Bejan Matur


Country: Turkey

Bejan Matur was born in the ancient Hittite city of Maraş. She is a pioneering figure in contemporary poetry, with her work translated into 41 different languages. Her music-accompanied poetry has been presented on many prestigious stages, including the Royal Opera House, Kings Place London, and at Princeton University. She has published articles, essays and 11 books, 9 of which are poetry. In 2012, her book How Abraham Abandoned Me (Arc, 2012) became the ‘Recommended Translation for Spring 2012’ by the Poetry Book Society founded by T. S. Eliot. Bejan Matur is a graduate of the Ankara University Faculty of Law, and currently lives between London and Istanbul.

Bejan Matur lahir di kota kuno Het, Maraş. Ia adalah tokoh perintis dalam puisi kontemporer, karyanya telah diterjemahkan ke dalam 41 bahasa yang berbeda. Puisinya yang diiringi musik telah ditampilkan di banyak panggung bergengsi, termasuk Royal Opera House, Kings Place London, dan di Universitas Princeton. Ia telah menerbitkan artikel, esai dan 11 buku, 9 di antaranya adalah puisi. Pada 2012, bukunya How Abraham Abandoned Me (Arc, 2012) menjadi ‘Terjemahan yang Direkomendasikan untuk Musim Semi 2012’ oleh Poetry Book Society yang didirikan oleh T. S. Eliot. Bejan Matur adalah lulusan Fakultas Hukum Universitas Ankara, dan saat ini tinggal di antara London dan Istanbul.

Appearing in

Main Program | Connecting Life with Words: The Women Powering Poetry

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Poetry & Performance | Women’s Poetry Slam

In collaboration with ArtsForWomen, the iconic women’s poetry slam will take residence this year at Betelnut. Delicate and daring, these poetry slams will make you laugh, cry and inspire you …