Sara Poisson is the pen-name of Rasa Čergeliene: poet, prose writer, essayist and photographer. Born in 1964 in Plinkses in the Mazeikiai region of Lithuania, she graduated in journalism from the University of Vilnius in 1990. She has published three books of poems: Nelygybė [Inequality], 1999; Kūno išganymas [Body Salvation] 2002; and Pasienis [Frontier], 2006; as well as a volume of stories, Smogus [a mispronounced Lithuanian word denoting a man or a human being], 2005; and a volume of essays, Čiupinėjimo malonumas [Pleasure of Touching], 2007. Her poems and stories have been translated into English, German, Dutch, Polish, Ukrainian, Belorussian, Georgian and Russian. As a photographer, she has organised several solo exhibitions and taken part in various photo projects, and two of her books have been illustrated with her own photos. Sara has also worked as an editor of TV documentaries and radio, as a reporter for the leading daily paper Lietuvos Rytas, and as a public relations expert. She has been a member of the Lithuanian Writers’ Union since 2003. She lives in Mazeikiai, a small town near the Baltic Sea.