Issue 125: Turkey

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125 Turkey

‘Trace Elements’ an exclusive interview with artist Tracey Emin, Orhan Pamuk’s opening speech at the 2008 Frankfurt Book Fair and new writing from a host of Turkish authors.

Read Telling Tales: Harem Literature from East to West by Reina Lewis


Deceptions – Keith Aitchison, My Big Sister – Cemil Kavukçu, translated by Amy Spangler, Letters to the Parishioners – Martin Goodman, Many and Many a Year Ago – Selçuk Altun, translated by Clifford and Selhan Savcigil-Endres, Who Are We Running Away From? – Perihan Magden, translated by Kenneth Dakan


Enis Batur, translated by Clifford and Selhan Endres, Cevat Çapan, translated by Ruth Christie


Frankfurt Book Fair 2008 Opening Speech – Orhan Pamuk, translated by Maureen Freely, Trace Elements: Tracey Emin Interview by Jennie Renton, Telling Tales: Harem Literature from East to West – Reina Lewis, Alamanci – Will Brady, Turkish Language Reform: The Scottish Connection – Chris Ferrard


Istanbullu- Alp Sime


Hannah Adcock, Ross Alloway, Jenni Calder, Sria Chatterjee, Alasdair Gillon, Andy Gloege, Stephen Lackaye, Michael Lister, Matt McGuire, James McKenzie, Faith Pullin, Jane Roberts, Mona Siddiqui, Ian Stephen, Sebnem Susam-Sarajeva


    Read some recent snippets of the Review online

    Two poems from Roddy Lumsden: Women in Paintings and Tact

    Poetry from JL Williams: Pool Hall School and Time Breaks the Heart

    Frances Leviston's article questions the recent re-reading of the work of Elizabeth Bishop. Spectacle and Speculation

    David Wheatley examines the political poem today in his article, Between ‘Helpless Right’ and ‘Forced Pow’r’

    Share a bus journey in Graham Fulton's poem Blue Bag

    Our editor expounds on poetry, place and the Review itself:
    Alan Gillis: The State of the Review

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