Big Bend Poets warmly presents the guest speaker:
Ali F. Bilir, author and poet from Istanbul, Turkey
Internationally known – Introduce to Tallahassee Poets
Daughter – Defne Bilir, Ph.D Student at FSU
Date: Tuesday, September, 9th, 2008
Location: Books a Million, Thomasville Road, at Capitol Circle Overpass, Tallahassee, FL
Time: 7:00 p.m. guest speaker, open mic starts at 8 P.M.
“They scale death with separation…”~~~ Folk song
how familiar she seems —
yet completely separate
like a martin
onto the water
children running about,
woman with a puppy —
Why is separation
always more painful than
~~~Tallahassee, August, 2008; Translated by Susan Bright
Ali F. Bilir`s recent book “Migration Ballads” is introduced in the daily Turkish newspaper, Cumhuriyet. The details about the news which is published in June 23th, 2008 is as following:
Bilir’s books have been Published
Culture Section – Poet Ali F. Bilir`s book, Migration Ballads, a combination of his two prior books, Göç Türküsü (1995) and Güz Anımsamaları (2003), has been published by Plain View Press in the US with the support of TEDA Project by Turkish Ministry of Culture. Migration Ballads is translated by Mehmet Ali Sulutaş and edited by poet Susan Bright.
The original news can be found at: Cumhuriyet Haberi
Ali F. Bilir attended 2 poetry readings at Austin in order to promote his recent book, Migration Ballads.
Ali F. Bilir, his wife Saadet Bilir, his son Kuzey Bilir and publisher Susan Bright were guest speakers for the Radio KUT, for a show named, Kuta Eklektikos, by John Aielli. Ali F. Bilir read selections from his recently published book, Migration Ballads, at the program. Brightman read same verses in English. In the show, Kuzey Bilir held the task of interpreting and F. Saadet Bilir gave information about Turkish culture and Turkish music.
Radio show: Radyo programı
Plain View Press web site: www.plainviewpress.net
Turkish Ministry of Culture TEDA Project: Migration Ballads
Ali F. Bilir`s poem, “Kapıyı Kim Açar”, translated by Mustafa Yalçıner, is published in the Elele Magazine in France, in February 2008. Elele Magazine is directed by Alain Seksig