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Turkish Poetry Today announces launch in autumn 2016

written by Bahar Muller September 24, 2016

Turkish Poetry Today, published annually in England, announces the launch of their fourth issue in autumn 2016.

The journal features outstanding modern Turkish poetry selected and translated by leading translators from around the world, interviews with Turkish writers, reviews of recent Turkish books and essays in the field of Turkish literature.

turkishWhile Turkey continues to be a hot spot for controversies, the issues surrounding the dynamic landscape find their expression in the country’s rich literature. The journal offers a unique chance to discover some of the most prolific poets of this distinct geography.

The 2016 issue will introduce a new Featured Poet section, with an extensive selection of the work of Behçet Necatigil and a section devoted to essays and reviews, including a translation of the famous Garip Manifesto, written by Orhan Veli Kanık in 1941, accompanied by a selection of poems by Garip poets Veli, Oktay Rifat and Melih Cevdet Anday.The large, central part of the magazine presents translations of poems spanning the modern era of Turkish poetry, from the work of Ahmet Haşim and Nazım Hikmet to that of the generation of poets writing now, including Lale Müldür, Asuman Susam, and Gökçenur Ç.

The launching event will take place at St Paul’s Church and Community Centre in Marylebone, Rossmore Road, NW 1 6 NJ, London, from 6 – 8:30 PM on Wednesday, November 2, 2016, and will include talks, readings, drinks and nibbles.

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