“elements / 分身” is Reinis Runcis’ second collection of poetry – a bilingual one in Latvian and Japanese. The book contains illustrations by Japanese artist Mami Nishiyama.
Reinis Runcis’ poetry is masculine in a natural way, without pretence. It is spiritually powerful and spiritually soft. Without overplayed hooliganism or sugary sweetness. Its inner vigour makes the reader strong instead of smashing him.”Jānis Rokpelnis