And Silk and Love and Flame

And Silk and Love and Flame

By: Birhan Keskin (author), George Messo (translator)Paperback

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Birhan Keskin's (b. Kirklareli, Turkey, 1963) poetry is finely-honed and minimal and at the same time, powerfully visual, evocative and exact. Meaning and music overlap, lines dissolve, restart and repeat. Fluid and elusive, her poems inhabit a space between cognition and remembering, testimony and invention. This book selects work from six of Keskin's books, including her prize-winning collection Ba, and George Messo's outstanding translation enables us to appreciate to the full the work of this exceptional poet.

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About Author

Birhan Keskin was born in Kirklareli, Turkey, in 1963. She graduated from Istanbul University with a degree in Sociology. Her first poems began to appear in 1984. From 1995 to 1998 she was joint editor of the small magazine Gocebe. She has since worked as an editor for a number of prominent publishing houses in Istanbul. She has published over seven collections of poetry in Turkish and has seen a collection of critical responses to her poetry published. Birhan Keskin was the 2005 winner of Turkey's prestigious Golden Orange Award.


Series Editor's note , Translator's preface , Introduction , from Ba (2005) Torment, Melody, Fig, Dense Water, Africa, Rite of Ferah, Fan, Ankara, River View, Fjord, State of Affair, High Density, Sun - Star // from States of the Earth (2002), Phoenix, Fish, Mountain, Plain, Glacier, Lake, Sea, Desert, Fig, Door, Traveler // from 20 Polished Tablets (1999), Instrumental, Penguin, Pomegranate Dream, Leaf, Tranquility, Tunnel , Water, The Traveler's Black Suitcase, //from Winter of Murder (1996), Prayer, Honeydrop, Time, Winter of Murder, Cactus and Texas I & II & III, Cave Flower // from I May Return Unhappily (1994), & Silk & Love & Flame // from Crazy Lyrics (1991), Crazy Lyrics I, Crazy Lyrics II, Apollo I, Apollo II, Biography, Biographical notes /

Product Details

  • publication date: 18/05/2012
  • ISBN13: 9781904614579
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 120
  • ID: 9781904614579
  • weight: 162
  • ISBN10: 1904614574

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