måndag, september 25, 2006

torsdag, september 21, 2006


nurousoppi, my book of concrete poetry, is now available as a pdf file. But, of course, if you prefer to read a hard copy, you can still order it from Lulu.

onsdag, september 20, 2006

topelius fragments

The special Finland issue of the Swedish poetry magazine OEI, that was published in Stockholm last weekend, contains a series of my text fragments titled "Impressioner från Haviseva" that was generated using this machine. The source text used in the generator is the famous song "En sommardag i Kangasala" ("Kesäpäivä Kangasalla"), written by Zacharias Topelius in the 19th century, and after generating text pieces they are slightly fragmented as well (some letters taken away and, in some pieces, replaced with blank spaces).

Topelius wrote this song at the Haralan harju, a beautiful place up on a hill in Kangasala, a rural district in the neighbourhood of Tampere, where you can see forests and lakes everywhere. Haralan harju is located quite near Haviseva, an area in Kangasala, and that's where the title comes from. Haviseva is also a place where my grandparents on my father's side used to live, back then when they were still alive, and I spent a few Midsummers up there at the Haralan harju as a child about 25 years ago so, in spite of all this text generating stuff, there's also a sort of private and nostalgic element in these fragments. Pretty imperceptible perhaps but still existent.

måndag, september 18, 2006

finsk poesi nu

Karri Kokko's report on Finnish Poetry Now on the website of Suomen Kuvalehti.

onsdag, september 13, 2006

stockholm calling

Friday to Saturday, September 15-16, 2006, the Swedish poetry magazine OEI, together with the Finnish one, Tuli&Savu (and in cooperation with Galleria Huuto), will present "Finnish Poetry Now!", a happening with 1) a reading on Sept. 15, 8 PM, by J. O. Mallander and Leevi Lehto in Café Edenborg, Stora Nygatan 35 (in the Old Town), 2) on Sept. 16, 3 PM to 10 PM, a huge reading at Ugglan, Närkesgatan 6 (at Nytorget) with 30+ Finnish, Finland-Swedish and Swedish poets, featuring Anna Hallberg, Cia Rinne, Eino Santanen, Fredrik Hertzberg, Fredrik Nyberg, Heidi von Wright, Helena Eriksson, Henriikka Tavi, Ida Börjel, J. O. Mallander, Janne Nummela, Johan Jönson, Johannes Heldén, Juhana Vähänen, Jukka-Pekka Kervinen, Jörgen Gassilewski, Kajsa Sundin, Karl Larsson, Lars Mikael Raattamaa, Leevi Lehto, Mara Lee, Marina Ciglar, Marko Niemi, Martin Högström, Miia Toivio, Reetta Niemelä, Silja Järventausta, Teemu Manninen, Tuomas Timonen, Ulf Karl Olov Nilsson, Ulrika Nielsen, and Ville-Juhani Sutinen, to be followed by a party with electronic music by Jean-Louis Huhta. The happening is also a release of a special Finland issue of OEI, suOmEI - featuring contemporary Finnish poetry (in an 170 page anthology edited by Leevi Lehto) and textart (in a separate section edited by Marina Ciglar and Fredrik Hertzberg).

tisdag, september 12, 2006

shoot 'em up

The ABC Invaders game by Tatu Pohjavirta now available as a Swedish translation.

måndag, september 11, 2006

no comment

This piece is old, slightly less than five years. Back then it used to work in IE only but this updated version works now in Firefox/Mozilla too.

fredag, september 08, 2006

ronnie be goode

Thanks Karri, Leevi, Miia and Ted for your kind words concerning my new book.

torsdag, september 07, 2006


Thanks to Jukka-Pekka & his Ankkuri, my first collection of concrete poems, titled nurousoppi (it's an anagrammatic neologism and could be something like "peotics" in English), has seen the light of day. Order the book.

two sound poems

by Outi-Illuusia Parviainen at Nokturno.

onsdag, september 06, 2006

radarman tracks tanks bang bang

after Christian Bök & bp Nichol

söndag, september 03, 2006


Jukka-Pekka Kervinen & Marko Niemi
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Jukka-Pekka Kervinen & Marko Niemi

lördag, september 02, 2006


Jukka-Pekka Kervinen & Marko Niemi & Ted Warnell


Jukka-Pekka Kervinen & Marko Niemi & Ted Warnell

fredag, september 01, 2006


Jukka-Pekka Kervinen & Marko Niemi

stirred & fried

A series of concrete stir fry poems by me on Jim Andrews' vispo.com site.

"These pieces are quite "concrete" in the Noigandrean sense concerning their simplicity and iconic nature; but they are also contemporary in their algorithmic, generative construction as things written out of programming code and graphics of letters." JA