Gülten Akin 
Author

Poems

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OĞLUNU SORAN KADININ ŞİİRİ turkish

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BÜYÜ turkish

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GÜCENİK YOKSUL GÜNLER turkish

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KIŞ YOLCULUĞU turkish

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BALİNA turkish

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SAVAŞI BEKLERKEN turkish

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ALAZ TORUNA NİNNİ turkish

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DÜĞÜN VE KAR turkish

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Gülten Akin 
Author

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* 23.01.1933, Yozrat, Turkey
04.11.2015, Turkey

Gülten Akin, born 1933, is one of the most influential Turkish poets in contemporary literature.

After studying law, she first worked as a solicitor and a teacher, then became a literary critic and essayist, whilst at the same time leading the human rights organisation that she herself founded.

In her poems she addresses, from a woman's point of view, themes that within a traditional, patriarchal society are dictated and controlled by men. Her poetry poses questions about equality, rights and love, and speak to those who have been less fortunate in life. Gülten Akin writes about those who can't find their place in society and who are shut out from any social, political and economic possibilities. She is at the forefront of poets for whom poetry is synonymous with social responsibility.

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As well as numerous other prizes, Gülten Akin won the 1961 and 1971 Turkish Language Association Award for Poetry and in 1992 the Sedat Simavi Literature Award.

Publications
  • Sevda Kalicidir

    Istanbul: Adam, 1991

  • Sonra Iste Yaslandim

    Istanbul: Yapi Kredi Yayinlari, 1995

  • Sessiz Arka Bahceler

    Istanbul: Yapi Kredi Yayinlari, 1998

  • Toplu Şiirleri 2 1979--1998

    Istanbul: Yapi Kredi Yayinlari, 2000

Awards
  • 1961 Turkish Language Association Award for Poetry

  • 1971 Turkish Language Association Award for Poetry

  • 1992 Sedat Simavi Literature Award