Rimas Uzgiris is a Lithuanian poet and translator writing in English. Born and raised in the USA, educated at UCSD, UW-Madison, and Rutgers-Newark, he is the author of the poetry collections North of Paradise and Tarp (poems translated into Lithuanian, shortlisted for best poetry book of the year). He is translator of seven poetry collections from Lithuanian and the Venice Biennale Golden Lion winning opera Sun and Sea. His work has appeared in Barrow Street, Hudson Review, The Poetry Review and other journals. Recipient of a Fulbright Scholar Grant and a NEA Translation Fellowship, he teaches at Vilnius University.