Monthly Archive for August, 2008

Sinikka Tirkkonen: Unohdus

A strong new book by an award-winning poet from Eastern Finland now out from ntamo.

Sat. & Sun: Tekstallianse

About to leave for Oslo, Norway, and Tekstallianse, on behalf of ntamo, Nordic Poetry Center /, and Tuli&Savu, and having promised to read (with Martin Larsen and Karl Larsson) tonight at 9.30 PM, and to give a talk on some topics of mutual interests sometime tomorrow.

Sat. & Sun: the Helsinki Poetics Conference

(& I’ll read during today’s evening club, “Tähtiä yössä”, in Bio Rex, 9 to 11 PM). More about it all, here.

Acoustic, and turn-of-the-century, music

aka “Akustista ja vuosisadan vaihteen musiikkia”, my upcoming reading in Finnish Radio, now has its Facebook event page, with “Global” availability, here.

Synopsis by UKON

is an award-winning collection of poems in Swedish (published by Symposion in 2007), and now also in Finnish, in Miia Tovio’s and my translation, published by ntamo and announced here. UKON, aka Ulf Karl Olov Nilsson, will soon visit Helsinki, performing in the “Living Poets’ Evening” at the Huvila-teltta stage on Tuesday, Aug 19 (the event starts 7 PM in Tokoinranta). – & here’s the poet from his earlier visit to Helsinki, during TextKonst, November 2005, with a snippet from Synopsis.