Vyt Bakaitis

Vyt Bakaitis. Courtesy YouTube.

Vyt Bakaitis (born 1940) is an American poet, translator, and editor.


Bakaitis was born in Lithuania and lives in New York City. His main collection of poetry is City Country (1991). His magazine, Thirst, lasted only a few issues, but his translations of Lithuanian poetry, particularly the anthology Breathing Free and the work of Jonas Mekas, are significant.

He was married to late artist Sharon Gilbert.[1]



  • Bathmore. New York: Hard Press, 1977.
  • City Country. New York: Black Thistle, 1991. ISBN 0-9628181-2-7
  • XL eilėraščiai = XL Poems (with Julius Keleras). Vilnius, Lithuania: Lietuvių ray̌tojų sąjungos leidykla, 1998..
  • Deliberate Proof. New York: Lunar Chandelier, 2010.


  • ''Gyvas atodūsis: lietuvių poezijos vertimai = Breathing free: poems from the Lithuanian. Vilnius, Lithuania: Lietuvos Rašytojų sąjungos leidykla, 2001. 
  • Mekas, Jonas, There is no Ithaca: "Idylls of Semeniskiai" & "Reminiscences" (foreword by Czeslaw Milosz). New York: Black Thistle, 1996.
  • Jonas Mekas, Daybooks, 1970-1972. Brooklyn, NY: Portable Press at Yo-yo Labs, 2003.

Except where noted, bibliographical information courtesy WorldCat.[2]

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  1. Paid Notice: Deaths GILBERT, SHARON - New York Times
  2. Search results = au:Vyt Bakaitis, WorldCat, OCLC Online Computer Library Center Inc. Web, Apr. 23, 2014.

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