Indrė Valantinaitė is a Lithuanian poet. She studied arts management at Vilnius University and at the Vilnius Academy of Arts. She has had poems published in many periodicals, and her first book appeared in 2006. Her debut collection, Of Fish and Lilies earned her the first prize in the poetry category of the 2006 First Book Contest of the Lithuanian Union of Writers. Her second book Tales about Love and Other Animals (2011) won the Young Yotvingian Prize in 2012. The third book by Indrė is titled Trumpametražiai (The Featurettes, 2017). Sheathed in a cover of velvet-like green the book’s title alludes to the material, as cinema seats are often covered in a similar fabric. In 2020 her fourth collection, Clothed with the Sun, was published. In addition to writing poems, Indrė is a journalist and producer.
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