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Lina ramona Vitkauskas (b. 1973, Lithuanian-American-Canadian) is the author of the poetry collections SPINY RETINAS (Mutable Sound, 2014), an epic poem inspired by an I Dream of Jeannie episode and John Ashbery’s Girls on the Run; A Neon Tryst (Shearsman Books, 2013), an ekphrastic piece speaking to three films—Antonioni’s L’Eclisse, Bergman’s Wild Strawberries, and Frankenheimer’s SECONDS; HONEY IS A SHE (Plastique Press, 2012), which examines the intersection of honeybee CCD (colony collapse disorder) and a dying relationship; THE RANGE OF YOUR AMAZING NOTHING (Ravenna Press, 2010), collected poems; and Failed Star Spawns Planet/Star (dancing girl press, 2006), inspired by the astronomical studies of dying brown dwarfs. In 2009, Pulitzer-finalist Brenda Hillman selected her for a Chicago-based poetry award and she was nominated for an Illinois Arts Council Award by Another Chicago Magazine. She has been published internationally—in the US, UK, Lithuania, Czech Republic, Taiwan, Australia, France, and Canada. Her website is www.linaramona.com.