Madara Gruntmane is a poet and pianist. Born in Liepāja, Latvia she holds a BA in Cultural Management and has been writing poetry since kindergarten. Her collection of poems Narkozes won her the Annual Latvian Literature’s Reader’s Choice Award in 2016. Since 2010, she has been leading the creative company ‘I Did It’, responsible for organising a number of cultural projects in Latvia and internationally, including Creative Summer Workshops, and Poetry Day events in Riga and Liepāja. She is currently working on her second book of poems.