Eino Leino (1878 - 1926)
Eino Leino (6 July 1878, Paltamo, Kainuu – 10 January 1926, Tuusula, Uusimaa) was a Finnish poet and journalist and is considered one of the pioneers of Finnish poetry. His poems combine modern and Finnish folk elements. The style of much of his work is like the Kalevala and folk songs. Nature, love, and despair are frequent themes in Leino's work. He is beloved and widely read in Finland today.
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