Akin to Stone



Featured poets: Bejan Matur

Featured translators: Jen Hadfield, Canan Marasligil

Bejan Matur’s enthralling visceral poems are among the most imaginatively potent being written anywhere in the world. She is one of the leading voices of a bold new women’s poetry emerging from the Middle East. Her award-winning poems describe a delicate space between concrete realism and mystical reflection, engaging with the struggles of the Kurdish people of Turkey. This new volume of her work presents poems from all stages of her career, with of some of her most acclaimed poems alongside works translated into English for the first time, and includes an afterword by poet Malika Booker.

The Poetry Translation Centre’s World Poet Series showcases the most exciting living poets from Africa, Asia, the Middle East and Latin America, in beautiful pocket-sized bilingual editions.

ISBN: 9781916114104
Format: Paperback
Size: 178 x 111mm, 66 pages
Languages: Turkish, English