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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)

CLAES ANDERSSON
Grandmother Was Hairy and Ironic 

Grandmother was hairy and ironic
     At her own funeral she snatched the shovel
out of the pastor´s hand—struck
           the coffin three times
She despised highbrow discussions
      each time she beheaded her morning egg
    she gave Grandfather a meaningful glance
          When Grandmother was younger
    she wore truly long skirts—going down
        Going up they barely reached her knees
           Of the countless children she thrust into the world
    half were hairy
        the other half ironic
I don´t remember how many aunts there were
      but I remember a veranda in summer
strewn with my mother´s sisters sneezing and hunting tsetse flies
     This was in the beginning of the 40´s
when a German torpedo boat ran foul of my perch fishing ground
      This was not to be found on the nautical chart
  and it was a big event in my life


When you're dead...

Like the Shore We Practice Speaking

Who was he that...

All night we talked about death

Talk in the night on the porch

When I was born

Andersson

The New Theology

Mutters to himself

Roommates

When a person goes to pieces

Elementary statuology

Grandmother Was Hairy and Ironic

As If Nothing Happened


 
Staden heter Helsingfors, 1965 
Translated from the Swedish by Rika Lesser