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Poem of the Month

Beginning in September 2016, Lásságámmi will start publishing something we call ”Poem of the Month.” These poems will be presented in four languages: Sami, Norwegian, Finnish, and English. Our intention is primarily to present texts written by Nils-Aslak Valkeapää that have not been translated previously. In some instances this may involve texts that were not included in any of his books. In the fall of 2016 we will publish the poems that constitute the prelude – or overture – to the volume Girddán seivodan (I fly, I soar) from 1999. This book is still not translated into any other languages. We hope that our website visitors will find this valuable, since our intention is to make a much greater range of Valkeapää’s writings known.  



Lásságámmi was Nils-Aslak Valkeapää’s own name for the house he had built on the lot he got as a fiftieth birthday present from Storfjord municipality.

2007-07-20