“Pregnant Pause: On Šimaitė, Archives,Writing and Motherhood.” This piece tells of a love triangle of sorts between a mother, her baby, and her biographical subject. It ponders the riddle of how to be both a mother and a writer.
“My link to the past is gone.” An elegiac essay on the passing of a beloved maternal grandmother.
“Alphabet fusion” A meditation on the strange and beautiful linguistic fusion of a 3-year-old living in three languages.
“Lietuvių kilmės rašytojos J.Šukys namuose Monrealyje skamba trijų kalbų mišinys.” Translation of “Alphabet fusion.”
“Brovka: Reconstructing a Life in Tatters (My Grandmother’s Journey).” An exploratory essay that reads the letters of a Lithuanian woman exiled alone to Siberia for seventeen years.
“Ona Šimaitė and the Vilnius Ghetto: An Unwritten Memoir.” A piece from the early stages of my work on Šimaitė, the Vilnius Univeristy librarian and Holocaust rescuer. It is in this essay that I first started to work through the problem of an archive that is simultaneously silent and verbose.
“Lost and Found in Vilna: Letters From a Librarian.” These are my first translations of Šimaitė’s letters, and my first significant publication.
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