Wednesday 12.8 at 6pm: Monrepoo’s Poets at Arkadia

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Dear friend of Arkadia,

You are invited to a reading of Monrepoo’s Poets at Arkadia on Wednesday 12.8 at 6pm

Poets Juho Nieminen, Henri Hirvenoja and Harri Hemminki will read their works.


Warm regards,


A donation of €3 (or more!) to fund the bookshop is suggested and would be most welcome. Arkadia wouldn’t exist without this act of generosity. If you have no loose change or coins we gladly accept payment via Visa Electron or Mastercard etc. !

Juho Nieminen

Juho Nieminen is a stage poet and the founder of Monrepoo publication association. He is also one of the starting members of Helsinki Poetry Connection from 2008. Nieminen is the winner of annual Poetry Slam competition in Helsinki from 2004, 2007 and 2009. Since then he has “retired” from competition and has focused more on planning and promoting poetry related events. His latest self-published poetry book “Lainatut kumisaappaat lonksuvat jalassa” (The jiggle of your borrowed rainboots) was awarded the best self-published poetry book of the year by Kalle Päätalo -foundation.

Henri Hirvenoja

Henri Hirvenoja published his first poems at an early age, when he
was six years old. He has written three poetry books and his style is
very colloquial, with situations, where the reader or listener can identify
himself relatively easy.

Henri Hirvenoja a publié ses poèmes depuis son enfance quand il avait
six ans. Il a écrit trois livres de poésie and son style est assez facile à comprendre
car il décrit des situations de la vie quotidienne identiques à celles de la plupart
des gens.

Henri Hirvenoja publicerade sina första dikter när han var ung. Han har skrivit tre
böcker och hans stil är ganska lätt att förstå för läsäre eller lyssnare. Hans dikter
handlar om allmänna situationer i vardagens värld och man kan identifiera sig själv
i samma atmosfär som han har upplevt.

Harri Hemminki

Harri Hemminki
is a 37-year-old amateur poet and a teacher of German and English fromJärvenpää. His first book, a collection of poems, came out last May. His style is mostly verycompact and yet light. His poems are rather influenced by modern and classical elements than the post modern. He holds classical civilisation in high esteem in general and considers it much more than just knowledge of ancient history, a prime story of humanity and wisdom on patterns that keep repeating themselves in the universe. His themes vary from the esoteric to the erotic and elegant and his poems are often set somewhere outside Finland, especially in the Mediterranean, with a hint of the athmosphere of old Italian films.

Harri Hemminki è un poeta amatoriale e insegnante del tedesco e inglese da Järvenpää. Il suo primo libro, una collezione di poesie, fu pubblicato maggio scorso. Il suo stile è sopratutto compatto ma anche leggero, le sue poeme più influenzato da elementi moderni e classici che il postmoderno. Apprezza molto la civiltà classica e la ritiene più che solo sapienza della storia antica, la storia iniziale dell’umanità e saggezza dei modelli che si ripetono nel universo. Le sue teme variano tra l’esoterico, l’erotico e l’elegante. Molte sue poesie sono situate fuori di Finlandia, in particolare al Mediterraneo, e hanno uno sfido dell’atmosphera dei vecchi film italiani.

Harri Hemminki ist ein Amateurdichter und Lehrer von Deutsch und English aus Järvenpää. Sein erstes Buch, eine Samlung von Gedichten, erschien im vergangenen Mai. Sein Stil ist oft kompakt aber auch leicht gleichzeitig. Seine Gedichte sind eher von modernen und klassischen Elementen beeinflusst als von dem Postmodernen. Er hoch schätzt die klassische Kultur, die mehr für ihn ist als nur Wissen über die Vergangenheit, eine Urerzählung der ganzen Menschheit, Weisheit über Modelle, die sich in der Welt wiederholen. Seine Themen varieren von dem Esoterischen zu dem
Erotischen und Eleganten und viele seine Gedichte spielen sich in einem Milieu ausserhalb Finland, vor allem am Mittelmeer, und haben die Nuance der alten italianischen Filme.