Finland

Henriikka TAVI

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TAVI
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Henriikka
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Finnish

Henriikka TAVI (poet, fiction writer, translator; Finland) teaches creative writing, collaborates  with artists from different art branches, and translates from the Swedish and German into Finnish. She is a founding member of Poesia, a poetry publishing cooperative, and the author of 12, an experimental poetry book project.  She participates courtesy of the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs at the U.S. Department of State.

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Aki SALMELA

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SALMELA
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Aki
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Finnish
Finland

Aki SALMELA (poet, translator; Finland) is the author of seven poetry collections and a number of translations, including the poetry of John Ashbery, Charles Simic, and James Tate. His work has been widely anthologized, and appears in literary journals throughout Europe. His first collection, Sanomattomia lehtiä, won the Kalevi Jäntti Prize in 2004; in 2008 he received the Finnish Broadcast Corporation’s Tanssiva Karhu Poetry Prize. His participation is made possible by an anonymous donation to the IWP.

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Teemu Manninen

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Manninen
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Teemu
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Finnish
Finland

Teemu MANNINEN (poet; Finland) is a critic for Helsingin Sanomat, a columnist for the website Books from Finland, a producer of the Helsinki Poetics Conference, a frequent creative writing teacher, and a coordinator for the publishing cooperative Osuuskunta Poesia.

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Sirkka TURKKA

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TURKKA
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Sirkka
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Arabic
Finland

Helena SINERVO

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SINERVO
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Helena
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Finnish
Finland

Esa SARIOLA

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SARIOLA
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Esa
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Finnish
Finland

PARKKO, Tommi

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PARKKO
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Tommi
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Finnish
Finland

Tommi PARKKO (poet, nonfiction writer; Finland) has taught creative writing at universities and workshops across his native Finland. Parkko is the founder of the poetry association Nihil Interit, and has edited a number of poetry collections. His own work has been translated into Swedish, Russian, Estonian, Hebrew, and Lithuanian. He is the author of third poetry collections, Lyhyt Muisti, Meri [Short Memory, Sea] (1997) and Sileäksi Puhuttu [Smooth Talk] (2004).

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Ulla-lena LUNDBERG

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LUNDBERG
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Ulla-lena
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Finnish
Swedish
Finland

Jarkko LAINE

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LAINE
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Jarkko
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English
Finnish
Finland

Arto KYTOHONKA

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KYTOHONKA
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Arto
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Finnish
Finland
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