Arvydas Genys – poet, prose writer, translator.
He was born 20 September, 1954 in Panemunis, Rokiškis district.
In 1973 he finished Pandėlys Secondary School. In 1973-1975 he did military service in the Soviet army. After demobilization he worked as an operator at Panemunė postal delivery till 1976. From 1976 till 1979 he studied Lithuanian language and literature at Vilnius University and later he continued his studies at the Department of Extramural Studies. In 1978-1988 he worked at Vilnius University Economy department. In 1989 he worked as a manager of culture department at an editorial office of newspaper “Atgimimas” and later as a freelance journalist. In 1990-1992 he was teaching Ethics at Užupis Secondary school in Vilnius, he prepared a program of ethics and comparative religion science. Also during that time he worked at editorial office of newspaper for teachers “Dialogas” as a journalist. From 1992 till 1994 he was an editor of non-periodical for youth on culture, religion science and philosophy “Eisra”, from 1994 till 1996 he worked as a journalist at “Vilniaus laikraštis”. Since 1988 he translates for different publishing houses. He prepared articles of science popularization for magazine “Mokslas ir gyvenimas”. From 1989 till 1995 he participated in an activity of Lithuanian Rerikh and Vydūnas associations, Vilnius Juvenologists club and agency “SOS vaikai”. His work was included in several Poetry Spring almanacks and various collections.
A member of Lithuanian Writers’ Union since 2002.
B i b l i o g r a p h y :
Žemiškas mūsų likimas: poems. – Vilnius: Vaga, 1981.
Gyvenimas-vanagas: poems. – Vilnius: Vaga, 1990.
Maištas prieš giminę: novel. – Vilnius: Mažasis Vyturys, 2001.
Angelų grumtynės: 100 poems. – Vilnius: Mažasis Vyturys, 2004.
Veidu į Užupį: poetry. – Vilnius: Vaga, 2007.
Karsavino meilės pamokos: story of fate. – Vilnius: Homo liber, 2008.
Kitas skruostas: collected poems. – Vilnius: Gimtasis žodis, 2009.
Sėlina rugsėjis: poems. – Vilnius: Apskaita, 2013.
T r a n s l a t i o n s f r o m R u s s i a n :
N. Berdiajevas. Erosas ir asmenybė: philosophical aesthetics. – Vilnius: Asveja, 1999.
L. Karsavinas: Petrapilio naktys: philosophical aesthetics. – Homo liber, 2007
D r e w u p :
Meilės menas. – Vilnius: Asveja, 1999.
O. Veiningeris. Lytis ir charakteris: in a world of erotic passion. – Vilnius: Asveja, 1999 (prepared).
A w a r d s :
1972, 1973 laureate of the republic competition of pupils (for poems), 1st place at Rokiškis district competition of the fine reading.
1999 Certificate of Appreciation from Rokiškis district.