Poetry Ride tours Latvia, Estonia and Finland in 7.-10. September!
The participating poets are Madara Gruntmane (LV), Sveta Grigorjeva (EE)
and Susinukke Kosola (FIN).
Madara Gruntmane (born 1980 in Liepāja) is a Latvian poet, pianist,
artist and a producer of multiple cultural events in Latvia. She has
published three poetry collections and her poems have been translated
into several languages. She is one of the well-known Latvian poets also
in the international festivals.
Sveta Grigorjeva (born 1988 in Tallinn) is an Estonian-Russian
choreographer, dancer and poet, who has published two awarded poetry
collections. Grigorjeva is also known as an activist making strong
social statements, especially on the attitudes between Estonian and
Russian speaking people in Estonia.
Susinukke Kosola (born Daniil Kozlov 1991 in St. Petersburg) is a
Finnish poet, publicist, literary critic, and teacher of creative
writing. He is one of the most well-known and active poetry activists in
Finland. Kosola´s four poetry books have been nominated and won several
Poetry Ride takes them to Riga, Sigulda, Tartu and Helsinki:
7th Sept. 5 pm Rīgas Centrālā bibliotēka (Brīvības iela 49/53, 2. stāvs, Riga) in the opening of Elina Simonen's exhibition NO VĀRDA PAR ATTĒLU 'FROM WORD TO IMAGE'
8th Sept. 7 pm Siguldas Jaunās pils terase (Pils iela 16, Sigulda)
9th Sept. 6 pm Kultuuriklubi Salong (Vanemuise 19, Tartu)
10th Sept. 4.30 pm Kirjakauppa Rosebud Sivullinen (Kaisaniemenkatu 5, Helsinki)
All the performances in the Poetry Ride are multilingual: the poems are
read in the original language as well as to the main language of the
place of the performance. They are all open to the public: welcome!
Poetry Ride is a multilingual poetry tour with the goal of promoting
poetry translations. It has been organised since 2006 and has been the
starting point of several translated books as well as other
Poetry Ride organising team consists of Guntars Godiņš, Jenni Kallionsivu and Heidi Iivari.
Poetry Ride 2022 is supported by Cultural Endowment of Estonia, Cultural Endowment of Latvia, Riga Central Library, City of Sigulda, Finnish Institute in Estonia, Estonian Institute, Viro-instituutin ystävät, bookshop Utoopia, Tekstin talo, Embassy of Latvia in Finland and Rozentāls-seura.