Rihards Bargais (1969) is a Latvian poet. He studied pedagogy and theology and has worked as a layout designer for the publishing house Atēna and as a presenter of 100g of Culture. His poems were published in Karogs, Liesma, Latvijas Jaunatne, Literatūra un Māksa, Nakts and other magazines. Bargais is known for his provocative literary style with elements of harsh irony.
Plikie rukši [Naked Pigs]. Riga: Zvaigzne ABC, 2017.
Tenkas [Gossip]. Riga: Ascendum, 2012.
Labi [Good]. Riga: Atēna, 2005.
Mīļvārdiņi [Pet Names]. Riga: Atēna, 2003.
Interview with Rihards Bargais // LA.lv, 2017 [LV]
Bārbala Simsone, Kam no Riharda Bargā bail, review of Naked Pigs // Diena.lv, 2017 [LV]
Jūlija Dibovska, Nu kurš gan cits, review of Gossip // University of Latvia, UbiSunt.lv, 2012 [LV]
Guntis Berelis, review of Good // Guntis Berelis blog, 2005 [LV]
2018, nominated for the Annual Latvian Literature Award Best Prose for Naked Pigs