Friday, June 12, 2015

The Premiere

Hallo at all!
As promised  here the post about the premiere.

I left Hämeenlinna at 14.00 and arrived in Turku at 16.15.

I met fisrt Marja and then Heikki Savola, the director of Robustos.

When the ceremony has started I was quite excited and I was surpraised and happy when, during his speech, Heikki Savola has quoted a line of one of my poems. I didn't expect such thing.

After the speech we have red the introduction poem. Each poet in own language, and the finnsh poets that have been translated us the finnish version.

The whole cerymony was about one hour and half and after this we all went to eat in a loveley and good Italian Restaurant called LA TRATTORIA ROMANA.

With this happening the journey ended.
We have worked together 4 years and all the experiences that I have had are treassures and I will never forget.
When I moved to Finland in 2003 I couldn't imagine that my poems will end published in here in 2015 in finnish language.
Before Finland I have written only for few friends, I was too shy, too unsure ...and now I have red in front of people in festivals and happenings, and I know now more than never before, what I really want to to in my life. Write, write and write...I want to get lost in the arms of the inspirations and listening to the voice of my Muse and wondering...

Thank you to all those who believed and support me from the beginning.

Thank you to Marja, Tommi, Esa, Juha Timo, Terhi, Marja Lisa, Danilll and all those that I can't remember the name but have been important too for the achievment of this project.
And of course, a big thank you to the city of Turku.

I will miss the meetings at Kirja Talo and I will miss all my collegues and friends.
Just don't forget each others.  We have started a path which now is taking many different directions and I know we will cross each other paths now and then again.


Monday, June 08, 2015


Hallo Everybody!
A little update for you all.
I just cameback from my holiday in UK and a day in London was too less.

Those who know me since my very first years, know also that London is my second city. England is my second land.  I was happy to go back there after so many years; London was waiting me..bigger than the last time, but still my London. London is London. While I was walking through Piccadilly , memories cameback to me like neither a day have been passed since 2002.
All the pubs with jazz music , a dream in my heart to have one day a reading in one of these places.
The Phantom of the Opera still going on in many theatres: an opera that I want to see  one day and many memories were still waiting me the entrance of the metro to Soho...vivid as never before.

Well I will not wait other 10 years to go back in there, this is sure.

The week in UK was not only London. I met my relatives  and I have been with my mum and everyday was an emotional one.

Now I am back in Finland, and the news is that the poetry anthology of Runokohtauksia is out, published by Robustos.
With the project Runokohtaus we will have the premiere night this week 11.6.2015 at the Main library in Turku at 17.00, so welcome to hear us all.

There are 10 my poems in the anthology, translated by the finnish poet Tommi Parkko. All the poems are only in finnish beside one: the intro poem, which is both in finnish and italian.


Next update will be after the premiere.