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Bo Carpelen

Bo Carpelan is one of the leading Finnish poets writing in Finland-Swedish. Born in 1926, he is the son of a bank clerk. His first book of poems appeared in 1946 and he received his doctorate in 1960. Since then he has written 14 volumes of verse and is also a novelist, playwright, essayist and critic.

He also writes for children. His works have been translated into Finnish, Danish, Norwegian, German, English, Polish, Slovak and French, but this is the first full book-length edition of Carpelan's poetry in English. Among other distinctions, in 1980 he was awarded a five-year professorship by the Finnish State Committee for Literature.

Penumbra books:
Room Without Walls: Selected Poems (Author)

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