Johanna Venho 
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Johanna Venho 
Author

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* 03.07.1971, Finland
lives in: , Finland

Johanna Venho (born 1971) is a Finnish poet and a children´s book author. In her poems Venho weaves the everyday, the mythological, and rhyme into a poetry of womanhood and experience. Venho seasons her stanzas with the unique rhythm and sonorousness of rune-songs. Her poetry combines the tradition and the present, showing the miracles in our everyday life. The magical realism is common to her poems. Venho is very talented in connecting the point of view of an adult and a child. She uses natural imagery in multiple ways reflecting inner moods.

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Johanna Venho has studied comparative literature and biology in the universities of Helsinki and Jyväskylä. She teaches writing and also works as a translator. Venho is a former editor-in-chief at Tuli&Savu poetry journal. Her poems have been translated into English, French, Italian, Hungarian, Estonian, Czech and Slovak.

Publications
  • Postia Saturnukseen

    [Poetry]

    Helsinki: WSOY, 1998

  • Ilman karttaa

    [Poetry]

    Helsinki: WSOY, 2000

  • Okulus ja yöihmiset

    [Children´s book]

    Helsinki: WSOY, 2003

  • Okulus ja Livian talo

    [Children´s book]

    Helsinki: WSOY, 2004

  • Yhtä juhlaa

    [Poetry]

    Helsinki: WSOY, 2006

  • Okulus ja Omenamökin salaisuus

    [Children´s book]

    Helsinki: WSOY, 2006

  • Puolukkavarvas, poetry for small children

    [Children´s book]

    Helsinki: WSOY, 2006

  • Okulus ja teatteri Outo

    [Children´s book]

    Helsinki: WSOY, 2008

  • Tässä on valo

    [Poetry]

    Helsinki: WSOY, 2009

  • Saaren runot

    Poetry

    Tampere: Palladium, 2017

  • Linnunmaitoa kainalokanoille

    Children´s Poetry

    Lasten Keskus 2015

Awards
  • 2001 Kritiikin kannukset Prize for the Best Literary Debut

  • 2003 Katri Vala Poetry Prize

  • 2003 Arvid Lydecken Prize

  • 2006 Espoo City Cultural Award of the Year

  • 2008 Einari Vuorela Poetry Prize

  • 2012 WSOY Literary Foundation Prize