August 25, 2011

Seyhan Erözçelik's death

I am sad to report that Seyhan Erözçelik , the significant Turkish poet died today, at the age of 49. He was still writing important new poetry.

Seyhan Erözçelik [Turkey]
1962-2011

Born on March 13, 1962 in Bartin, a town in the Black Sea region of Turkey, Seyhan Erözçelik studied psychology at Boğaziçi University and oriental languages at Istanbul University. In 1986 he co-founded the Șiir Ati (Poetry Horse) publishing house which published over forty titles in the 1980s. He is a member of the Turkish Pen Center and Writer's Syndicate of Turkey. He lived in Istanbul.

For an announcement of his death, click here:
http://www.poetryfoundation.org/harriet/2011/08/seyhan-erozcelik-1962-2011/

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