Municipality.
2014 Santaka Insignia of Honor (2nd degree) by Kaunas Municipality.
2015 One Litas Award for ironic look at the world and himself in his book “Baigtas kriukis”.