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The Written Word Is A Lie

written by: Paula Puolakka


There is no truth found from the interviews,
the press releases,
the historical remarks,
the scientific ponderings,
and especially not from the light narratives
of man: chick-lit, fanfic, and whatever.

The writing world is the stage of
red pens,
biased reviews,
calculated publication dates,
and rainbow-colored propaganda.

What do we know about the world around us?
The written word is a lie.

Paula Puolakka

Paula Puolakka

Paula Puolakka (1982) is a Beat poet, writer, and MA (History of Science and Ideas) who has won writing contests and challenges held in the USA, Israel, South Africa, and Finland. Also, The Finnish Reserve Officers' Federation gave her an honorable mention in 2019 for her essay concerning invisible warfare, honoring the academic legacy of Mr. Theodore John Kaczynski and Mr. Ludwig Wittgenstein. Puolakka's interview concerning some of the same topics can be found through Re:fiction. Also, The Burgundy Zine (USA) celebrated her articles concerning science, pseudoscience, Mr. Kaczynski, Mr. Wittgenstein, and education in September 2020 and March 2020. Between April 2019 and September 2020, Puolakka was 29 x the winner of the poetry challenge held by Poetry Potion. The newspapers Kaleva and Savon Sanomat have supported Puolakka’s opinions. The radio station Dei has also shared Puolakka's vibes on 9/15/20, 8/3/20, 6/15/20, 1/23/20 & 9/23/19. Puolakka has also been crafting and distributing poetry zines and guiding youngsters (lost in the material world.)
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