Turkish

Gökçenur Ç.

Gökçenur Ç. was born in Istanbul in 1971 and spent his childhood in a number of Turkish cities. He graduated from Istanbul Technical University Electrical Engineering Faculty and obtained a Master’s degree in Business Administration from Istanbul University. He started publishing his poems in Turkish magazines since 1990 and his first collection Handbook of Every Book came out in 2006 and the second one Rest of the Words in 2010. Both books are published by Yitik Ülke (Lost Land) Publishing House. …Read More

Metin Cengiz

Metin Cengiz was born in Kars in 1953. He attended to Göle primary School (1964), Kars Alparslan High School (1972), and graduated from Erzurum Atatürk University, Faculty of Basic Sciences and Foreign Languages, Department of French (1977). During his years at the university, he worked as a civil officer at the Turkish Statistical Institute for a short time (1973). Meanwhile, he completed his studies at Marmara University, Department of French. After working as a teacher in …Read More

Kadir Aydemir

Kadir Aydemir was born in 1977 in Istanbul. He is originally from Ardahan. He graduated from Fener Bahçe Highschool in 1995 and studied Business Administration at the university for a while, then took a PR training. His first poems were published in “Şiir – Oku” magazine as well as in many other poetry magazines and newspapers. Between 1997 and 2003, he has published 11 issues of a poetry magazine called “Başka”. Since 2000, he edit the poetry …Read More

Ataol Behramoğlu

Ataol Behramoğlu was born in Çatalca, Istanbul in 1942. He graduated from the Department of Russian Language and Literature in the Faculty of Languages, History and Geography at Ankara University in 1966. In 1965, he published his first poetry book. In 1970, he published his second book of verse “One Day Definitely”. He pursued his study of language and literature in England, France, and Soviet Union for 4 years. Fragments of “One Day Definitely” were …Read More

Deniz Durukan

She was born in Istanbul in 1966. She writes  in magazines such as Varlık, Hişt, E, Başka, Hürriyet Gösteri, Yasakmeyve, Kitaplık. Her poems and interviews with other writers appeared on Cumhuriyet and Radikal newspaper supplements. Her critical writings and essays about rock music have been published on magazines such as Öküz, Hayvan, Picus, Yüksekses and Karakalem. She has been writing for the magazine Ot too. Deniz Durukan published the first series of rock music books called Türk …Read More

Ahmet Telli

Ahmet Telli was born in Çankırı, in Eskipazar district (now Karabük), Turkey in 1946, studied at hasanoglu and Pazaroren Schools and obtained a universitary degree in literature fron the Gazi Education Istitute. He worked for a period of time a sa teacher until running into political problems with the Turkish authorities after the military coup in 1980. Today Ahmet Telli is one of the most important poets in Turkey. For his poetry, he received the …Read More

Efe Duyan

Efe Duyan, born in İstanbul, Turkey, in 1981, is a poet and an architect b. He studied architecture and philosophy in Middle East Technical University (B.A.), History and Theory of Architecture in Yıldız Technical University (M.S.) and History of Architecture in Mimar Sinan Fine Arts University (PhD). He is teaching architecture in Mimar Sinan Fine Arts University. He has been invited to several international organizations including Word Express project, Edinburgh Book Festival, London book Fair, Berlin Poetry …Read More