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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)

MARKKU PAASONEN Markku Paasonen (b. 1967)
is author living in Helsinki. He has published four collections of poems.
A Constantly Turning Baroque
The meeting 

The back wall of the room is covered by a cabinet, gleaming like steel, containing not photographs of the dead but their cell tissue, frozen in a state of incipient putrefaction. The pathologist pulls out a box that slides easily on rails, and you see: lying there is the man you spoke to in a hotel room a couple of days ago; he sat on a checked coverlet and you talked about gardening, almost black roses whose leaves crumble in your hands if you touch them. The smell of death attacks your eyes. You wipe the froth from the corners of your mo uth, set yourself down to lie beside him, and ask the pathologist to lock you into the cabinet. Under the crackling fluorescent tube you remember that you once knew a song. He is singing it, quiet, so you can hear.


Tiamat

The meeting

Film noir

White

The gift


 
From Voittokulku, 2001 
Translated from the Finnish by Hildi Hawkins