Contemporary Turkish Poetry

in Jacket 34

Cover image of Eda
Cover image of Eda

A selection of poems and essays drawn from Eda: An Anthology of Contemporary Turkish Poetry edited by Murat Nemet-Nejat, published by Talisman House, New Jersey, and available through Small Press Distribution.
“Thinking, speaking in Turkish is a peculiarly visceral activity, a record of thought emerging … Eda is the play of ideas through the body of Turkish. Not only is it the poetics of Turkish poetry in [the twentieth] century, it is the extension of the language itself, the flowering of its inherent potentials as a language. The otherness of Eda is the distance which separates Turkish from English.”
     Read the sample of poems [»»] here.
           Read the essays [»»] here.
                 Buy the book [»»] here!

Also, for VisPo fans, a short non-Jacket presentation of contemporary Turkish visual poetry by Nico Vassilakis:
http://www.trickhouse.org/vol15/door_08_nicovassilakis/tenturkishvispo.html
(When you get there, scroll right to see the presentation.)