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Selahattin Yolgiden

Selahattin Yolgiden

Selahattin Yolgiden

(Turkije, 1977)
Selahattin Yolgiden, one of the most intriguing poets in the new millennium, has a sincere voice; he combines a journey towards the inner self with symbolic elements. His rhythmic poems, which make use of alliteration and half-rhyme, are especially strong in their flowing sound. Witty aphorisms about love, eroticism, loneliness and death are expressed in a quite lyrical voice. His poetry may be considered an accomplished example of Turkish poetry's complex yet emotional vein.
Yolgiden was born in İstanbul. His poems have been translated into English, German, Italian, Dutch, Croatian, Indian and Bulgarian. He is a member of editorial board of the Çevrimdışı İstanbul literature magazine and the Çevrimdışı İstanbul International Poetry Festival.
© Efe Duyan

Su Kıyısında Kimse Yoktu –  2004 Adam Yayınları
Winner of the Cemal Süreya Poetry Award in 2004

Gün Geceye Küstüğünde – 2007 İkibinaltı Yayınları
Winner of the M. Sunullah Arısoy Poetry Award in 2007

Unuttuğum Limanlar – 2009 Sel Yayıncılık

Lacivert Bir Oyundu İkimiz Arasında – 2011 Kırmızı Kedi Yayınları
Winner of the Arif Damar Poetry Award in 2011

Eve Geç Kaldım Yalnızlık Bekler – 2013 Kırmızı Kedi Yayınları
Winner of the Behçet Aysan Poetry Award in 2014

Gittiğim En Uzak Yer Sizdiniz – 2015 Kırmızı Kedi Yayınları

Herkes Ayrıldı Kendinden – 2017 Kırmızı Kedi Yayınları
Gemeente Rotterdam
Nederlands Letterenfonds
Stichting Van Beuningen Peterich-fonds
Ludo Pieters Gastschrijver Fonds
Lira fonds
LantarenVenster – Verhalenhuis Belvédère