David William Salmela
Finnish North American Literature Association
Biographical Information

David William Salmela works as a staff counselor at Salolampi and lives in
Minnetonka, Minnesota; He has two children with his wife Anne. His interests
include Finnish American culture and tradition, and he has worked with his friend
Will Lahti to write Karhun Otsa and a children' book, The Sauna.


Karhun Otsa. Poems by Will Lahti and David William Salmela. Self published. ISBN
0-9632975-1-1. Otsa Press, 1992.

The Sauna. Otsa Press.

---. “Menahga Midsummer Juhla.” In
Red, White, and a Paler Shade of Blue:
Poems on the Finnish American Experience
. Rhinelander, WI: Tamarack
Publishing for FinnFest USA '96, 1996.

Harvala Henderson, Judy, and David William Salmela.
_O Finland:
works by Finnish-Americans
_ Minnetonka, MN: OTSA Press, 1998.