Tuesday, January 29, 2008

Mikael Brygger: Emily

A small book with a big title, a small title with big difference, Emily is a collage of familiar & strange, and of spaces at times almost empty yet deceptively full of movement and growth, of nature, viruses, or both. ”Sol: Lo owl of flow / solo so low, o follow” (”Wolf”).

Mikael Brygger, born 1975, is a Finnish poet and poetry activist, and a member of editorial board of the poetry magazine Tuli&Savu. Emily is his first book of poetry.


her sensor-adaptive fingerprint her pagan codex
Emily my guide gliding ahead of me along the dark corridors
the growl of straining motors as it started to open – –
“There may be hope, captain.”
“Yes. I'll go quietly”, I said,
and turned and touched the alien artifact as I

lost me again. Minutes and seconds became
units of time

Emily: 6" x 9", 54 pages, ISBN 978-9-5221-5025-7, Artwork by Lauri Wuolio, price € 10,60 plus mailing costs.