Jonas Mekas

Jonas Mekas was born in 1922 in Semeniškiai, north-eastern Lithuania. After World War II, he ended up in New York in 1949. He is a filmmaker, author and poet and is known as the “godfather of avant-garde cinema”.

Articles by this author

Poorest nation, richest nation (Issue III+IV/2018)

A poet and a cosmopolitan

As a child I lay in the fields in my small Lithuanian village and dreamed of somewhere else. Ninety years later I am sitting in Brooklyn and asking myself: Why am I no longer there, in the fields of my childhood?