Writer + poet
I'm a poet and writer of (non)fiction from and based in Istanbul, Turkey. My works have appeared in over a dozen literary journals and magazines, including the Michigan Quarterly Review, Black Warrior Review, DIAGRAM, and Evergreen Review. My audiovisual poem—with footage edited by Sarah Huneidi—was featured in BARAKUNAN's Electronic Literature Day, and is available here.
My chapbook, Blackout's Choir, was one of 5 finalists for the Omnidawn Poetry Chapbook Contest judged by Victoria Chang.
Alongside writing, I also practice astrology. My reading method for birth charts synthesizes some of the oldest traditions of western astrology with modern phenomenology and dialectics. My approach is creative and cognitive, but most importantly, it's geared towards you and your needs.
Seasons, Black Warrior Review, Spring 2020
Ah muhsin ünlü
“Bible Thefts & Turkey”
Original: “İncil Çalınmaları ve Türkiye,” from Gidiyorum Bu (Sel Yayınları, 2005)
“Representation and Traces of Kurdishness in the Movie The Road (YOL); A Contention With The Existence Of Real Kurdishness In The Cinema Of Turkey,” 20 pages
Original: “Yol Filmindeki Kürt Temsil Ve İzleri; Türkiye Sinemasında Gerçek Bir Kürt Varlığıyla Karşılaşma”
Over 100 project proposals for the 2nd Istanbul Design Biennial, on the subject of reclaiming the design manifesto for the 21st century.
From both Turkish to English, and English to Turkish