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Poetry off the Shelf: Bejan Matur

Wednesday, October 16th, 6:00 PM

Poetry Foundation
61 West Superior Street
Free admission

Doors open at 6 pm
The reading will be preceded by a reception from 6 – 7 pm.

Bejan Matur is a Turkish poet, author and columnist. Her first book, Rüzgar Dolu Konaklar (Winds Howl Through the Mansions), won several literary prizes, and was followed by two more books in 2002, Ayın Büyüttüğü Oğullar (The Sons Reared by the Moon) and Onun Çölünde (In His Desert). Her poetry has been translated into 24 languages. In 2011, she wrote a long poem called “İnfinity Watchman” for Reflection on Islamic Art, which was published by Bloomsbury Qatar Foundation. Since 2005, Matur has worked as a journalist, regularly contributing articles and op-ed pieces about Kurdish politics, Armenian news and culture, prison literature, and women’s issues. Matur is a former director of a cultural foundation called DKSV (Diyarbakır Cultural Art Foundation) and she has worked with displaced children and women.

Co-sponsored with Amnesty International

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