Roxana Crisólogo Correa
(Peru/Finland) is a poet and cultural producer. She has a B.A. in Law. Crisólogo has published several poetry books: Abajo sobre el cielo (1999), Alhaalla taivaan yllä (Kääntöpiiri, Helsinki, 2001), Animal del camino (2000), Ludy D (2006) and Trenes (2010). A collection of her poems appeared in German under the title Eisbrecher (Hochroth Verlag, Berlín, 2017). In Chile, Ediciones Libros del Cardo reissued Trenes in 2019. Sotto sopra il cielo (Abajo sobre el cielo) is an antology of her poetry in Italian translation, released by Seri Editore.
Kauneus (la belleza) (2021), Crisólogo’s fifth poetry book, has received enthusiastic reviews in Latin America and the United States. It will be re-edited by the Spanish press RIL editores in 2024. Kauneus (la belleza) is now also being translated into French, under the auspices of the French Embassy and the Alliance Française in Peru.
Crisólogo’s last book, Dónde dejar tanto ruido was published by the Peruvian press Álbum del Universo Bakterial.
As a translator from the Finnish language, Crisólogo has participated in the anthologies Prohibido caminar con niños (Sweden, POESIAconC 2010) and Los abejorros zumban en la ventana (Argentina, Erizo editora 2013).
One of Crisólogo’s main contributions to the literary scene in Finland is the foundation of Sivuvalo Platform ry in 2013. She currently acts as the organization’s vice chair. Crisólogo has also served as project coordinator at Nordic Exchange in Literature, an organization dedicated to the translation, discussion, and research of multilingual literature in the Nordic countries. She has also been an active member of Kiila―Finland’s Leftist Writers and Artists Association―and Somos La Colectiva, a group of women poets and artists based in Helsinki.
Roxana’s projects and literary work has received support form Finnish institutions such as Kone Foundation, Finland Literary Exchange (FILI), Art Center Finland (TAIKE), Kari Mattila Foundation and the Finnish Cultural Foundation.
She lives and works in Helsinki. During March 2024, Crisólogo will attend the Villa Valmont Writer’s Residence Program at Bourdeax, France.