Maarja Kangro was born in Tallinn, on December 20, 1973, where she currently lives. She has published five collections of poetry, a children's book and three collection of short stories. In 2011, a collection of her poems, La farfalla dell’irreversibilità (The Butterfly of No Return) was published in Italian. Apart from Italian, her poems and short stories have been translated into English, Finnish, German, Hungarian, Lithuanian, Russian, Slovene, Swedish, and Udmurt.


Maarja Kangro Poems

The doner

In a small bookstore
under the roof of a shopping mall,
looking for a gift,
I resorted to the silly habit... more »

A Brief history of art

In the hot garden of the Peggy
Guggenheim Museum in Venice
stands a sculpture by Anish Kapoor,
a dark grey granite block.... more »

An old lover

I'll go to the other hall
only for drinks, of course.
Oh, isn't that -! Oh, hello.
I observe his eyes, his neck,... more »

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