Paula Puolakka (born August 18, 1982) is a Beat poet, writer, and MA (History of Science and Ideas.) In 2019, The Finnish Reserve Officers' Federation gave her an honorable mention, honoring the academic legacy of Mr. Ludwig Wittgenstein and Mr. Theodore John Kaczynski. Puolakka has landed first and second in the writing contests and challenges held by, for example, Bowens Chapel (USA), Niilo Mäki Institute (Finland), Poetry Potion (South Africa), Literative (USA), Single Parents' Association (Finland), and Re:fiction (Israel). She has also been given honorable mentions and anthology slots by Tiny Spoon, Woody Guthrie Poets (USA), Cathal Bui Festival (Ireland), AQB (UK), etc. In Dec 2020, the PhDs of Tampere University gave her appreciation: her academic article - celebrating her Master's thesis of 2012 and the academic legacy of Mr. Kaczynski and Mr. Wittgenstein - was published by the science & university magazine Hybris. In 2021, her realistic fantasy story "Kuitti" (Varjorikko 1/2020) is a nominee for the Atorox Award.