Lindita Arapi (1972-) was born in Lushnja. She began publishing poetry in literary magazines in 1989. Her first collection, Kufome Iulesh (Corpse of flowers) appeared in 1993 and it received first prize in the Albanian poetry competition in Puglia, Italy. Her volume of poems, Ndodhi ne shpirt (It happened in my soul) came out in 1995. She is a member of the League of Writers and Artists of Albania. A literature graduate of the University of Tirana, she managed the poetry program sponsored by the Soros Foundation. She was a resident in the International Writers Program at the University of Iowa in 1996. Ms. Arapi is currently studying journalism in Vienna.