Ivars Šteinbergs, born in 1991, is a Latvian poet, translator of poetry, and a journalist. Since 2012, he has been writing poems, translating and interviewing writers for various outlets – online platforms like Satori.lv, Punctum Magazine, UbiSunt (the University of Latvia), and literary magazines such as Latvju Teksti, Veto, Domuzīme, et al. After finishing Āgenskalns gymnasium (2010), he graduated from the University of Latvia with a BA in Philology (2015). In 2017, he received a Fulbright Scholarship to study Comparative Literature in the State University of New York at Binghamton. He has worked for the Culture department at Delfi News, and was a host at the weekly literary program Bron–Hīts at NABA radio (2012-2017). Šteinbergs has translated Imants Ziedonis poetry and epiphanies into English, has attended the international translation workshops in Riga (2014) and Budapest (2016). In 2014, he received the Annual Research Award at the University of Latvia for his article in Alma Mater magazine. His poem līdzenā klajumā/in an even field was included in the poetry anthology Viens dzejolis 2013/ One Poem 2013. In 2014, Aleksandrs Meņšikovs' bilingual book of poems 17 стихотворений /17 dzejoļi /17 poems was published, and included translations by Ivars Šteinbergs and Krišjānis Zeļģis. Šteinbergs is also an organizer of literary events Bronhotēka V, Bronhotēka VI and Bronhotēka VII, and has hosted readings at festivals like Poetry Days, Prose Readings, and The Geography of Imagination. He has also produced poetry albums Corpus Poesis (2016) and Robežstūmējs/Boundary Pusher (2013).
17 стихотворений /17 dzejoļi [17 poems]. Riga: Orbita, 2014.
Viens dzejolis 2013 [One Poem 2013]. Riga: Mansards, 2013.
Ivars Šteinbergs, poems // Punctum Magazine [LV]
Ivars Šteinbergs, poems // Satori.lv [LV]
Ivars Šteinbergs, poems // UbiSunt, the University of Latvia [LV]
Agnese Gusarova, interview with Ivars Šteinbergs // Delfi News [LV]
Viens dzejolis 2013/ One Poem 2013 // Satori.lv [LV]
2014, the Annual Research Award at the University of Latvia