Efe Murad (Efe Murat Balıkçıoğlu) studied philosophy at Princeton and is working towards his PhD in Ottoman History and Arabic Philosophy at Harvard. He has published five books of poetry and five books of translations from the Iranian poets M. Azad and Fereydoon-e Moshiri and from the American poets C. K. Williams, Susan Howe, and Lyn Hejinian in Turkish. Together with Sidney Wade, he prepared a selection from the œuvre of Turkish poet Melih Cevdet Anday (Talisman Press, 2017). His poems, writings and translations in English have appeared in a wide range of journals and exhibitions including the thirteenth Istanbul Biennial. He is currently working on the complete Turkish translations of Ezra Pound’s Cantos.