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Zinta Aistars

Portage, Michigan, United States


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Zinta Aistars is the published author of three books in the Latvian language and has recently completed a second collection of poetry. She is an editor and writer for a health care organization in Grand Rapids, Michigan, and was an editor/writer for LuxEsto, the Kalamazoo College alumni magazine in Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA, for seven years prior. Zinta has published poetry, travel essays, stories, and articles in the United States, Latvia, England, Sweden, Germany, and Australia. Her work has appeared in the Kalamazoo Guide, Greater Guide of Southwest Michigan, Kalamazoo Gazette, Southwest Michigan Living, Kindred Spirits Magazine, County Wide News, Encore, Welcome Home, and Parade of Homes magazines, and the Latvian newspaper Laiks. Her work appears on many e-zines - including Xelas Magazine, Outsider Ink, Cezanne's Carrot, Amsterdam Scriptum, Ghoti Fish, Ash Canyon Review, Megaera Magazine, T-Zone, The Sidewalk's End, Saucy Vox, Fiction Attic, Menda City Review, Flash Me Magazine, 63 Channels, Her Circle Ezine, Ascent Aspirations Magazine, Spoiled Ink, Flashquake, The Redbridge Review, milk magazine, Word Riot, The Surface, Serene Light, River Walk Journal, Bobbing Around, The Moon, Burning Word, insolent rudder, coilMagazine, Poems Neiderngasse, QuietPoly Writers Magazine, The Paper, Poetry Life & Times, Midwest Book Review, and others. She is founder and editor-in-chief of THE SMOKING POET at

Zinta is the recipient of the J. Jaunsudrabins Latvian Literary Award, the Erik Raisters Young Latvian Writer's Award, the Goppers Fund Latvian Literary Award, and won two prizes in both short story and poetry categories in the Kalamazoo Community Literary Awards 2000 and first prize in poetry again in 2005.

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Interests: Art in all its forms and venues, nature, travel.

Published writer: Yes

Freelance: Yes


Published works:


  • Ievainots Zelts (Wounded Gold)
  • Poetry

  • Mala Kausa (In an Earthen Mug)
  • Children's Literature

  • Olina (Little Egg)