Metin Altıok Poetry Award 2014 to Gülten Akın

Poet Gülten Akın will receive this years’ Metin Altıok Şiir Ödülü. The prize is organized by Kırmızı Kedi Yayınevi and the family of Metin Altıok, the intellectual killed in the Sivas anti-Alevi arson of 1993, and it will be received by Akın in a ceremony at the Fulya Sanat Merkezi at 7:30pm. The award committee includes Doğan Hızlan, Hilmi Yavuz, Güven Turan, Talat Sait Halman, Ali Cengizkan, Haydar Ergülen and Eray Canberk. The poet receives the Metin Altıok award for her latest poetry collection “Beni Sorarsan” (“If you’re asking me”), published in October 2013 by Yapı Kredi Yayınları (http://www.ykykultur.com.tr/kitap/beni-sorarsan).

Some poems by Akın in English Translation:

http://calquezine.blogspot.de/2007/09/glten-akin-two-poems.html

http://bluelyrareview.com/gulten-akin/

http://www.turkishpoetry.net/gultenakin.htm

…e in italiano:

https://defterpoesiaturca.wordpress.com/2014/05/04/gulten-akin-avrei-sorriso-gulumserdim/

https://defterpoesiaturca.wordpress.com/2013/05/18/gulten-akin-lamento/

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