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Photo: Niklas Sandström

Mårten Westö (b. 1967) is a Finnish author, writing in Swedish. He has published several critically acclaimed collections of both poetry and short stories, as well as nonfiction books. He is also an esteemed translator (prose and plays), mostly from Finnish and English into Swedish. He lives in Helsinki.



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Five poems

Translated by David McDuff

The room

Invisible practice

The shell

One flight up

Between two shadows

From the collection Nio dagar utan namn (Nine days without a name, 1998)

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