Peters Bruveris was born in Riga, Latvia in 1957, and after graduating from the Dept. of Art and Culture at the Latvian State Conservatory worked as a literary consultant to the newspaper Latvijas Jaunatne (Latvian Youth) and as the director of the newspaper Art and Literature. He is the author of eight collections of poetry, including Love Me God, The Landscape Of Language, and Behind Glass. He has also written four books for children, texts for animated films, librettos, and many translations of poetry and prose in several languages. He has received the Klavs Elsbergs Award (1987), the Publisher Preses Nams Award in Literature in 2000 and 2001, the Days of Poetry Prize in 2001 and 2005, the Award in Literature from the Baltic Assembly in 2004, the Ojars Vacietis Poetry Prize (2006) and the National Prize for Best Book (2007).