• Estonia

Leading Estonian poet and short story writer; singer-songwriter-musician in the folk group Naised Köögis. She has 8 books of poetry In English translation, and has published 3 collections of short stories, and a book of Estonian folk tales. The Drums of Silence (Oleander, 2007) was awarded the Poetry Society Popescu Prize for European Poetry in Translation, and 1001 Winters (Bitter Oleander Press, 2012) was shortlisted for the Popescu Prize.

FEATURED BOOK: On The Edge of The Sword. Poetry, tr. Ilmar Lehtpere, Arc Publications, 2018. “Her work has truly haunted me; it has entered the deepest layer of my being with its rare combination of directness and subtle nuances, ancient traditions and modernity.” (Sujata Bhatt)

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