Selection of imagist socialist poems of Laz-Turk poet Serkan Engin in English.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Socialist Laz-Turk poet and author Serkan Engin was born in 1975 in Izmit, Turkey.
His poems and articles on poetry theory have appeared in more than fifty literary journals in Turkey. In 2004, he published a poem manifesto, entitled Imagist Socialist Poetry. He has been trying to launch a new movement in Turkish poetry and to this end has published numerous articles about literary theory.
His poems and articles on poetry theory have been published in English in many international literary journals all over the world like The Tower Journal, Poetry'z Own, Belleville Park Pages, Far Enough East, Split Infinitive Lit Magazine, Empty Mirror Literary Magazine, Songsoptok, Poetry Super Highway, Miracle E-zine, Industry Night Lit Magazine, Open Road Review, Shot Glass Journal, The Criterion, Typoetic.us, The Wagon Magazine, The Last Bench and international literary/art sites like Mediterranean Poetry, The Writer’s Drawer, Margutte, Shabda Shikha.
Some of his poems appeared in Japanese in the leading Japanese philosophy and poetry journal Shi to Shisou.
His poems and articles on poetry theory also have been translated into Italian, Spanish, Swedish, Armenian, Azerbaijani, Romanian, Persian, Bengali, Kurdish, Romaic and Lazish.
Some of his poems in English have been accepted to the international thematic poetry anthologies.
He is the first Turkish poet in history who has written a poem on Armenian Genocide. His poem named "Barbarian and Ms Daisy" which has been dedicated to the victims of the Armenian, Assyrian and Greek genocides has been accepted to the Armenian Poetry Project in 2015.
His political articles on Islam and also Armenian, Assyrian, Greek genocides have been published in many countries in many languages including Sweden, USA, Greece, India, France, Argentina, Netherlands, Armenia, Indonesia and Finland.
He hasn’t published any printed poetry book in Turkey because of his ethical attitude.