Henriikka Tavi 
Author

Poems

Original

Übersetzung

[ei uskalla laskea varjoaan] finnish

Translations: de

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[Saatan muuttua aivan toiseksi ihmiseksi] finnish

[satamisesi, sateesi, vuoksi, aaltosi, ääresi] finnish

luoda → luottaa finnish

Translations: de

to poem

on, -ne, -ni finnish

Kuvaus finnish

Translations: en

to poem

Henriikka Tavi 
Author

photo © Leena Lahti
* 04.01.1978, Vehkalahti, Finland, Finland
lives in: Helsinki, Finland, Finland

Henriikka Tavi was born in Vehkalahti, Finland, in 1978. Her first collection of poetry, Esim. Esa (2007) was awarded the Helsingin Sanomat Prize for the best literary debut of the year and was praised by the jury as “playful text-bashing”. For Toivo (Hope, 2011) she received the Kalevi Jäntti Prize and the Tanssiva Karhu Prize for Poetry. Tavi experiments on every level. In 2012 she tried to earn enough as a poet so as not to fall below the state’s official poverty line of € 1000 per month – which mean tht she had to publish twelve books of poetry in a year. Henriikka Tavi uses very different themes as starting points for her poetry. She writes poems that are inspired as much by chilfren’s nursery rhymes as by Finnish history, using repetition, playing with typography, using half-words and mastering fast rhythms in an enviable way.

 photo © Leena Lahti
Tavi studied Philosophy, Literature and Aesthetics in Helsinki and currently works as an editor at the journal Tuli&Savu (Fire & Smoke).

Publications
  • Esim. Esa

    Helsinki: Teos, 2007

  • Sanakirja

    Helsinki: Poesia, 2010

  • Toivo

    Helsinki: Teos, 2011

  • 12

    Helsinki: Poesia, 2012-2013

Awards
  • 2007 Helsingin Sanomat Prize

  • 2011 Kalevi Jäntti Prize

Links
  • Blog

    Website
  • Lyrikschaufenster: Björn Kuhligk spricht über „Bruchstück“ von Henriikka Tavi

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