Marjo Isopahkala (b. 1974) is a poet and columnist. She lives in and is refurbishing two rural homes in Nousiainen.
The voice of the poem is full of defiance and the need for speed; she is ‘fighting with the bulls’ and no one is going to boss her around…the strength of the poems is especially in the blackish humor of the verse.
– Teemu Manninen, Tuli&Savu poetry journal
Poet Marjo Isopahkala inspires new feelings.
– Antti Järvi, Turun Sanomat newspaper
It is a joy to read bold poems that leave an impression, that aren’t afraid of their own etherealness.
– Niina Hakalahti, Kiiltomato.net literary review
Marjo Isopahkala writes virile poetry that will touch you, shake you, make you laugh, and make you think, all at the same time. She spices up her texts with dark humor and laconic observations. Isopahkala received her first honorable mention in the J. H. Erko poetry competition in 2001. Isopahkala is also an engaging stage performer.
In 2001, with Mika Terho, Isopahkala published a joint poetry collection An April of Insane Passion (Intohimon kullu huhtikuu), an ode to the short, torrid, and stormy personal relationship. Thereafter Isopahkala has been thought of a bold woman, who unabashedly dissects her life and the corruption of the male sex.
Rubber Boot Love is a subtle and spirited book of poetry about the unconditionality of love, moments of intimacy, perverse urbanites, stone-cold violent youths, and the operatic moonlit nights on sandbanks.
Original name: Kumisaapasrakkaus
Publisher: Sammakko 2006
Softcover 130 x 200 mm
Cover design: Riikka Majanen