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JUHANI AHVENJÄRVI

JOUNI INKALA

RIINA KATAJAVUORI

JYRKI KIISKINEN

TOMI KONTIO

HEIDI LIEHU

LAURI OTONKOSKI

ANNUKKA PEURA

HELENA SINERVO

ILPO TIIHONEN

MERJA VIROLAINEN

TOMI KONTIO (b. 1966) first collection of poems, Tanssisalitaivaan alla (Under the Ballroom Sky) was published in 1993. Since that he has published three more. In addition to these volumes of poerty, he has written eight works of prose. He was awarded twice the J. H. Erkko Prize, and the Finlandia Junior Prize in 2000 for his juvenile novel Keväällä isä sai siivet (In Spring Dad Got Wings).
THE SUBURBAN ROMANTIC
 

Nel cuore del dente di leone c’è una cellula di pietra,

il vento parla, i sogni sono sugli alberi.

Ancora tanto da creare prima che si trasformino in pietra,


questi fiori, questa lingua

e il mio volto nella lingua.


Nel cuore del dente di leone

Aurora boreale


 
Lukinkehrä (Il filatoio del ragno), 1996. 
Traduzione di Antonio Parente.