Laima Donela (formerly Laima Sruoginis) graduated with a MFA from
Columbia University's School of the
Arts in 1994. Since then she received two Fulbright Lecturer's Grants
Writing, has edited a 389 page anthology on contemporary Lithuanian
literature ("Lithuania: In Her
Own Words", Tyto Alba, 1997) and now teaches Creative Writing at the
Southern Maine. Laima's poems and translations have appeared in several
("Child of Europe", Penguin, 1990, "Description of the Struggle",
"Two Worlds Walking", New Rivers Press, 1994), journals ("The Beloit
"Artful Dodge", "Writ", "Modern Poetry in Translation", "Mr. Cogito" and
others) as well
as a national bus poster series ("Streetfare Journal" 1993).
Presently Laima lives year round on Peaks Island, Maine with her husband
and three children.