If This is a Lament



Publisher: Poetry Translation Centre

ISBN: 978-0-9575511-7-6

Featured poets: Bejan Matur

Featured translators: Jen Hadfield, Canan Marasligil

Bejan Matur is the most illustrious poet among a bold new women’s poetry emerging from the Middle East. Her poetry engages directly and concretely with the struggles of her people, and yet there is also a mysticism in her writing, a closeness to nature, an embracing of mythology – a dialogue with God. She is translated in this collection by Canan Marasligil, working with renowned Shetland poet Jen Hadfield, who won the T.S. Eliot Prize in 2008.

With thanks to Göksenin Abdal