March 20, 2007 11:54 AM Today the world-wide Anna Politkovskaya Memorial Reading – in Helsinki in restaurant Belly, Uudenmaankatu 16-20, starting at 7 PM, with poets Jouni Inkala, Riina Katajavuori, Vilja-Tuulia Huotarinen, and Rita Dahl, the musician Joose Keskitalo, and with readings from Politkovskaya’s Russian Diary by Heidi Hautala, (English) and Anu Laitila (Finnish), and with Jukka Mallinen, the President of Finnish PEN, as Speaker.

March 14, 2007 12:20 PM Announcing new titles in poEsia: Aforismien aika (The Time of Aforisms) by Rita Dahl marks a new phase of Finnish Google Poetry; Vapaat kädet (Free Hands) by Karri Kokko, a book of beautiful poems on, a.o., the mysteries of Art and Love, finalizes the return of its author to the forefront of Finnish poetry. The launch is on Wednesday, March 28, in Kirja, Mannerheimintie 22-24, Helsinki. More info, in Finnish, here, and, yes, for an interview with Karri by Tom Beckett, go here.