Poet Şeref Bilsel (born in Rize in 1972) will be awarded the prestigious Golden Orange Poetry Prize (Altın Portakal Şiir Ödülü), that has reached this year the 18th edition. The ceremony will be held next Saturdaz 22 February in Antalya. The first edition of the prize went to Enis Batur, while last year the poet awarded was Şükrü Erbaş.
Bilsel is an outstanding voice of contemporary Turkish poetry, very active contributor to magazines and antologies, and since 2004 is co-editing the Şiir Yıllığı (Poetry Yearbooks) together with Cenk Gündoğdu. Congratulations!