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Video message from Finnish Poetry Flashmob

Posted in Autoren / poets, Olli Heikkonen, our network partners by lyrikline on 3. September 2013

During Runokuu Poetry Festival in Helsinki, lyrikline partner Laura Serkosalo of Nuoren Voiman Liitto organised these greetings by poet Olli Heikkonen. We see many other Finnish poetry activists at their festival flashmob in the Helsinki railway station.

The place where I write: Olli Heikkonen [Finland]

Posted in Autoren / poets, Olli Heikkonen by lyrikline on 20. March 2013
photo: Olli Heikkonen

photo: Olli Heikkonen

This is my place of poetry: behind the desk I can see some lonely concrete block of flats surrounded by trees, the built environment combined with nature. Something not too smooth and terder is just perfect for my writing.

I prefer darkness when I write. Autumns and winters are the most productive time for me. In the dark silent morning when I sit in the light of my laptop, I can hear words coming to me.

                                               Olli Heikkonen, Helsinki/Finland

Olli Heikkonen on lyrikline