Jonauskas Stasys

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Stasys Jonauskas – poet.
He was born 28 March, 1948 in Gėsalai, Skuodas district.
In 1964 he finished Gėsalai 8 class school. In 1965 he finished Skuodas Secondary school (extramural studies). In 1970 he graduated from the Faculty of Agronomics at Lithuanian Academy of Agriculture. In 1981 he finished his high courses of literature at M. Gorki Institute of Literature in Moscow. He worked at the collective farm as a field worker, a technician of artificial insemination of cows and a head of a farm. From 1967 till 1979 and later from 1981 he worked at editorial office of Skuodas newspaper “Mūsų žodis”: at first he worked ass a head of Agricultural department, then since 1993 as a deputy of editor in chief and since 2004 – as an editor. His poetry has been published in literary press, poetry collections, almanacks “Poezijos pavasaris”, “Baltija”, “Taikos balandžiai” and others.
A member of Lithuanian Writers’ Union since 1978.

B i b l i o g r a p h y :
Didelis laukas: poems. – Vilnius: Vaga, 1973.
Darbų vardai: poems. – Vilnius: Vaga, 1977.
Lekia kaip metai: poems. – Vilnius: Vaga, 1981.
Spindulys po žeme: poems. – Vilnius: Vaga, 1984.
Spaliai: poems. – Vilnius: Vaga, 1986.
Šiuolaikiniai rugiai: poems. – Vilnius: Vaga, 1990.
Šoka žaliosios varlytės: poems for children. – Vilnius: Džiugas, 1995.
Širdis plaka delčią: poems. – Vilnius: Lietuvos rašytojų sąjungos leidykla, 1998.
Žolės balsas: collection of poetry. – Vilnius: Vaga, 2004.
Stasys Jonauskas: poems. – Kaunas: Naujasis lankas: Kauno meno kūrėjų asociacija, 2010.
Laikas išeina pats: poems. – Vilnius: Lietuvos rašytojų sąjungos leidykla, 2014.

D r e w   u p :
Baltieji žirgai: sketches (co-author). – Vilnius: Vaga, 1984.
Prie Bartuvos ir Luobos: works of literates of Skuodas district. – 1993.

B o o k s   i n   R u s s i a n :
Velnyje travy: poetry. – Maskva: Molodaja gvardija, 1983.

A w a r d s :
1982 Salomėja Nėris award for poetry book “Lekia kaip metai”.
1987 The Poetry Spring festival laureate
1991 Ievs Simonaitytė literary award for poetry book “Šiuolaikiniai rugiai”.
2000 Paulius Širvys literary award for poetry book “Širdis plaka delčią”.
2003 Simonas Daukantas literary award for poetry book “Širdis plaka delčią”.
2004 Yotvingian Prize for poetry collection “Žolės balsas”.
2005 Lithuanian Writers’ Union award for poetry collection “Žolės balsas”.
2014 Book “Laikas išeina pats” was included into the list of twelve most creative books of the year.
2015 Art Award of the Government of the Republic of Lithuania.

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