Krekls (The Shirt) is the third collection of poetry by Ruta Štelmahere.
Artist and poetess Ruta Štelmahere (1965) has published her poems since 1983. She has the following collections: Ieskaties sēklai acīs (Look into the Seed’s Eyes, 1998) and Klēpis (Lap, 2011, with the author’s illustrations). The latter brought its author the Award of the Year in Literature. Ruta Štelmahere has graduated from the Art Academy of Latvia and works as teacher at Jēkabpils Art School.