Poet takes over at highbrow Latvian literary magazine

Latvia's infamous introverted writers are quaking in their suede loafers at the news that the most terrifying of existential concepts - change - is taking place at one of their favorite literary publications.

The Internet magazine “Satori.lv” is the oldest Internet culture portal in Latvia, founded in 2003. 

Ilmārs Šlāpins has been editor-in-chief of Satori.lv since 2012, and has been credited with growing its readership and seeing the magazine venture into printed form too, most notably during last year's centenary when a selection of articles were printed in special brochures and reproduced here on LSM. 

However, in his farewell column, the outgoing editor says his editorship was terminated without any real explanation.

"On January 2 of this year... the owner of the "Satori" brand, "Ascendum", announced without a specific explanation that it had decided to stop working with me from February of this year, probably wishing to look for a new model for further work and development."

From February 18, Henriks Eliass Zegners, who is already known to the public as an acclaimed young poet, will take over at Satori.lv.

“In the future, the fundamental values ​​of Satori.lv will remain the same - to inform people about the best in culture, to promote civic responsibility and mutual understanding, respect for individual freedom and diversity. In the future, I see the content of the magazine becoming even bolder and more varied than before," said Zegners.

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