The Guardian is calling Antanas Sutkus’ photo essay, Nostalgia for Bare Feet, “An ‘epic poem’ of Life in Soviet Lithuania.” The few pictures available now on the Guardian’s website are just stunning, glowing with life and weighed by tragedy. Some of them seem other-worldly, even ethereal, while others are brutally real.
The Summer Literary Seminars are in their fifth day—fourth day of classes and lectures and readings—and the event has been fantastic. It’s a privilege to attend once again (this time with my little girl).
I’ve noticed that a lot of traffic from the SLS website has found its way here to Liquid Ink, and students are perusing my photos and blog entries. Last night I got into conversations with some students who asked about my connection to Lithuania.
Here’s an essay I wrote about my grandparents’ flight from Lithuania in the 40’s. It’s titled Displacing Forces, and was originally published in Dialogo magazine out of DePaul University.
Here’s the blog post that has gotten the most traffic in the history of my blog. It also says something about my heritage. You will not need to remember what happened in the London summer Olympics to catch its drift.
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