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Seyhan Erözçelik

Seyhan Erözçelik

Turkish poet
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Intro Turkish poet
Countries Turkey
Occupations Poet
Gender male
Birth 13 March 1962 (Bartın)
Death 24 August 2011 (Istanbul)
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Biography

Seyhan Erözçelik (13 March 1962 – 24 August 2011) was a Turkish poet.

Biography

He was born in 1962 in Bartın, Turkey, a town in the Black Sea region. He studied psychology at Boğazici University and Oriental languages at Istanbul University. In 1986, he co-founded the Şiir Atı publishing house, which published over forty titles in the 1980s. He was a member of the Turkish PEN Center and Writer's Syndicate of Turkey.

His first poem, "Düştanbul" (Dreamstanbul), was published in 1982 and followed by a number of collections. He had also written poems in the Bartin dialect and in other Turkic languages, and had brought a modern approach to the classical Ottoman rhyme, aruz, in his book Kara Yazılı Meşkler (Tunes Written on the Snow, 2003). He had published a critical essay on the modern mystical poet Asaf Halet Çelebi, collected works of the forgotten poet Halit Asım, and translated the poetry of Osip Mandelstam and C. P. Cavafy into Turkish. He was awarded the Yunus Nadi Prize in 1991, the Behcet Necatigil Poetry Prize in 2004, and the Dionysos Prize in 2005.

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