In Alepala, humans struggle through various stages of their lives amidst the mythical landscapes of Alepa, a popular chain of neighbourhood shops, and the Kalevala. 

Sanna Karlström (b. 1975) is an author who lives in Helsinki. Since publishing her most recent book of poetry, Alepala (2019), Karlström has started performing together with her partner, musician Janne Lastumäki, thus combining the performance of poetry with sound art and music.

ALEPALA (audio, 13 min.)

Poems, reading: Sanna Karlström

Sound: Janne Lastumäki

Translations: Pauli Tapio

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Alepala