Tuesday 15.10 at 6pm: ‘Four Brits and a Finn’, a Cavalcade of Prizewinning Poets

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Dear friend of Arkadia,

You invited to ‘Four Brits and a Finn’, a Cavalcade of Prizewinning Poets on Tuesday 15.10 at 6pm at Arkadia (Nervanderinkatu 11)

Poets Donal Adamson, Liz Niven, Aila Juvonen, Mike Horwood and Chrys Salt will read and discuss their works.


Warm regards,


-Entrance is free but a donation of €3 (or more!) to fund the event is suggested and would be most welcome.

Donald Adamson: Tampere-based poet and translator, winner of the Herald Millennium Poetry Prize, launches his new collection From Coiled Roots, which explores life, landscapes and history in Finland and Scotland. His translations of Lassi Nummi have been described
by Eeva Kilpi as ‘like the humming of the trees around our human suffering and joys.’ www.donaldadamson.co.uk

Liz Niven’s most recent collection, The Shard Box, (Luath Press), uses multiple techniques to address fragmentation and reconstruction
through a Chinese lens. An award-winning poet, she has appeared at Literary Festivals across Europe, China and Australia, recently participating in Clunes, Australia’s National Booktown. She has promised to read her Scots versions of the Kalevala! www.lizniven.com

Up-and-coming poet and translator Aila Juvonen collaborates with Liz Niven on sequences of interactive/correspondence poetry in English and Finnish. Her poems have been read at the Edinburgh Festival and published in Northwords. She is currently working on a novel
and a poetry collection. Aila has also published books on her work as developer of the Skidikantti Children’s Training programme. www.skidikantti.com

Based in Tampere, Mike Horwood is a UK poetry prizewinner. He has published a translation of Martti Hynynen´s poetry collection, island, nameless rock, and a collection of his own, Midas Touch. Jo Shapcott has commented on `his ability to make simple things in the material world resonate with mystery´. He has also published a novel, The Finn’s Tale. http://mikehorwood.blogspot.com

Award-winning writer Chrys Salt has authored five poetry collections. A poem in her fourth collection GRASS was selected as one of
The 20 Best Scottish Poems 2012. Described as ‘brave, beautiful and deeply unsettling’, her latest collection Home Front/Front Line
records a dialogue in poetry and prose between her and a soldier son, who was mobilised to Iraq in February 2003. www.chryssalt.com