İlkyaz – amplifying the voice of young writers in Turkey
İlkyaz is a monthly, literary platform, which features works from writers in Turkey who are under the age of 35 and whose voices are rarely heard. The publication aims to amplify the voice and reach of such writers by showcasing on a monthly basis three selected writers’ poetry or prose.
Since launching in December 2018, İlkyaz – which means early Spring – has partnered with a different PEN Centre every month to ensure that the profiled works of the three selected writers, is distributed as widely as possible both in Turkey and beyond.
We at Wales PEN Cymru are very proud to partner with and support the worthy cause of İlkyaz this month. To help amplify their voices, we will be sharing the work of this month’s three selected writers here on our website.
We hope we’ll be able to translate the works to Welsh in the future as part of the collaboration.
- Serdar Topaloğlu: Şairin Sustuğu Yerden / From Where the Poet Is Sushed
- Seda Karıncaoğlu: Rengi Küllere / Colour to Ashes
- Bilgehan Aydın: Ressam / Painter
Visit the İlkyaz website to see the work of previously featured writers