Poetry Club: Freedom of Speech!


Anna’s photo by Pietari Hatanpää, J.K. by Teppo S. Moilanen, Vesa by Suvi-Tuulikki Toivanen

Anna-Elina Isoaro

Anna Elina Isoaro is a poet, teacher in fiction writing and producer from Tampere. Her debut collection came out in 2011 and the second last year. She’s also known as stage poet, having won the live act Finnish Poetry Slam competition. Her poems will be accompanied by the female chorus Tellus.

J.K. Ihalainen

J.K. Ihalainen has published tens of poetry collections, translations and non-fiction books. He is running the publishing house Palladium Books and a printing press that works with its own hydroelectric plant. He is also the artistic director of the Annikki Poetry Festival in Tampere.

Susinukke Kosola

Also labelled as an anarchist lyricist, Susinukke Kosola is a writer, publisher and teacher of fiction writing from Turku. He has performed on the cracked concrete floors of abandoned houses as well as on London literary festivals.

Vesa Etelämäki

Vesa Etelämäki is a poet from Tampere. His debut collection was published in 2015. He will perform his poetry accompanied with guitar by Juho Hakkarainen.

The Oates


Photo by Alper Sevgör.

The Poetry Club will end with rock music seasoned with progressive spices by The Oates. Their sound is erected on drums, base, guitar, keyboards and vocals, brushed with a clarinet when needed.