Poet and singer Pēteris Cedriņš has been called to life, publisher Valters Dakša announced on his Facebook profile.
According to the “Literatura.lv” resource, Pēteras Cedriņš’s literary works have been published in “Karoga”, “Jaunajā Gaitā”, “Laika” and “Literaturā und Mākslā Latvija”, also in publications devoted to poetry in Great Britain, the USA and in translations – in France, Slovenia and Lithuania, etc.
Cedriņš once sang Basil Plinius’ “Song of Glory to Riga” in English, the poetry of poets Uldas Bērziņš, Jānis Elsberg, and translated several prose works.
Pēteris Cedriņš was born in Chicago, USA, in 1964. Since 1991, Pēteris Cedriņš, Master of Bard College (New York State), lived and worked in Latvia. He was a lecturer at the University of Latvia, Daugavpils Pedagogical University, head of foreign relations of the Writers’ Union of Latvia, secretary of the international board of the Daugavpils Multinational Cultural Center, etc.
Cedrin’s father, Dr. Jānis Cedriņš compiled the writings of his brother poet Viļas Cedriņš, who died in exile in Vorkut, in two volumes.
LA.LV expresses its condolences to the relatives and friends of the poet.