Writer Reading

A Prose Reading on Poetry


11 November 2018 / 14:00 Past Activity

The Pera Museum continues its interdisciplinary public program, with a new reading activity organized with the Natama journal of poetry and literary criticism. The magazine, which previously organized poetry readings in different locations, is now trying out a different type of activity. In this gathering, a selection of writings by Alper Öz, Nur Alan, Davut Yücel, Gül Abus Semerci and Enis Akın's; on poetry and the critique of popular culture, will be recited live at the Pera Café.

Parts from Alper Öz’s “I don’t declare that I am a poem”; Nur Alan’s “Poetry in ancient unity, modern separation and post-modern synthesis”; Davut Yücel’s “An example on the risk of institutional critique in poetry”; Gül Abus Semerci’s “Look into my eyes – I am more than a vagina”; and Enis Akın’s “Liberating the poet from his own taste” will be recited during the event.

Alper Öz (1991, Antakya) poet, engineer and redactor at Natama. He writes poetry, book reviews and essays.

Nur Alan (1981, Istanbul) is a poet, engineer and editor at Natama. Her poems and short stories have been published in various literary magazines.

Davut Yücel (1986, Istanbul) is a poet, author, visual communication designer on the editorial board of Natama. His books include The World's Most Modern Zebras (Pan Publishing, 2012); Popes and Cars (Natama Publications, 2016). The exhibitions he participated in include: Camouflage: An Action of Visibility (Artnivo Project Space, 2016); and Jeff Talks (Salt Beyoğlu, 2018)

Gül Abus Semerci (1968, Gölcük) works as a screenwriter for TV and cinema productions. Books: My Dear Husband (story, 1993); Hamdi Bey / A Knight with a Black Cape (story, 1995); An Uneasy Urinal (script, 2000).

Enis Akın (1964, Istanbul) is a poet, author and translator. Since 2013, he has been the head of the editorial board at Natama. Recent books: Stone (collected poems, 2012), Unhappiness (poetry, 2015).

About Natama
The first issue of Natama, then-named as the Hayat Memat Magazine, was published in January 2013. A tri-monthly publication, Netama focuses on poetry, stories, essays, among other literary works. After an uninterrupted run of sixteen issues, the magazine took a year of absence and turned its editorial focus on poetry and poetic criticism.

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This event is in Turkish.