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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)

JYRKI KIISKINEN (b. 1963) worked as editor in chief in the Nuori Voima literary magazine in 1991-1994 and Books from Finland in 1995-2000. He is one of the most important literary figures of his generation. He has published five collections of poems, three novels and three children’s books. He was awarded the Eino Leino Prize in 1992, Kalevi Jäntti Prize in 1994 and Yleisradio’s (the equivalent of the BBC) Tanssiva Karhu (Dancing Bear) Prize in 2000.
WHAT LIES BEHIND THE FAMILIAR WINDSCREEN
X (in the series Maisema särkyneen tuulilasin takana

This is the well
that hid the skull
that gave birth to
the image of god

that created the impala 
that ran at a speed
that inspired envy
that gives us strength

that generates a deed
that gives birth to freedom
that constructs 
man's own image

that tunes an engine
that speeds up a car
that gives birth to a god
that crushes a skull

that is flung to a well
that fills up with water
that conceals a current
that dispels the spirit

that dreams a forest
that hides a well
that pierces 
a man's soul

that sprouts a tree
that carries a chirping bird
that wakes up a mother
that doesn't fly away.


X (in the series Maisema särkyne...

XI

XII

Brother

Four a.m.

Song

Radio

Method

Estrangement

A wish

Someone else

The hours of night

On the freedom of undressing

No one

I fall upwards


 
From Kun Elän (When I live), 1999. 
In the series ”Maisema särkyneen tuulilasin takana”.