Mikaela Nyman

Mikaela Nyman is a New Zealand writer of Finnish heritage from the Åland Islands and the Swedish linguistic minority. Her first collection of poetry, När vändkrets läggs mot vändkrets, from which this poem was translated, was published by Ellips in Finland in 2019 and nominated for the Nordic Council Literature Prize 2020. Her first novel, Sado, is set in Vanuatu and was published in 2020 by Victoria University Press.

  • A photograph of a corrugated tin roof, partially peeled back
    Mikaela Nyman
    The children see trees bending bending and then they are broken coconutless frondless. The children see roofs in various states of disarray metal sheets lifting eaves pulled away. There’s Takaro’s ho...

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