Juho Kuusi (yes, that’s me) is a Finnish, Helsinki-based, spoken word poet, musician and community educator. I am a double time national Finnish Poetry Slam champion (2012 and 2016), Talent Finland finalist from 2020, and have been performing actively for over 10 years now. Alongside my artistic work I teach the fine art of making spoken word poetry and rap (also in English!).
My poetry is mostly personal, political and it is filled with black humour. I love wordplay, good stories and diversity. My background in Hip Hop does not usually go unnoticed, and my deep love for the Earth and it’s beings is very present.
I have a bunch of poems translated to English. If given a good chance to prepare, I am able to perform some of them in English, Swedish or Norwegian.
A couple of translations
The poem ’Esitelmä vaskitsasta’ (’A Lecture About Slowworms’) is in Finnish but there are English subtitles – just click settings after you start playing the video.