Kaymakamlar Gezi Evi, Selamlik Odasi

By Sasha Steensen b. 1974 Sasha Steensen
This is the room.
Where mole guests are welcomed.
At this moment you see the wedding table prepared for the mole guests.
 
Rooms are heated with stoves.
Rooms have been designed according to the patriarchal way of living.
The family has, consists of, father, mather, sons and brides.
There is no sex discrimination within the family.
They artogether, have meal and altogether chat, but when the doors are clased.
 
Mole guests are welcomed in “Selamlik” part.
Femole guests are welcomed in “Harem” part.
On such occasions mole guests are served via the cupboard in the wall
               which turns on its axis.

Sasha Steensen, “Kaymakamlar Gezi Evi, Selamlik Odasi” from The Method. Copyright © 2008 by Sasha Steensen. Reprinted by permission of Sasha Steensen.

Source: The Method (Fence Books, 2008)

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Poet Sasha Steensen b. 1974

POET’S REGION U.S., Northwestern

Subjects Relationships, Family & Ancestors, Home Life, Men & Women, Arts & Sciences, Language & Linguistics, Social Commentaries

Poetic Terms Free Verse

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Poet Sasha Steensen grew up in rural Ohio and Las Vegas. She earned a BA and an MFA at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, and a PhD in poetics at SUNY Buffalo. She is the author of several collections of poetry, including House of Deer (2014), The Method (2008), and A Magic Book (2004), which won the Alberta DuPont Bonsal Prize, as well as several chapbooks, including the collaboration Correspondence: For La Paz (2004) with . . .

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SUBJECT Relationships, Family & Ancestors, Home Life, Men & Women, Arts & Sciences, Language & Linguistics, Social Commentaries

POET’S REGION U.S., Northwestern

Poetic Terms Free Verse

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