Saila Susiluoto
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Saila Susiluoto

Saila Susiluoto is a performance poet whose productions highlight an interest in a dialogue between the arts. Susiluoto teaches creative writing and she loves literature and new things. Artistic freedom, creatively setting the boundaries, curiosity, and wonder are all important to her.

Saila Susiluoto

Saila Mira Milena Susiluoto
Born May 11, 1971, Helsinki

Faculty of Arts student (Comparative Literature, Philosophy and Aesthetics 1999–2001), University of Helsinki
Critical Academy, Writer’s Line 1991–3
Orivesi College of Arts 1991

Writer, performance poet, creative writing teacher
Served in numerous organisations in the writing industry, including the board of the Nuori Voima League 2002–6 (as its Chair 2004–6), the board of the Finnish Writers Union 2009–11, and the panel of judges for the Kalevi Jäntti Prize 2006–

Einari Vuorela Award 2011
Finland Award 2005
Kalevi Jäntti Prize 2001

Special Achievements
Nordic Council’s Literature Prize nominee 2012 (for Carmen)
Poems translated into 14 languages

Photo: Tomi Kontio
Written by Saila Susiluoto (Tomas Sjöblom, ed.)
Translated by
Joe McVeigh