Fiction: Grigory Kanovich – Shtetl Love Song

Fiction: Grigory Kanovich – Shtetl Love Song

"There’s no doubt that Mendel and I, more than anyone else, wanted to get to Russia as soon as possible..."Continue Reading →

Fiction – The Song of the Stork

Fiction – The Song of the Stork

The Song of the Stork tells the story of Yael, a fifteen-year-old Jewish girl separated from her family on the Polish-Lithuanian border during World War IIContinue Reading →

Fiction – This Is Not My Sky

Fiction – This Is Not My Sky

Hide and Seek; Būda, Lithuania; November, 1950Continue Reading →

Petras Cvirka – the Lithuanian Writer Lionised by the Soviets

Petras Cvirka – the Lithuanian Writer Lionised by the Soviets

Born into a poor farming family in 1909, Cvirka's tangled legacy forms a metaphor for all the paradoxes and complexities of the Soviet era in Eastern Europe.Continue Reading →

Up the Baltick with Boswell and Johnson

Up the Baltick with Boswell and Johnson

"Marienburg is a vast city equal in size with London, planned with perfect regularity both architecturally and in its social organization."Continue Reading →

So Long Is the Road: Pärnu After Christmas

So Long Is the Road: Pärnu After Christmas

Pärnu is Estonia's most beautiful city. Airy parks, giant trees, and castle-like villas that call out to you with their back staircase secrets.Continue Reading →

Two Years of Tracking Down Imaginary Latvians

Two Years of Tracking Down Imaginary Latvians

"Imaginary Latvians always seem to make “cameo appearances,” popping up when you least expect it."Continue Reading →

“Comfortable Doesn’t Interest Me”: Laura Sintija Černiauskaitė

“Comfortable Doesn’t Interest Me”: Laura Sintija Černiauskaitė

Laura Sintija Černiauskaitė’s novel Breathing into Marble is a dark, compelling tale of a family torn apart and a woman driven to the edge of madness.Continue Reading →

Vattafakarjütäkkinkabõut? Autumn Adventures in Estonian English

Vattafakarjütäkkinkabõut? Autumn Adventures in Estonian English

Many Estonian children have learned English from watching Cartoon Network. And also from YouTube and other quality sources of Shakespeare's tongue.Continue Reading →

Nine Months of Deep Baltic, or See You in September

Nine Months of Deep Baltic, or See You in September

Deep Baltic is taking August off while we work on a few big changes to the site, but we hope you’ll be back for more in September. In the meantime, we…Continue Reading →

Experimental and Extraterritorial: Riga’s Russian-Language Orbita Group

Experimental and Extraterritorial: Riga’s Russian-Language Orbita Group

For almost 15 years, the Orbita group of Riga-based Russian-speaking poets have been redefining Russian-language poetry in Latvia.Continue Reading →

The Way We Lived Then

The Way We Lived Then

"To stay alive, to survive, took the greatest effort. It was the one activity that we all engaged in."Continue Reading →