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Universal Mother

Book-length collection of poems by Elif Sezen, published by Gloria SMH Press, 2016, Melbourne. To purchase a copy visit: http://gloriasmh.com/books/universal-mother-elif-sezen/

Odessa'da Dans

Translations of Ilya Kaminsky's book of poem 'Dancing in Odessa' into Turkish, by Elif Sezen, published by Arshop Press, 2014, Istanbul

Gece Düşüşü

Gece Düşüşü (Fall.Night.) is a book of experimental short stories by Elif Sezen published in Turkish by Hayal Press, 2012, Istanbul


Back cover blurb: The Dervish with Wings is a small collection of Elif Sezen’s recent and older poems that speculates upon possibilities of transcendence in contemporary lives. The shape-shifting that is a characteristic of her poetry invites a language that is part philosophical and part surreal, and here it explores themes such as displacement and reintegration of human experience. It also brings in some elements of Sufi mysticism, which mirrors Sezen’s cultural background.



Read Nadia Niaz's review on Elif's book 'Universal Mother' here: http://themissingslate.com/2017/05/03/the-word/

Read Paul Magee's piece on Elif's poems 'Dear Immigrants' and 'The Turkish Bath' here: https://cordite.org.au/essays/sezen-magee/

Elif's poem 'Immunosuppression' is favourably reviewed in Cordite by Siobhan Hodge -along with other poems from  Contemporary Australian Feminist Poetry: http://cordite.org.au/reviews/hodge-cassidy-wilkinson/

Some links to Elif's published poems:

'The Word': http://themissingslate.com/2017/05/03/the-word/

'The Turkish Bath': http://cordite.org.au/poetry/confession/the-turkish-bath-hamam/

'Dear Immigrants': http://cordite.org.au/poetry/confession/dear-immigrants-sevgili-gocmenler/

'Our Night Afternoon': http://cordite.org.au/poetry/confession/our-night-afternoon/

'Their Bodies': http://cordite.org.au/chapbooks-features/spoonbending/their-bodies/

'Undressing the ego': http://www.buddhistpoetryreview.com/archives/issue-eleven/elif-sezen

'The city of Pierrots': http://www.eurekastreet.com.au/article.aspx?aeid=38394#.WMeguH91Rn0

'The night is pregnant': http://wonderbookofpoetry.org/elif-sezens-the-night-is-pregnant/

Elif Sezen's essay 'Camille Claudel, the dangerous French sculptor: welcoming her back', Edinburgh University, Dangerous Women Project: http://dangerouswomenproject.org/2016/12/26/camille-claudel-the-dangerous-french-sculptor/

Other publications in journals and anthologies:

Montreal International Poetry Prize Anthology 2011 (Canada), Dodecahedron: Poets Union Anthology 2010 (Australia),  Sotto Magazine (Australia), Rosetta Literatura (Istanbul), Australian Love Poems 2013 (Australia), Kıyı Journal (Istanbul), Wonderbook of Poetry (Australia), Buddhist Poetry Review (United States), Eureka Street (Australia) and Little Red Tree International Poetry Prize 2013 Anthology (United States) -‘notable selection’ section, First Literary Review-East (Thailand), Cordite (Australia), Human Journal (Turkey), Turkish Poetry Today (UK), The Missing Slate (Pakistan).