Author: Jouni Inkala
30 September 2001 | Authors
The new collection of prose poems by Markku Paasonen (born 1967), Voittokulku (‘Triumphal march’, Tammi), is a charming collection of imagistic textures born out of intellectual and emotional impetuosity. His prize-winning earlier collections of poetry, Aurinkopunos and Verkko (‘Sunbraid’, 1997, and ‘The net’, 1999, WSOY), were well-received. Writing about the first collection in Books from Finland 2/1998, fellow poet and former editor of Books from Finland Jyrki Kiiskinen said it reminded him of the late Octavio Paz’s exuberant tropical poetry: ‘But our man does live in Helsinki, where it may snow in May.’ More…
About the author
Jouni Inkala (born 1966) made his debut with a prize-winning collection Tässä sen reuna (‘Here is its edge’) in 1992. His poetry involves games of inteclletual association and linguistic aguility. His ninth collection, Kemosynteesi, (‘Chemosynthesis’) was published in 2011.
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