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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
XI 

Here is a tree
with three 
thousand arms,

three thousand 
names, whose
syllables no one

knows, three
thousand minds,
and one sigh

through which a breath, 
a clause passes, 
I do not dare 

to say anything, 
a million leaves 
whispering words, 

a thousand 
dusky roots,
names in the soil,

a million words, 
in the humus heaven
a thousand shoots

flower, deceased 
war heroes,
idle stories, 

three million 
wrinkles, faces
you can\'t see,

through the branches, 
in the roots of the brain
an idea of a new

human being is born,
it soughs through the branches, 
through the roots, 

the smoke vanishes, 
through the branches, 
the smoke vanishes.


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”.