Niina Pollari

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Niina Pollari is a poet and Finnish translator currently located in Western North Carolina. She is the author of the poetry collections Path of Totality (Soft Skull 2022) and Dead Horse (Birds, LLC 2015), as well as the co-author of the split chapbook Total Mood Killer (Tiger Bee Press 2017). Find her on Twitter at @heartbarf.


Cover Photo: A photograph of Niina Pollari, the poet, on the left. She has straight blonde hair and is smiling slightly at the camera. A vertical yellow line runs down the center of the photo. On the right side, against a taupe background, are the words "Path of Totality: Poems. Niina Pollari."
“Path of Totality”: A Poetry Reading by Niina Pollari

Niina Pollari reads the title poem from her new collection published by Soft Skull Press

Feb 08, 2022
Cover Photo: Screencap from "The Florida Project"
Dead-Guy Shirts and Motel Kids: Immigrant Life in Florida

After immigrating from Finland, I adopted Florida and all its freaks, swindlers, addicts, and charismatic criminals.

Mar 14, 2018
Cover Photo: Tallulah Pomeroy
Minor Gains

“You have to require an effort of your muscles that pushes them to the edges of their power.”

Oct 20, 2016
Cover Photo: detestrian
The Marvelous Bonfire

On translating Finnish literature into English.

Feb 04, 2016