Avant-garde poetry in Finnish, English, Icelandic and Swedish Thursday 7.5 at 18:30

Dear friend of Arkadia,

 You are very welcome to an evening of avant-garde poetry in Finnish, Icelandic, English and Swedish at the bookshop Thursday 7.5 at 18:30. The poetess Hannele Mikaela Taivassalo and poets Eiríkur Örn Norðdahl and Mikael Brygger will read their own poems as well read historic avant-garde poetry or prose.

Warm regards,


        Entrance is free and green tea will be served (if you can afford it a 2€ donation for the tea is suggested and would be welcome!)

        You can also reach me via facebook. I have an address under my name (“Ian Bourgeot”and I would gladly become your friend) and also a page under the bookshop’s name (“Arkadia Oy / International Bookshop / Helsinki and you could become a fan).

        The show will last approximately one hour and a half.


Hannele Mikaela Taivassalo

Along with being a writer, Hannele Mikaela Taivassalo (b. 1974) has a master’s degree in philosophy and is a founding member of the Skunkteatern Theatre Company. Her novel “Fem Knivar hade Andrej Krapl”  (“Andrej Krapl had Five Knives”) received glowing reviews and won the 2007 Runeberg Prize. Hannele Mikaela Taivassalo has also written a collection of short stories titled “Kärlek kärlek hurra hurra” (“Love love hooray hooray”), and a children’s book titled “Sagan om prinsessan Bulleribång” (The Tale of Princess Bulleribång”).


Mikael Brygger


Mikael Brygger, born 1975, is a Finnish poet and poetry activist, and a member of editorial board of the poetry magazine Tuli&Savu. His first book of poetry, Emily, was published in 2008. As well as reading his own work, Mikael will read from the works of canadian experimental poet bp Nichol.


Eiríkur Örn Norðdahl


 Eiríkur Örn Norðdahl, born 1978, is an Icelandic writer, performer and translator. He’s published six poetry books and two novels, his third to be published in the fall. As well as performing his sound-poetry in Icelandic, Eiríkur will read from the works of the legendary American expatriate, Gertrude Stein.