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Johanna Venho


Johanna Venho

Johanna Venho (1971, Finland) is one of the most prominent poets of her generation in Finland. In 2001 she won the Critics Award as “artistic breakthrough of the year” with her second collection Without a map (Ilman karttaa, 2000). In recent years, Venho has published three novels, five children novels and a number of picture books, working with many Finnish illustrators. The poetry collection of 2006, All of a party (Yhtä juhlaa) won several prizes and was a success also in critics. In 2009 she published Here is light (Tässä on valo). Her newest collection Poems of the island (Saaren runot, 2017) is a journey to loneliness, to an island, where a person also has to face her past and ancestors. Venho is also an active collaborator in literature, having been a chief-editor of a poetry magazine, an occasional critic and also a teacher of creative writing.

Peter Mickwitz


Peter Mickwitz

Born 1964 in Helsingfors (Helsinki) Finland. Swedish speaking poet, essayist and prosaist. He has also worked as translator (mainly finnish poetry into swedish), editor, publisher etc. Since 1991 Mickwitz has published 6 collections of poetry. Currently he is working on three books, one in each genre: poetry, essays and fictional prose. Peter Mickwitz has won several literary prizes, and with beginning from 2014 he has been appointed Konstnärsprofessor (Artist professor) by the state. He also writes a blog which can be read at petermickwitz.com.

Peter Mickwitz' visit at the festival was supported by FILI - Finnish Literature Exchange.

Anne Hänninen


Anne Hänninen

(Finnland), born in 1958. She grew up in the countryside of Central Finnland and nature always stayed very significant for her poetry. She has published eleven books of poetry, the latest in 2005: Oljilla täytetty nainen (The Straw Filled Woman). She recieved several scholarships and awards. She works as a freelance writer and teacher.