Maarja Kangro was born in Tallinn, on December 20, 1973, where she currently lives. She has published five collections of poetry, a children's book and three collection of short stories. In 2011, a collection of her poems, La farfalla dell’irreversibilità (The Butterfly of No Return) was published in Italian. Apart from Italian, her poems and short stories have been translated into English, Finnish, German, Hungarian, Lithuanian, Russian, Slovene, Swedish, and Udmurt.
In a small town in the Italian Alps,
a Ukrainian nurse
stands under magnolias in a park.
It's winter, and an old, shaggy,
In a small bookstore
under the roof of a shopping mall,
looking for a gift,
I resorted to the silly habit
I heard it on the radio:
in ancient times, the pig strolled freely
around the house,
eating man's shit.
So, as a child, you say?
and the pile of Eternit cracked?
Blue sneakers, white chrysotile.