İstanbul /Turkey

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Brief background

Born in Istanbul.Studied University Of Istanbul, Department Of Archaeology and Art History.Master of arts degree at the University Of Istanbul, Faculty Of Communications, Department of Radio-TV-Cinema .Attended a part time film lessons using super 8 camera at the New York School Of Visual Arts.
Poems have been published in literary journals since the age of 18.Has seven poetry books published in Turkey and also two poetry books published in Azerbaijan.
Used to be a board  member of the Turkish PEN  Club ‘‘Writers at banishment ’’and  Turkish PEN Club ‘‘Women Writers Committee’’.Biographies are in some literature and art encyclopedias and poems in some anthologies.Some of her essays in collective books.Participitated numerous national and international literature and poetry festivals.
Also has been  continuing contemporary art activities combining different disciplines( specially poetry and language ) since 1996.Participated many solo and group exhibitions in such countries like Germany,Norway,Italy,Bulgaria,Bosnia,Azerbaijan,Georgia,Uzbekistan,Korea,etc.

Memberships of Writers&Art Associations

Azerbaijan Artist Union ( Honour Member since April 2012 )
Turkish PEN Writers’Club
Azerbaijan PEN Writers’ Club (Honour Member since April 2012)
BESAM. (Creators of Scientific and Literary Works Association) Board Member

Poetry books published

yanlışlar şehrinde randevu / rendezvous in the mistaken city
October 1995. Liman publications, İstanbul.

hırsızlama aşklar, gri yalnızlıklar / love stolen, loneliness grey
November 1996. Liman publications,İstanbul.

portakal tek meyve değildir / oranges are not the only fruit
March 1997. Liman publications,İstanbul.

başka gezegenin insanları / people of another planet
March 1997. Liman publications,İstanbul

new york blues / new york blues
March 1997. Liman publications,İstanbul.

özlem şehirleri / missing cities
2006. Free Writers Society publications,Baku,Azerbaijan

eflatun sır / purple secret
March 2007. Yitik Ülke publications,İstanbul.

güllerin ağırlığı / heaviness of the roses
2007. By the support of Azerbaijan and Turkish Ministry of Culture, published in Russian and Turkish, Baku, Azerbaijan

sana şiir yazmasam olur mu?
March 2011. Yitik Ülke publications,İstanbul.

Selected festivals and literature events

 "Poetica I", Festival für Weltliteratur 26.–31.1.2015 – Köln

"5th International Azerbaijan Poet's day" (getting prize, by the honour of Azerbaijani poet Mikail Müşvik), Baku, Azerbaijan.
"4th Ordu International Literature Festival" (Literature and Cinema Relations), Ordu, Turkey
"Turkey PEN Club World Poetry Day", organised by French Cultural Center, Istanbul.
"Swiss PEN" "The Dissident Blog" "Forbidden Chirping", a short play published.

‘’15 th of November Writers In The Banishment Day ’’,Turkey PEN international event participant,(With participation of International PEN Club President),İstanbul.
‘‘Poetry Book Signing Day ’’TUYAP Book Fair,İstanbul.
‘‘Spring poetry rain ’’26 May,Cyprus.
‘‘Special guest of poetry talk,poetry reading and receiving Azerbaycan PEN Writes’ Club Honorary Membership’’,Azerbaijan Writers Union,Baku,Azerbaijan.
‘‘Visual Poetry’’,International Group Exhibition,Kempinski Hotel,Baku,Azerbaijan.
‘‘Guest poet and poetry reading for connection of poetry and theater talk’’,  Turkish PEN Writers’ Club event,Ahmet Hamdi Tanpınar Literature Museum,İstanbul,Turkey.

‘’10th Sarajevo Poetry Festival’’,Sarajevo,Bosnia Herzegovina.
‘‘New poetry book launch ( is it allright if I will not write  you any poem )and exhibition’’ ,Piola Restaurant, Point Hotel,İstanbul,Turkey
‘‘Turkish poet Sait Maden Honor Reward Day ’’,as a guest poet, Turkish PEN event,İstanbul,Turkey.
‘‘Kritya International Poetry Festival’’,Nagpur,India.

‘‘Chief guest for poetry talk and poetry reading day’’, ArcheologyMuseum,Stavanger,Norway.
‘‘49thStruga International Poetry Festival’’,Skopje,Macedonia.

‘‘ ODTÜ Collage 4th Literature Day’’,BESAM event,Ankara,Turkey
‘‘Russian poetry book launch(heaviness of the roses ) ,’’,Azerbaijan Writers’Club,Baku,Azerbaijan.
‘‘World Poetry Celebration Day’’,Literature Cooperative,İstanbul,Turkey

‘‘Organizer and participant for poetry talk,poetry reading for the memory of  Turkish poet Attila İlhan’’ Literature Cooperative,İstanbul,Turkey.
‘‘Special guest for Poetry talk,interview and poetry reading day’’,Literature Cooperative,İstanbul,Turkey.

‘‘Poetry talk and book-signing day with other Turkish poets’’,Mephisto Bookstore,İstanbul,Turkey.

‘‘Poetry book launch(missing cities ) and  book-signing day’’.New Gallery,Baku,Azerbaijan.
‘‘Turkish poet ‘‘Cemal Süreya Association ’’, Culture and Art Event ’’,Balıkesir,Turkey.

‘‘ODTÜ Collage 1st Literature Days’’, BESAM event, ,Ankara,Turkey.

‘‘Turkish poet Cemal Süreya Association’’ poetry reading day,İstanbul.
‘‘Turkish poet Cemal Süreya Association ’’poetry reading and book-signing day’’,İstanbul
‘‘Turkish PEN Club  World Poetry  Celebration Day’’,İtalian Culture Center,İstanbul,Turkey.

‘‘Turkish PEN Club  World Poetry  Celebration Day’’,Atatürk Culture Center,İstanbul,Turkey.

‘‘Turkish PEN Club  World Poetry  Celebration Day’’,Atatürk Culture Center,İstanbul,Turkey

‘‘Turkish PEN Club  1 st International Mediterranean Poets Meeting’’,Bodrum,Muğla,Turkey.
‘‘Yaşasın Edebiyat’’ –Turkish literature magazine event ,Yıldız Technique  University,İstanbul,Turkey.

‘‘Yaşasın Edebiyat’’ –Turkish literature magazine event,İKültür Collage,stanbul,Turkey.
‘‘International Writers and  Translators House ’’residency   scholarship,Rodos Island,Greece.
‘‘Dar-ül İhsan English University 1st World PoetryCelebration Day’’,Bangladesh  PEN Honor Guest,Dakka,Bangladesh.