MATKALLA POHJOLAAN – Runokuu: Multilingual Poetry, Music and Sound Art, 2015

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When does a journey end, if it does not have a return-ticket?

‘On the way to the North’ was a multidisciplinary and multilingual poetry night at Lavaklubi, National Theatre (Läntinen Teatterikuja 1, Helsinki) where international poets read their texts related to a journey’s end, its endlessness or its slow transmutation to everyday living. This night is organized by Sivuvalo project for the “Runokuu Poetry festival” as part of Kaiken maailman runot program that present a fresh selection of poetry in different languages.

Poets: Mazen Maarouf [Palestine/Iceland, 1978], Roxana Crisólogo [Peru, 1966], Ye Yint Thet Zwe [Burma], Sepideh Rahaa [Iran,1981] and Daniel Malpica [Mexico, 1988].

Musicians: Alejandro Montes de Oca [Mexico] and Romulus Chiciuc [Romania].

Scenic Adviser: David Kozma [Romania].

Production & Graphic Design: Daniel Malpica.

Host: Outi Korhonen [Finland].

Outi Korhonen, Romulus Chiciuc, Alejandro Montes de Oca – [Photograph: Zoila Forss]
Ye Yint Thet Zwe – Burma [Photograph: Zoila Forss]
Daniel Malpica
Daniel Malpica – Mexico [Photograph: Rosamaría Bolom]
Roxana Crisólogo / Peru [Photograph: Zoila Forss]
Mazen Maarouf – Palestina / Iceland [Photograph: Zoila Forss]
Finnish Poetry
As a surprise, Sivuvalo prepared a special program/magazine with translations of the poets into English and one in Finnish. Click on the image to see more of this publication or contact us at if you want to get a copy [Editorial and Graphic Design: Daniel Malpica]