Jaan Kaplinski is an Estonian poet, philosopher and translator. A critic of the Soviet regime, after its collapse he served as a member of the Estonian Parliament. In 2014 he released his first collection of poems written in Russian, White Butterflies of Night.
Jaan Kaplinski on Granta.com
Essays & Memoir | The Online Edition
Jaan Kaplinski | On Europe
‘For European thinkers, defining things has always been a serious hobby.’
Jaan Kaplinski on Europe.
Poetry | The Online Edition
‘Things didn’t remember their names and I have begun to forget them’
Poetry | Issue 134
from White Butterflies of Night
‘I don’t remember whether I believed that I could just / abandon one life to begin another’