Rita Malikonyte Mockus

Rita Malikonyte Mockus, born in Lithuania, is a classically trained
pianist, studies philosophy and has a degree in art history. Her poetry
appeared in Salos (Sviesa Press). She was a featured vocal performer and
wrote a cycle of poems set to Antanas Jasenka’s electro-acoustic recording
“An Artist and a Plane” for the Electroshock label in 2004. Rita wrote the
lyrics to the work “Yoin,” which was performed at the National
Philharmonic of Lithuania in Vilnius. In 2007 she read her poetry at the
City of Asylum Jazz Poetry Concert. She is currently a resident of the
North Side in Pittsburgh.

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