Ligija Purinaša is a Latgalian poet and journalist. She is the writer and presenter of a literary criticism programme, Kolnasātys Gruomotplaukts, and journalist for the magazine A12. Ligija Purinaša is the head of MARTA Resource Centre for Women in Rezekne. In 2019 Purinaša published her debut poetry collection Sīvīte (Woman), which received the Latgalian Annual Culture Award ‘Boņuks’ for best debut and was shortlisted for the Annual Latvian Literature Award 2020 for best debut.
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