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Eeva Park

The Rules of Bird Hunting

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Translated by Jayde Will

Eeva Park began as the author of mood poems depicting nature, and has said that she mixed feeling and thought in her poetry, while her prose is a mixture of understanding and memory. This original collection, translated by Jayde Will is an exploration of values, real and imagined incorporating the best of Park’s work from the last three decades.

The Rules of Bird Hunting is part of the Parthian Baltic project which was launched in time for the London Book Fair 2018. The poetry collections were launched at the Wheatsheaf Parthian Poetry Festival in April 2018.


Eeva Park was born into a writers’ family in Tallinn, Estonia. After high school she worked as a silk and porcelain painter, and as an archival assistant. She began her career in 1983 as a poet, but soon turned to prose; she is especially known for her novels, especially those with dark undertones, but she has also written plays and short stories, as well as continuing to write poetry. Park has been a member of the Estonian Writers’ Union since 1993. In 1994 she received the Friedebert Tuglas Literature Prize.