Tags archives: poetry

Poetry by Aare Pilv

Translated by Adam Cullen
ELM 2/2018
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  * in the clear winter night there’s one window still light, behind it a grown man curses his slow computer. that man is me...

Berk Vaher
Behind the Corner of the Eye

By Maarja Helena Meriste
ELM 2/2018
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Berk Vaher, Silmanurga taga (Behind the Corner of the Eye) Elusamus 2018, 56 pp. ISBN 9789949884346 The title Silmanurga taga (Behind the...

Doris Kareva
High tension captured in bare palms

An interview by Jürgen Rooste
ELM 1/2018
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I’ve known Doris Kareva for many years. I know her to be a good person, editor, and poet, who works persistently to help and publish other p...

Eeva Park
Sensuous and social

By Johanna Ross
ELM 2018/1
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A woman furtively squeezes the rounded surfaces of hard, unripe pears in her purse: she must somehow change the mind of a man who is threate...

Poetry by Eeva Park

Translated by Adam Cullen
ELM 1/2018
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* It wasn't I who made you this way said Darwin, the divine intuitive care of genetics opted to give you light hair and a dark l...

Carolina Pihelgas
Details of Darkness

By Maarja Helena Meriste
ELM 2018/1
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Carolina Pihelgas, Pimeduse pisiasjad (Details of Darkness) Kaksikhammas, 2017, 84 pp ISBN 9789949999101 Carolina Pihelgas’s fifth poet...

Hasso Krull
We Carried the Ladder with Us

By Maarja Helena Meriste
ELM 1/2018
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Hasso Krull, Kandsime redelit kaasas (We Carried the Ladder with Us) Tartu, Kaksikhammas, 2017, 64 pp ISBN  9789949880188 Carolina Pihe...

Triin Soomets
Free Money

By Maarja Helena Meriste
ELM 1/2018
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Triin Soomets, Vaba raha (Free Money) Tallinn, Nynorden 2017. 64 pp ISBN: 9789949960071   Triin Soomets is known foremost as an...

Poetry by Vladislav Koržets

Translated by Adam Cullen
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Cycle The night before last Wednesday, my pup died of infection, and was laid to rest out back until the resurrection. He won’t be poki...

Vladislav Koržets
“Here I am now!”

By Jürgen Rooste
ELM 2/2017
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Vladislav Koržets (1951) is a long-time celebrity Estonian writer and fisherman, whose poetry debut Songs or Such (Laulud või nii) appeared ...

Eda Ahi
Harbor

By Jürgen Rooste
ELM 2/2017
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Eda Ahi. Sadam (Harbor) Tallinn, Verb, 2017. 48 pp ISBN 9789949984152 Eda Ahi is a self-standing great of contemporary Estonian poetry....

Elo Viiding
Consciousmaker

By Jürgen Rooste
ELM 2/2017
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Elo Viiding, Teadvuselooja (Consciousmaker). Tallinn, Tuum, 2016. 64 pp ISBN 9789949979431 Consciousmaker begins in a psycho-mythologic...

Kristjan Haljak
Conceptio Immaculata

By Jürgen Rooste
ELM 2/2017
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Kristjan Haljak. Conceptio Immaculata. Tallinn, Vihmakass ja Kakerdaja, 2017. 65 pp ISBN 9789949811212 Kristjan Haljak is the only cred...

Silvia Urgas
It´s just about late enough

Translated by Adam Cullen
ELM 1/2017
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it’s just about late enough that the clock hands show you’re-a dope-for-caring- but-time-for-us-to-have-one-more-drink-now and some guy i...

Eda Ahi
Dance lessons with gravity

Translated by Adam Cullen
ELM 1/2017
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they dance with you, gravity, everyone. but only the brave know the steps they should take. you’ve got that cruel but equalizing trait: b...

Kelly Turk
Where do little fat girls go?

Translated by Adam Cullen
ELM 1/2017
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where do little fat girls go when insulted beneath clotheslines behind a house to practice to practice a speech for getting back at ...

Five Snow Whites
and not a single prince

By Carolina Pihelgas
ELM 1/2017
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Writing about female poets, one inevitably arrives at a disturbing thought: why are some women regarded as poets, and others as poetesses? T...

Poetry by Veronika Kivisilla

Translated by Adam Cullen
ELM 2/2016
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Too nice a drunk locking up my bike in front of the store a babbling drunk approached me I wanted to withdraw but he said listen you...

Jaan Kaplinski
The last laureate?


ELM 2/2016
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In February 2016, compelling news rang out: Jaan Kaplinski was awarded the European Prize for Literature. The award, which is sponsored by t...

Karl-Martin Sinijärv
KMSX: How to Say

By Jürgen Rooste
ELM 2/2016
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Karl Martin Sinijärv, KMSX: Kuidas öelda (KMSX: How to Say) Tallinn, Näo Kirik, 2016. 96 pp ISBN: 9789949980901 Karl Martin Sinijärv (1...

Silvia Urgas
Destnation

By Paul Raud
2/2016
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Silvia Urgas, Siht/koht (Destination) Tartu, Elusamus, 2015. 48 pp. ISBN 9789949387083  Silvia Urgas (1992) is one of Estonia’s newest ...

Poetry by Juhan Viiding

Translated by Miriam McIlfatrick-Ksenofontov
ELM 1/2016
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SIMPLE POEM happiness once came into the yard and the yard was ever so happy then happiness came into the room and the room was ever so ...

Jürgen Rooste
The Ideal Husband

By Carolina Pihelgas
ELM 1 /2016
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Jürgen Rooste, Ideaalne abikaasa (The Ideal Husband) Saarde-Pärnu, Ji, 2015, 107 pp ISBN: 9789949519552 Jürgen Rooste (b 1979) is one o...