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JUHANI AHVENJÄRVI

CLAES ANDERSSON

EVA-STINA BYGGMÄSTAR

TOMAS MIKAEL BÄCK

AGNETA ENCKELL

MARTIN ENCKELL

TUA FORSSTRÖM

PENTTI HOLAPPA

JOUNI INKALA

RIINA KATAJAVUORI

JYRKI KIISKINEN

TOMI KONTIO

JUKKA KOSKELAINEN

LEEVI LEHTO

HEIDI LIEHU

RAKEL LIEHU

LAURI OTONKOSKI

MARKKU PAASONEN

ANNUKKA PEURA

MIRKKA REKOLA

HENRIKA RINGBOM

PENTTI SAARITSA

HELENA SINERVO

EIRA STENBERG

ANNI SUMARI

ILPO TIIHONEN

SIRKKA TURKKA

MERJA VIROLAINEN

KJELL WESTÖ (ANDERS HED)

RIINA KATAJAVUORI (b. 1968) first collection of poems Varkaan kirja (The Book of a Thief) appeared in 1992. Since that she has published four collections of poems. She has also written three books of prose and three children's books.
THE NOT-SO-ROSY FATE OF WOMAN
Reflection 

Foam in an October sea 
is folded like the belly after childbirth,
a flock of hair sticks to lipstick.
I readjust my hat, to be more
yellow, more red. The photographer
covers one of my eyes with a maple leaf,
they are consumer goods of poetic industry. 

Last night I was sitting in front of an elevator,
I was lost.
A boy came and was young and familiar,
we started drinking strong liquor and without a sigh
he touched the skin of my thigh. 

At breakfast I realized I wasn’t 
self-luminescent.


When Smirnoff is finished

Truth or dare?

I am a bear and I am going to...

The lost sin

She named herself Thief

I want to turn

The critics, whose strong suit...

Long for the Diamond Merchant's...

End of the road

The return

Advance

Winter trees night trees grief...

Perspective

Bareheaded

Message

A witness

No passing

When I close my eyes

This city is a disease

The changes

Departure of a Knight

Reflection

A Red-mouthed Bird

Theory and Practice

Credo


 
From Painoton tila (Weightless space), 1998. 
Translated by Sarka Hantula.