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Tag: Neil P. Doherty

Junayd and Other Poems – Asaf Halet Çelebi

Translated from Turkish by Neil P. Doherty Junayd                             “leyse fi cübbeti sivallah”*                                junayd of baghdad   those who look at me see but my body...

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Poems by Edip Cansever

Edip Cansever (August 8, 1928 – May 28, 1986) was a Turkish poet, considered part of the  Ikinci Yeni movement which was a loosely affiliated group of poets who embraced modernism and brought about a revolution in Turkish poetry

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Two Poems from “835 Lines” by Nazım Hikmet

Nâzım Hikmet Ran,commonly known as Nâzım Hikmet, was a Turkish poet, playwright, novelist, screenwriter, director and memoirist. He was acclaimed for the “lyrical flow of his statements”. Described as a “romantic communist” and “romantic revolutionary”, he was repeatedly arrested for his political beliefs and spent much of his adult life in prison or in exile. His poetry has been translated from Turkish by Neil P Doherty.

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Horses at Troy – Poem by Melih Cevdet Anday

Melih Cevdet Anday was a Turkish writer whose poetry stands outside the traditional literary movements. He also wrote in many other genres which, over six and a half decades, included eleven collections of poems, eight plays, eight novels, fifteen collections of essays, several of which won major literary awards

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Poems by Mehmet Taner

Mehmet Taner was born in the province of Nevşehir in Central Anatolia in 1946. His work is marked by a deep lyricism and a willingness to play with older forms such as the rubai and the Ottoman aruz metre but he has also displayed a willingness to explore newer forms.

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Poems by Ülkü Tamer

Ülkü Tamer (1937- 2018) was a Turkish poet, journalist, actor and translator. He is one of the leading representatives of the Second New poetry movement that emerged in the 1950s.

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Gülten Akın

Gülten Akın (23 January 1933 – 4 November 2015) was a Turkish poet. Her poetry is considered to be culturally significant to Turkey. Neil P. Doherty translated her poems published in The Antonym.

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