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ELM 2019/1

Andres Allan Ellmann:
One of the few mystics

By Lauri Sommer
ELM 2/2019
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Andres Allan Ellmann (1964-1988) was one of the very few mystical poets in post-war Estonian poetry. I think it was in his blood – his moth...

Veronika Kivisilla
A perfect day

By Veronika Kivisilla
ELM 2/2019
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A perfect day naturally begins early in the morning. That is my time! I hope I never learn to sleep in! I’d never exchange the promisin...

Eda Ahi
Warmth
and
perturbation

By ELM
ELM 1/2019
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Eda Ahi is a poet whose sharp words, impeccable sense of rhythm, and rich imagery has captivated readers since her very first collection. M...

Mihkel Mutt
All is Well

By Siim Lill
ELM 1/2019
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Fabian, 2018. 192 pp.ISBN 9789949933686 Mihkel Mutt’s collection of short prose All is Well, published in late 2018, is a follow-up to h...

Kai Aareleid
Secret Lives

By Elisa-Johanna Liiv
ELM 1/2019
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Varrak, 2018. 152 pp.ISBN 9789985345016 Kai Aareleid’s first short-story collection Secret Lives comprises novellas and miniatures writt...

Mehis Heinsaar
The Gardener of Tension Fields

By Maarja Helena Meriste
ELM 1/2019
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Verb, 2018. 96 pp.ISBN 9789949723812Mehis Heinsaar’s baroquely fantastical world of writing no longer needs a greater introduction for Esto...

Veronika Kivisilla
Until Love Sparks

By Maarja Helena Meriste
ELM 1/2019
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Hunt, 2018. 224 pp.ISBN 9789949731909 Occasionally, people speak in alarm about how the digital age has sentenced ‘cherished old book cu...

Maarja Kangro
My Awards

By Peeter Helme
ELM 1/2019
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Nähtamatu Ahv, 2018. 336 pp.ISBN 9789949886623Writing about literature is always rife with dangers. One pitfall is that the author ends up ...

Rein Raud
Last One Turns Out the Light

By Peeter Helme
ELM 1/2019
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Salv, 2018. 192 pp.ISBN 9789949887408 Rein Raud is an author riveted by society. In addition to writing prose, poetry, and drama, he is ...

Andrus Kivirähk
Tilda and the Dust Angel

By Krista Kumberg
ELM 1/2019
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FD Distribution, 2018. 144 pp.ISBN 9789949724802 For anyone expecting to find Andrus Kivirähk’s usual mischievous humor imbedded with im...

Anti Saar
Pärt and the Last Piece of Cake

By Tiina Undrits
ELM 1/2019
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Päike ja Pilv 2018. 32 ppISBN 9789949728527 Growing up is a big adventure and a challenge, especially when you’re a seven-year-old b...

Danutė Giraitė:
work = hobby = lifestyle

By Pille-Riin Larm
ELM 2019/1
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Danutė Sirijos Giraitė has been translating Estonian literature into Lithuanian for over 40 years, with a list of titles that spans prose, ...

Kristjan Haljak
Poète maudit?

By Siim Lill
ELM 1/2019
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Kristjan Haljak is a poet, translator, and instructor of literature. Haljak has occasionally been called a Decadent (no matter whether seri...

Tiit Aleksejev
Hortus Conclusus

Translated by Adam Cullen
ELM 1/2019
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We attack from three sides at once. From the south where the moat is now the shallowest and it’s possible to nudge the siege tower up to th...

Tiit Aleksejev
Places of writing

By Tiit Aleksejev
ELM 1/2019
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Places of writing can be divided into two: those where writing is possible in general, and those that have a direct connection to the subje...