SmallStations - Yordanka Bibina

Gökçenur Ç. was born and lives in Istanbul. He graduated from Istanbul Technical University and has an MBA from Istanbul University. In 1990 he started publishing poems in different literary magazines. He is the author of six poetry books. He also translates American and Balkan poetry. He has participated in many workshops and literary festivals in Europe, Asia and America. His poetry has been translated into 24 languages. He is the prime mover and co-director of the project Word Express (www.word-express.org) and also a member of the editorial board of the international literary magazine Blesok, based in Macedonia. His poetry is not only the careful selection of words and images, but also a fertile field on which he interprets the present and the future with a cinematic approach.

Onur Behramoğlu was born and lives in Istanbul. He is the author of two poetry collections and a book of letters from prison between two of his uncles, the famous writers Ataol Behramoğlu and Nihat Behram. His work has been translated into five languages. He is a columnist for the left-wing daily BirGün. He has declared that poetry is a struggle, not literature, and for this reason he never stands as a candidate for literary awards. He has represented Turkish literature at various poetry festivals in Berlin, Moscow, Sofia, Haifa. His style is reminiscent of a musical composition and full of ideas and themes that occupy the reader’s mind. He has a revolutionary interpretation of life.