Antti Koivumäki

Antti Koivumäki (born December 18, 1976, Espoo, Finland – died July 21, 2002, Helsinki, Finland) was a Finnish poet and musician.[1]

Antti Koivumäki
Background information
Birth nameAntti Koivumäki
Born(1976-12-18)December 18, 1976
Espoo, Finland
DiedJuly 21, 2002(2002-07-21) (aged 25)
Helsinki, Finland
GenresPop, baroque pop, rock
Occupation(s)Musician, songwriter, producer
Years active1995–98
LabelsBad Vugum
Associated actsAavikko


Koivumäki was born in Espoo, Finland but spent most of the youth in Siilinjärvi. It was here he co-founded Finnish band Aavikko in 1995, appearing on the band's first full album Derek! in 1997. He left Aavikko in 1999 and was replaced by the band's current keyboardist Paul Staufenbiel.

Koivumäki's poems were first published when he was 16 years old. In 2000, he won the hill town of Kaarina's Culture Poetry Prize and he published his first work 'In the Afternoon, Rotting Parks Come To Mind'.


Koivumäki drowned in July 2002 in Helsinki. At the time of his death he was only 25 years old. His second collection of poems 'Comfortable Neighbourhoods' was published posthumously in 2003.

List of works

  • In the Afternoon, Rotting Parks Come To Mind. (City of Kaarina, 2000)
  • Comfortable Neighbourhoods. (Jan 2003)


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