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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
Film noir 

In the sessions, I talked about my mother to the point of exhaustion, but the therapist still asked me to return again and again to certain unnecessary details. Luckily it occurred to me to talk about a dream I had; I remembered a dream that someone else had, or then the role of the dream was was played by a film I saw who knows how long ago. In my hand was a revolver. I walked down a rectangular staircase toward a cellar which I never reached because it was always a floor or two lower. I was in pursuit of someone – on the wall I could see his shadow, which stretched bigger the lower he went – until the stairs ended in water in which there floated, face down, a corpse. Now I am certain that what I called a dream was a scene from a film. But I do not see myself as a swindler: what I remember of the film also concerned the man I had shot.


Tiamat

The meeting

Film noir

White

The gift


 
From Voittokulku, 2001 
Tanslated from the Finnish by Hildi Hawkins