Artis Ostups is the author of three poetry collections: Comrade Snow (Biedrs Sniegs, 2010), Photography and Scissors (Fotogrāfija un šķēres), and Gestures (Žesti, 2016), which was recently published in English by Ugly Duckling Presse. Ostups is a researcher at the Institute of Literature, Folklore, and Art and the founder and editor-in-chief of the online magazine Punctum ( He divides his time between Latvia and Estonia where he is a PhD student at University of Tartu.