Heidi Iivari

Heidi Iivari is a poet, translator, teacher and cultural organiser of Finnish origin who resides in Tartu since 2006. She writes poems in Finnish as well as in Estonian. Currently she works as the programme coordinator at the Tartu department of the Finnish Institute in Estonia. Since 2018 Heidi has been a regular performer at Tartu poetry slams. She was also a finalist of Poetry Slam of Estonia in 2018. In 2020 she won the second award of TarSlämm (Tartu slam finals) and got the third place in Poetry Slam of Estonia. She has also performed at several events and festivals in Estonia, Finland and Spain. Her poetry has been translated into English, Spanish and French. Heidi Iivari´s first poetry collection „The Serial Lover of Tartu“ will be published in Finnish and Estonian in 2021 (Publishing House Enostone , Finland).