Gustavs Zilgalvis

Gustavs Zilgalvis is the son of one of Voices from Oxford’s interviewees, Dr Peteris Zilgalvis.  He is in Secondary 3rd year at the European School Culham and turned 13 the day after filming this video. He enjoys writing poetry and short stories, science, playing rugby and golf (he was Latvian U12 Champion and Belgian Category 1 Scapa Federal Kids Tour Champion in 2012). Gustavs currently lives with his brother and parents in Oxford. He has been writing poetry since he was very small and has written approximately 100 poems.

He was interviewed by Voices from Oxford about his poem, “A Lion at Oxford.”  Please watch his interview and poetry reading videos to the right, or click to read the full poem.