Jonas Zdanys, Ph.D. 1975
Zdanys was honored for his new collection of poetry, written in Lithuanian, entitled Stulpai (Pillars of Smoke). The collection, publishedin May 2002 by the Writers Union Publishing House, was judged the best volume of poetry published in Lithuania that year. Zdanys's awards and honors include the Lithuanian Writers Union Prize for Translation in 1996, the Society Prize for Best Book of the Year in 1994 and the Weinstein Memorial Creative Writing Award. He resides in North Haven, CT.