Vadi (Wires) is Edvards Kuks’ first collection of poems.
I have been following the creation of Edvards Kuks’ debut collection since the first versions of the manuscript. In this process, Kuks as a poet has continued to seek and grow, and in the collection Vadi he debuts as a slightly different, certainly more mature poet and man than in his first publications. However, his youthful love for language, which has created vivid means of expression and peculiar solutions of form that seem to come to the mind of no one but Edvards, has not disappeared.Arvis Viguls, editor
Edvards Kuks (1997) is a poet, translator, author of children's lyrics (Tutas lietas (Tuta’s Things), Emī un Rū, UkuLele) as well as a reviewer of poetry and hip-hop. Since 2015, he has published in "Satori", "Punctum", "Domuzīme", etc. Kuks’ poetry is included in the young poets’ anthology Kā pārvarēt niezi galvaskausā (How to Overcome Itchy Skull?; Valters Dakša, 2018) and in the selection of experimental poetry Ja aizmirsti savu vārdu (If you Forget your Name; Paladium Kirjaat, 2020). He is currently studying for a Master's degree in Science and Technology at Maastricht University.