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2010-11-21 | |
GĂźnsel Djemal and Atilla ElĂźstĂźn have published their first poetry books in Istanbul-Turkey, December 2009 the books published in Turkish and in English as bilingual edition by IGUS publishers. The name of her Book is âDilimin Dokunuşuâ âTouch of my tongueâ and the name of his book is âYoktur Aşkın Ortasıâ âThere isnât a centre of loveâ.
In April she was invited to Tirana-Albania for the Third International Symposium âPoetic Muse PEGASIâ âTHE MAGIC OF TRANSLATIONâ APRIL 8-11 2010. She is a holder of 2 honorary prizes one for her own book and the other for translation of her own poems and Mr Atilla ElĂźstĂźnâs poems which she has introduced to www.agonia.net. Most of their poems translated into Greek, Italian and Albanian languages.
MARIUS SURLEAC agonia.net editor:
GĂźnsel Djemal â her poems search the past, the way back home the memories and probably because of that âhome-sweet-homeâ behaviour is reflected, where family is the core of a continuously developing universe, children are a basic point and all these help her to go further leaving behind some beautiful poems written especially with the heart. As well GĂźnsel brings within the lines the urban perspective, writes down the lines with such a passion that romance is experienced as an arcs poetica and the most symbolic poem is âTo Beâ. Poetry means a lot for her, thatâs why she hangs a shard from her soul in each poem. âI am a pen/sharper than the swordâ.
MARIUS SURLEAC agonia.net editor
Atilla ElĂźstĂźn â When I read for the first time one of Atilla ElĂźstĂźnâs poems called âUSâ, a sort of Mediterranean air crossed like a mid-breeze. His poems have an epic tendency and all of them push the reader across a joyful world having âcarpe diemâ a perpetual motif â here romance looks like a smooth background and visual effects help his poetry implying an important role for keeping the elements strong together âin the apple of your eyes/had drunk the seaâ (âLonely Summerâ). Time stops flowing in his poems and the most representative is the poem âWe were prisoners inside our livesâ â but this is not so important, when in front of our eyes new world rises.
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