- Northern Europe
is the 1993 recipient of the Zinaida Lazda Award (granted by the US-based Association of Latvians Abroad), and the Klavs Elsbergs Award in 1994, which resulted in the publication of her book, Akskirtie darzi (Uguns Publishing House, Riga) in 1995. Her poems have appeared in numerous publications in her country, including the magazines Draugs, Jauna Gaita, and the newspapers Latvijas Jaunatne, Diena, and Nakts. She has been a member of the Riga Young Writers Association since 1992. Anna Auzina and Gundega Repse are the IWP's first representatives from Latvia. Her participation in the program is through the support of ArtsLink/Citizen Exchange Council.