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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
 

This city is a disease which tunnels thin passages into one’s head.
Empty angels live in ghost hotels,
the wallpaper pattern is little houses on the prairie.
The women know who they are, they dance with the mirror.
Their eyes move sideways.

I look because they don’t.
The bottles are full and the tubes hang
from point A to point X

I arrive in this city to be remote.

The roads are icy,
good for going and coming.

Must I know whom to bow to,
must I be located,
literally.


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 Kuka puhuu (Who is speaking?), 1994. 
Translated by Anselm Hollo.