Lela Samniashvili

Poet, Translator

Lela Samniashvili was born in 1977. In 1994-1997, she studied at Tbilisi I. Chavchavadze University of Language and Culture, the specialty of English language and later in 1999-2000 at the department of Synchronic Translation. In 1005-2007 she studied at Oslo University. In 1001-2003 she studied American literature at the University of California, Berkeley. Her verses are translated into English, Dutch, Russian and Azerbaijani languages. Her poetic texts were published at different times in various literary editions: “Arili” (Aryl) “Alternativa” (Alternative), “Literatura” (Literature), “Chveni Mtserloba” (Our Writing), etc. Since 1996, she has been regularly publishing literary letters and translations (Emily Dickinson, Thomas Hardy, Sylvia Plath, Ted Hughes, Salman Rushdie, John Updike, Isabel Allende, etc.)

  • Photo-Pills, verses (2000)
  • The Year of Snake, verses (2004)
  • Permanent Tattoo, verses (2006)
  • Fractals, verses (2010)