Juha Kulmala (b. 1962) is a Turku poet. His second collection of poetry, ?What are You Waiting For (?Mitä te odotatte, 2006) was a critical success and was chosen as an Elävien Runoilijoiden Klubi (‘Living Poets’ Club’) book selection. Kulmala’s debut work …incorrectly collected poems (…väärin kootut runot) was published in 2002.
?What are You Waiting For is a hair-raisingly marvelous work of poetry.
– Tuomo Karhu, Turun Sanomat newspaper
The world is burning. Juha Kulmala’s poetry doesn’t turn away from the blackened surface of reality.
– Matti Saurama, Demari party newspaper
The roughness of the images and the words, the vividness of the lines, testify to the quality of the poet, the artist. An uncommon vision. … Exceptional work.
– poet Risto Ahti, Kaleva newspaper
A verbal agitator like Kulmala hasn’t been born for quite some time. … A startlingly different debut.
– Seppo Järvinen, Kiiltomato.net literary review
Juha Kulmala’s third collection of poetry,
We are not the Dodo (Emme ole dodo, 2009), is gentlemanly anarchism at its best. It mocks the deprivation and despair of our time, consensus-seeking, and what we call reality. Kulmala kick-starts his demonic machine by tangling with William Blake, evil Dada, sauna beer, and the Great Abomination.
Original title: Emme ole dodo
Kustantaja: Savukeidas 2009
Softcover 140 x 210 mm
Cover design: Ville Hytönen