Carrie Messenger

Carrie Messenger has never been to Finland. Her fiction has appeared most recently in Crab Orchard ReviewFiction InternationalRedivider, and Witness. Her translations from Romanian contemporary writers have appeared in Circumference and Words Without Borders. She teaches English at Shepherd University, in Shepherdstown, West Virginia.

Hyppää Järveen!

ImmersionSalolampi’s camp song resembled a funeral dirge: no soprano notes, nothing allegro, nothing summery. I’d listened to my grandmother and great-aunts gossip in Finnish, with its blur of vowels, but this was the first time I’d heard people singing in…