Kestutis Rastenis is really original poet.
He, on the one hand, is as pure lyric, dramatically experiencing the world, but on the other--he is philosopher, pursuing the meaning of existence, Dasein,searching the answer to the eternal question: "What is the Being?".
Jonas Strielkūnas, National prize winner
Kęstutis Rastenis was born on 21 November 1950 in Utena (Lithuania). In 1968 he finished Tauragnai secondary school. In 1973 graduated from Vilnius university history department. In 1978 completed doctorship studies in history of philosophy in Institute of Philosophy, Sociology and Law. He was working in „Mintis' publishing house as senior scientific editor. First poems were published in Lithuanian magazine in 1967. Kęstutis Rastenis is a member of Lithuanian Writers' union. He translated from English into Lithuanian philosophical books: D.Hume.An Inquiry Concerning Human Understanding, T.Hobbes.Leviathan, E.Gellner.Nations and nationalism and others.