Tautvyda Marcinkevičiūtė (b. 1954) is a native of Kaunas, Lithuania, with a degree from the Kaunas campus of Vilnius University. She was the 2013 Poezijos Pavasaris [Poetry Spring] Laureate, which is Lithuania’s equivalent of the US Poet Laureate position. She has published more than a dozen collections of her poetry and has been honored with the Zigmas Gelė prize, the Moteris prize, the Kauno Diena award, and several grants from the Lithuanian Ministry of Culture. She was the first English-to-Lithuanian translator of Sylvia Plath, and she has also translated and published poems by Julie Kane, Edna St. Vincent Millay, and Anne Sexton.