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Eda: An Anthology of Contemporary Turkish Poetry

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Poetry. Translation. Middle Eastern Studies. The only U.S. anthology to date to track the develpment of one of the great poetic traditions of our time. Nemet-Nejat offers an introduction to modern and contemporary Turkish poetry, until now largely unknown in the West. "We ignore such work at our own peril: we're in another world, and Murat Nemet-Nejat welcomes us to it" ...more
Paperback, 367 pages
Published June 1st 2004 by Talisman House, Publishers
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My friend Murat edited – and translated most of – this startling anthology. It’s not that the poems are “avant-garde,” but that they find a whole other meaning of “poetic.” The writers seem to be looking out of different holes than their eyes.

Reading "Eda" is like discovering a number called "sheza" that is sometimes 4 and sometimes 15.3.
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