Contemporary Turkish Poetry
in Jacket 34
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:
(When you get there, scroll right to see the presentation.)