The Seven-String Guitar

Poems 1968-2014
2014, ntamo

Veijo Baltzar has written poems all his life. In 2014 was published the first anthology of his poems.

The Gipsy tradition is evidently present in Baltzar’s poetry. Strong and vivid, bitter and wistful, yearning for dignity and value, and taking it self-consciously. (Leevi Lehto, 2014).


"My poetry collection is a secretive book. When I walk the streets I find that it is ok to spit, svear or even kick a weak old lady. But if you say "my loved one" to a beautiful girl, you’ll find yourself locked up. In my poetry, I have the courage and the right to live tender and soulful world."

Veijo Baltzar