Event Title

Fine Land

Location

Diamond 141

Start Date

1-5-2014 9:00 AM

End Date

1-5-2014 10:50 AM

Project Type

Presentation- Restricted to Campus Access

Description

Up in the north theres a country filled with silent anger and frozen tears. Its called Finland. In its own language, its named swampland. In the short summers the thousands of swamps give birth to enough mosquitoes to feed about a quarter of Europes birds. During the long winter, about eight kilometers of ice cover the swamps and the land. A breed of red pelted dogs roams the evergreens, barking at birds and squirrels if the puppy dropped out of high school and didnt learn what to not to bark at. The people following the dogs will try to shoot the birds, occasionally the squirrels, and occasionally succeed in hitting the target. Depends how drunk he is. That he is drunk is quite a safe assumption, since he is a Finn, and Finnish men are generally drunk. Youd be too if you got covered by mountains of ice every goddamn winter and if the combined winters lasted two thirds of your life.

Faculty Sponsor

Jennifer Boylan

Sponsoring Department

Colby College. Creative Writing Program

CLAS Field of Study

Humanities

Event Website

http://www.colby.edu/clas

ID

773

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Fine Land

Diamond 141

Up in the north theres a country filled with silent anger and frozen tears. Its called Finland. In its own language, its named swampland. In the short summers the thousands of swamps give birth to enough mosquitoes to feed about a quarter of Europes birds. During the long winter, about eight kilometers of ice cover the swamps and the land. A breed of red pelted dogs roams the evergreens, barking at birds and squirrels if the puppy dropped out of high school and didnt learn what to not to bark at. The people following the dogs will try to shoot the birds, occasionally the squirrels, and occasionally succeed in hitting the target. Depends how drunk he is. That he is drunk is quite a safe assumption, since he is a Finn, and Finnish men are generally drunk. Youd be too if you got covered by mountains of ice every goddamn winter and if the combined winters lasted two thirds of your life.

http://digitalcommons.colby.edu/clas/2014/program/315