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(toh-mahs boot-kooss; poet; Lithuania b. 1975, Klaipeda) is an architect who gradutated in 1999 from Vilnius Gedimino Technical University with a Masters of Science Degree. Under the penname Slombas, he has authored numerous translations and original collections of poetry, his most recent being Kas Bos Parasyta Kaip Siandien (How Today Will Be Written, 2001). He is also a bookmaker, designer, and editor-publisher at “Vario Burnos” (Copper Mouths, 1992 – ) which Mr. Butkus calls “a workshop of concepts.” With his sister, and friends in the trade, he publishes poetry chapbooks. The latest was The Frankfurt Chapbooks, a set of 10 poetry chapbooks by Lithuanian poets. His residence is the “Amber-chamber,” on the outskirts of Klaip_da, and he is participating in the program courtesy of the U.S. Department of State.