Poems of Nazim Hikmet
Translated from the Turkish By Randy Blasing and Mutlu Konuk, Foreword by Carolyn Forché
This second edition of Poems of Nazim Hikmet, revised and expanded on the occasion of the poet’s centennial, features his one hundred best poems, chosen from the length of his forty-year career and presented in the widely acclaimed English versions that have made him such an influential presence in contemporary poetry for the past quarter-century.
“These aremany of the most overwhelming peoms in English.”
“Brilliantly conceived and executed, witty and passionate, and inspiring in a sense not found in most modern poems."
Nazim Hikmet (1902-1963) is the first and foremost modern Turkish poet. He served a thirteen-year sentence as a political prisoner and his native Turkey and spent his last years in exile. His poetry has been translated into more than fifty languages, and he is recognized around the world as one of the essential twentieth century poets.
Randy Blasing is the author of seven books of poetry. Mutlu Konuk is Professor of English at Brown University.
Paperback / $19.95 (Can $25.95) / ISBN 978-0-89255-274-0 / 274 pages / Poetry