332 page paperback
Language: Turkish & English
Published 2010 (Out of Print)
In recent decades Turkish women have risen to extraordinary prominence in a literary culture once dominated by men. From This Bridge: Contemporary Turkish Women Poets is the first comprehensive survey of these startling, vibrant developments. In his landmark anthology, poet-translator George Messo gathers twenty-two of Turkey’s leading, award-winning poets, writing at the very height of their creative powers. Collectively, they represent more than half a century of innovation and change, embodying one of the most sustained and compelling re-visionings of contemporary poetry for many years.
With an introduction by the translator-scholar Saliha Paker, From This Bridge offers a uniquely challenging and irresistible encounter with some of the most dynamic poets writing today.
Gülten Akın, Melisa Gürpınar, Sennur Sezer, Güseli İnal, Zerrin Taşpınar, İnci Asena, Ayten Mutlu, Oya Uysal, Leyla Şahin, Aslı Durak, Lâle Müldür, Nilgün Marmara, Neşe Yaşın, Perihan Mağden, Çiğdem Sezer, Zeynep Uzunbay, Betül Tarıman, Birhan Keskin, Bejan Matur, Didem Madak, Zeynep Köylü, Gonca Özmen.
“…an excellent gateway for anyone interested in reading Turkish poetry” – TimeOut Istanbul
“The poems of contemporary women poets show dramatically how attitudes have changed. These women have written a wide range of winning poetry, which speaks from the heart of women to the hearts of all mankind.” – Today’s Zaman