A Poetic Odyssey for İlhan Berk

ilhan berkThe Gümüşlük Academy in Turkey is commemorating the first anniversary of İlhan Berk’s death with a touring “Poetry Bus”. The poetry bus begins its three-day tour around the Bodrum area tomorrow, 26 August, and will celebrate the life and work of İlhan Berk, poet and painter, who died on 28 August last year in Bodrum. The tour will also celebrate two of the regions other distinguished poets, Ece Ayhan and Can Yucel. The program of events includes talks, poetry readings and discussions.

Poets taking their seats on the poetry bus include: Sina Akyol, Hüseyin Alemdar, Orhan Alkaya, Oruç Aruoba, Salih Aydemir, Salih Bolat, Ahmet Bozkurt, Metin Cengiz, Hüseyin Avni Cınazoğlu, Gökçenur Ç, Nevzat Çelik, Mehmet Can Doğan, Deniz Durukan, Enver Ercan, Haydar Ergülen, Seyhan Erözçelik, Tekin Gönenç, Ahmet Günbaş, Günseli İnal, küçük İskender, Mahir Karayazı, Metin Kaygalak, Tuğrul Keskin, Önder Kızılkaya, Seyithan Kömürcü, Zeynep Köylü, Akif Kurtulmuş, Namık Kuyumcu, Altay Öktem, Hüseyin Peker, Yücelay Sal, Sezai Sarıoğlu, Asuman Susam, Halim Yazıcı, Neşe Yaşın, Hayri K Yetik, Hilmi Yavuz.

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Radio Aktif’s Radyo Film program will also be celebrating the life and work of İlhan Berk in a special commemorative broadcast on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 21:15 and 24:00 (Turkish local time). Listeners can tune in from around the world at www.aktifradyo.com.tr

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