Monthly Archives: January 2017

Finland 100: The Year of the Hare

Sometimes – especially in January? – it’s all too much, and you just want to get away from it all. Quit the job, leave your partner and home behind, and escape. Just head north and live in the forest, from

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Islands of Protest

  This book will make you angry, and sad, and want to act, at least it did me. Coming from a small country where people were made to wear a sign around their neck if they spoke their native language

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A seed, knocking

A Mordovian winter seems endless, especially if you are going to see seven of them in succession, and not by choice. But under the snow, a seed is knocking: This strong collection of poems from Latvian writer Knuts Skujenieks, could not be

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A new year’s resolution: translate more poetry

After three days of the new year, how are your resolutions shaping up? There’s still time to make a new one, and join the Poetry Translation Centre in translating some amazing poetry from around the world. You can join the PTC

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