Hasso Krull Biography

Hasso Krull, an Estonian poet, essayist and translator, was born in 1964 in Tallinn. He studied Estonian Linguistics and Literature until 1985 at the Pedagogic University of Tallinn. Krull has played a major role in the propagation of modern French philosophy within the Estonian literary-critical discourse, and has, as a theorist, been primarily concerned with post-structuralism and post-modernism.
Hasso Krull is one of the most important writers and thinkers to emerge from Estonia since the country regained independence in 1991. Among his numerous books of poetry are Talv (Winter, 2006); and Neli korda neli (Four Times Four, 2009). Krull’s poetry is strongly rooted in the Estonian landscape, but reaches far beyond regional concerns due to its attention to the details of modern life and the intellect of the poet. In recent years, Krull has been strongly attracted to mythologies, creation stories and cosmology.