Poems for…Bridges to Anatolia

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"Poems for...Bridges to Anatolia" is based largely - though not entirely - on the translation work over the years of the Turkish poet Mevlut Ceylan. Ceylan lived in London for many years and under the title "Core Publications" produced a significant number of booklets that feature and celebrate Turkish poetry. Each is translated into English, the vast majority by Ceylan himself. Some are anthologies, following a theme. Others feature the work of individual Turkish authors. Ceylan's quiet and patient work opens the life of one culture to another and in doing so reveals the distinctness of each but also and more importantly their common humanity. He has built and opened a bridge. The selection offered here took over two years to put together and consists of over twenty poems. It…
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