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Maintenant #105 – Krišjānis Zeļģis

The Maintenant series – 101 interviews with contemporary European poets – was begun at 3:AM Magazine in 2010. Offering a glimpse of the vast range of poetry being created in 21st century Europe, the series has been a landmark exploration of continental poetics in the English language. You can find more on the series here

With the physical cancellation of the European Poetry Festival in London during 2020, a series of new longform video interviews are presented here at 3:AM Magazine, again with some of the most dynamic contemporary European poets, whose work is exploring the possibilities and potentials of the artform, as an addition to the Maintenant series.

Supported by Platform Latvian Literature.

Krišjānis Zeļģis (1985) is a poet. He has worked in vineyards in France, worked in Mexico, has been a locksmith, baker, librarian, translator, theatre lighting technician and a brewer. He received bachelor and master degrees in Geography and Earth Sciences at Latvian University.

SJ Fowler is a poet, writer and artist. He has been poetry editor at 3:AM Magazine since 2011

First published in 3:AM Magazine: Tuesday, December 15th, 2020.