Betti Alver

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Birthday
23, 1906
Birthplace
Estonia
Death Date
Jun 19, 1989 (82)
Birth Sign
Sagittarius
Birthday
23, 1906
Birthplace
Estonia
Death Date
Jun 19, 1989 (82)

About

Twentieth-century Estonian poet who is most known for a 1966 collection entitled Tähetund (Starry Hour). Her other literary works include novels and translations.

Before Fame

Born in the small Estonian town of Jogeva, she was raised in Tartu, Estonia.

Trivia

She was a member of an influential group of Estonian poets called the Arbujad (Soothsayers).

Family Life

She was married to Heiti Talvik. Her husband died in Siberia after being imprisoned by the Soviet Union.

Associated With

She was born in the same country as fellow writer Ants Oras.