Mehmet Yaşın (Poet)

Kıbrıslı Türk Şair ve Yazar

Doğum
10 Mart, 1958
Eğitim
Ankara University Department of Political Science
Burç

Poet (b. 1958, Nicosia / Cyprus). After completing his primary school education in Cyprus, he graduated from Ankara University, Department of Political Science. He completed his master’s, which he began in Middle East Technical University in İstanbul in 1982, with his master thesis “Kıbrıs Kilisesi'nin Tarihsel Rolü” (The Historical Role of the Cypiot Church). He worked as a journalist in Cyprus for a period and published an arts magazine called Karanfil. He was the Ankara branch representative of a Cyprus newspaper for a time. He worked as an editor at Doğan Publications.

His first poem “Temmuz” (July) was published in 1979. His poems were published in Turkish magazines and newspapers in Cyprus in the 1970s and in magazines in Turkey such as Sanat Emeği from 1979. He won the 1985 Akademi Publishing House Poetry Award and the A, Kadir Award with his first poetry book, Sevgilim Ölü Asker (My Lover is a Dead Soldier), and the 1995 Cevdet Kudret Novel Award with his novel Soydaşımız Balık Burcu (Our Brother is a Pisces).

WORKS:

POETRY: Sevgilim Ölü Asker (My Lover is a Dead Soldier, 1984), Işık Merdiven (Stairs of Light, 1986), Pathos (Pathos, 1990), Sözverici Koltuğu (Flattery of the One Who Promises, 1993), Adı Kayıplar Listesinde (His Name is in the List of Missing, 2002).

NOVEL: Soydaşımız Balık Burcu (Our Brother is a Pisces, 1994).

ANTHOLOGY: Kıbrıslı Türk Şiiri Antolojisi (Cypriot Turkish Poetry Anthology, 1994).

ESSAY: Poeturka (“Poeturka” 1995), Kozmopoetika-Yazılar, Söyleşiler, Değiniler 1978 -2001 (“Cosmopoetica”-Articles, Conversations and Subjects, 2002).

TRAVEL LITERATURE: Uzakname (Book of Afar, 2004). 

REFERENCE: Mehmet Yaşın ile Söyleşi (Varlık, sayı: 955, Nisan 1987), Sezai Sarıoğlu / Ada Sahillerinde Kendini Bekleyen Şiirler (Sombahar, sayı: 35, Mayıs-Haziran 1996), Cumhuriyet Kitap (25.6.1998), Behçet Necatigil / Edebiyatımızda İsimler Sözlüğü (18. bas. 1999), Şükran Kurdakul / Şairler ve Yazarlar Sözlüğü (gen. 6. bas. 1999), TBE Ansiklopedisi (2001), İhsan Işık / Türkiye Yazarlar Ansiklopedisi (2001, 2004) – Encyclopedia of Turkish Authors (2005) - Resimli ve Metin Örnekli Türkiye Edebiyatçılar ve Kültür Adamları Ansiklopedisi (2006, gen. 2. bas. 2007), Pelin Özer / Mehmet Yaşın’la Son Kitabı “Adı Kayıplar Listesinde” ve Şiir Üzerine: ‘Çukurcuma’da Satılan Her Şeye Ganimet Olarak Bakıyorum’ (Cumhuriyet Kitap, 7.3.2002), Orhan Koçak / Adı Kayıplar Listesinde (Virgül, sayı: 50, Nisan 2002), Bener Hakkı Hakeri / Kültürümüzde Sanatçılar ve Yazarlar İsimler Sözlüğü (2004).

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