Contemporary Turkish Women Poets

It’s been a long time in the making. After almost three years, and more drafts, revisions and corrections than I can remember, my new anthology, From This Bridge: Contemporary Turkish Women Poets, is about to hit the bookshops at the end of June. I’ll be posting more details here over the next few weeks, but for now here’s a copy of the cover, featuring a striking painting by Turkish artist Canan Tolon, and the back cover blurb:

“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.”

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