Edited by me and Mattias Lehtinen. Graphic design by Samuli Saarinen.In issue #3–4 of Kontur, sixteen writers from three continents, writing in three languages, approach decline from their personal points of view. The result is a mix of essays, autobiography, fiction and poetry. The texts point towards the ways people are turning decline into resistance, possibilities for renewal, nuancing, or forgiving. The writers talk of gender, community, organization, mental health, body, history and the family. The personal stories of the issue try to do justice to the complexity, strength, awkwardness, guilt and delicious humor often found in difficult places.
The multilingual, quarterly journal Kontur is a laboratory for examining the potential in writing and living together. Kontur is based in Helsinki.buy it here :)