Winds Howl Through the Mansions

Bejan Matur

The Chinese University Press

Winds Howl Through the Mansions

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Pub Date: April 2012

ISBN: 9789629965167

45 Pages

Format: Paperback

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Winds Howl Through the Mansions

Bejan Matur

The Chinese University Press

Drawn from Hong Kong International Poetry Nights 2011, Winds Howl Through the Mansions is a chapbook of poetry by Bejan Matur, accompanied by English and Chinese translations. Winds Howl Through the Mansions is also available along with the works of other internationally renowned poets in Words and the World (Twenty-volume Set). Selected poems from this volume are featured in the anthology Words and the World: International Poetry Nights in Hong Kong

About the Author

Bejan Matur (Turkey) was born of an Alevi Kurdish family on 14 September 1968 in the ancient Hittite city of Marash in Southeast Turkey. She studied Law at Ankara University, but has never practiced. In her university years, her poetry was published in several literary periodicals. Reviewers found her poetry 'dark and mystic'. The shamanist poetry with its pagan perceptions, belonging to the past rather than the present, of her birthplace and the nature and life of her village, attracted much attention. Her first book, Rüzgar Dolu Konaklar (Winds Howl Through the Mansions) published in 1996 won several literary prizes. Her following books, Tanri Görmesin Harflerimi (God Must Not See The Letter of My Script) in 1999, Ayin Büyüttügü Ogullar (The Sons Reared by the Moon) and Onun Çölünde (In His Desert), both published in 2002, were warmly greeted. Her poetry has been translated up to 17 languages. Her book Ibrahim'in Beni Terketmesi (Leaving of Abraham), published in March 2008, was considered by the critics to be her best book ever, creating a personal ontology and a personal mythology inspired by thousands of years of Sufi Tradition. In 2010, she published Kader Denizi (Sea of Fate) with the photographs taken by Mehmet Günyeli after his exhibition in prestigious galleries in Istanbul and Ankara. Her most recent book, published in February 2011, is called Dagin Ardina Bakmak (Looking Behind the Mountain) and is her first prose book. Bejan Matur (Turkey) was born of an Alevi Kurdish family on 14 September 1968 in the ancient Hittite city of Marash in Southeast Turkey. She studied Law at Ankara University, but has never practiced. In her university years, her poetry was published in several literary periodicals. Reviewers found her poetry 'dark and mystic'. The shamanist poetry with its pagan perceptions, belonging to the past rather than the present, of her birthplace and the nature and life of her village, attracted much attention. Her first book, Rüzgar Dolu Konaklar (Winds Howl Through the Mansions) published in 1996 won several literary prizes. Her following books, Tanri Görmesin Harflerimi (God Must Not See The Letter of My Script) in 1999, Ayin Büyüttügü Ogullar (The Sons Reared by the Moon) and Onun Çölünde (In His Desert), both published in 2002, were warmly greeted. Her poetry has been translated up to 17 languages. Her book Ibrahim'in Beni Terketmesi (Leaving of Abraham), published in March 2008, was considered by the critics to be her best book ever, creating a personal ontology and a personal mythology inspired by thousands of years of Sufi Tradition. In 2010, she published Kader Denizi (Sea of Fate) with the photographs taken by Mehmet Günyeli after his exhibition in prestigious galleries in Istanbul and Ankara. Her most recent book, published in February 2011, is called Dagin Ardina Bakmak (Looking Behind the Mountain) and is her first prose book.