Since he made his poetic debut in 1967, he has published six volumes of poetry, a novel, Janajevin unet (Yanayev's Dreams, 1991), and an experimental prose work, Päivä (Day, 2004). He has been active in leftist politics (during the 70's) and worked as a corporate executive in communications industry (during the 90's). He is also known for his experiments in digital writing, such as the Google Poem Generator.

His translations, some forty books in total, range from mystery writing to philosophy, sociology, and poetry, including work by Louis Althusser, Gilles Deleuze, George Orwell, Stephen King, Ian McEwan, Josef Skvorecky, Walter Benjamin, John Keats, John Ashbery, Mickey Spillane and Charles Bernstein. He is currently working on a new Finnish translation of Ulysses by James Joyce which will be released on the first day of the Là-bas biennale, Wednesday 25 April , 2012.


Leevi Lehto
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