shot glass
"... brevity is the soul of wit ..."
- William Shakespeare


She was born in Ìzmir, 1983; graduated from Ege University, English Language and Literature. She has had II. Yunus Emre (mention, 2006), Homeros Attila Ìlhan (mention, 2007), Ali Rıza Ertan (2009) poetry awards in Turkey.

Her first book Dibine üşüyor Karanlık da was published in 2009 and her second book Evimi Dağlara Kurdum is a collection of translation from world poetry. Her latest book Yeniden Çizdim Göğü was published in 2011. She translated the poems of Persian poet Behruz Kia in the name of Lalelere Requiem.

Her poems were translated into English, French, Serbian, Arabic, Hebrew and Italian. She participated in the poetry festivals in Bosnia-Herzegovina, Israel, Serbia and United States.

She is the editor of the literature magazine Şiirden (of Poetry). She studies M.A.Turkish literature in Bilkent University, Ankara. She is also a member of PEN and Writers Syndicate of Turkey.

Müesser Yenìay


They Say

Dashing into the crowds, I ask
"are you my mother?"
to a hole of a tree
to the birds scattered on the sky
my eyes are looking at high
over my tongue, bridges are passing
over my hands..
I am inside a tale
my hair is made of tales

I grasp and press my chest cage
in my eyes, my manhood melts

dashing into the crowds, I ask
they say "I must have had a mother"

like an orange peel
they say...