Finnish North American Literature Association
Anselm Hollo was born 1934 in Helsinki, Finland, and educated in Finland and the
US. He moved to the US permanently in 1966. At universities in Iowa, Colorado,
and Maryland, he has taught creative writing. He teaches at Naropa Institute in
Boulder, CO, and is a renowned translator who is fluent in German, English,
Swedish, and Finnish. He has more than twenty translations of poetry, prose and
drama to his credit. As well, he is an excellent poet in his own right.
Hollo, Anselm. Caws and Causeries: Around Poetry and Poets. Albuquerque, NM:
La Alameda Press, 1999.
---. Rue Wilson Monday. Albuquerque, NM: La Alameda Press, 2000.
---. & It is a Song.
---. Faces and Forms.
---. The Coherences.
---. Sensation 27.
---. Some Worlds.
---. Black Book.
---. Notes and Paramecia.
---. Lingering Tangos.
---. Sojourner Microcosms.
---. Lunch in Fur.
---. With Ruth in Mind.
---. Finite Continued. Berkeley, CA: Blue Wind Press, 1980.
---. No Complaints. West Branch, IA: The Toothpaste Press, 1983.
---. Pick Up the House.
---. Outlying Districts. Minneapolis, MN: Coffee House P, 1990.
---. Space Baltic.
---. Near Miss Haiku.
---. Blue Ceiling.
---. High Beam.
---. Survival Dancing.
---. Corvus. Minneapolis, MN: Coffe House P, 1995.
---. AHOE (And How on Earth)
---. AHOE 2 (Johnny Cash Writes a Letter to Santa Claus).
---. Postmodern Poetry: The Talisman Interviews. Interviewed by Edward Foster.
Hoboken, NJ: Talisman House Publishers, 1994.
---. “Head Sky Convoy Pattern” and “O Ponder Bone of Fabled Carp.” In Red,
White, and a Paler Shade of Blue: Poems on the Finnish American Experience.
Rhinelander, WI: Tamarack Publishing for FinnFest USA '96, 1996.
---. “Gig” and seven other poems, and “The Kalevala through My Years,” a
personal essay. In Michael Karni and Aili Jarvenpa, editors, Sampo the Magic Mill:
A Collection of Finnish-American Writing. Minneapolis, MN: New Rivers Press,
Hollo, Anselm, and Jane Dalrymple-Hollo. West Is Left on the Map. Boulder, CO:
Dead Metaphor P, 1993.