Aapo Ilves

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Aapo Ilves

Aapo Ilves (Võro: Ilvese Aapo; born 20 October 1970 in Räpina) is an Estonian poet, writer, artist and musician.[1] He writes in Estonian, Võro and Seto languages.[2] Ilves has also written several song lyrics, including Estonian Eurovision entries "Tii" in 2004 and Kuula in 2012.

Ilves is the member of Estonian Writers' Union, Estonian Authors' Society and formerly Young Authors' Association in Tartu (1996–2009).

He has contributed with his writings and drawings to many journals and newspapers including children's journal Täheke and the only Võro language newspaper Uma Leht.


  1. ^ ""Grand Poetry Slam" (Programme)" (PDF). 2010. Retrieved 26 April 2012. 
  2. ^ Velsker, Mark (Autumn 2007). "Estonian literature in Southern Estonian". Estonian literary magazine (25).