Semra İplikçi

Şair ve Yazar, Sunucu

Doğum
01 Ocak, 1959
Eğitim
Anadolu University
Burç
Diğer İsimler
Polyanna Semra

 Semra İplikçi – poet, writer, lyricist, educator, and presenter – who is from Malatya, lived in several different cities of Turkey due to his father’s job as a police officer throughout her life.

Her interest in literature emerged in her middle school years. Her poems and writings were published in Sesimiz (Our Voice) - a school journal prepared by the Culture and Literature Group of Ankara Etlik Middle School. She graduated from the Science Department of Etlik High School. She couldn’t continue her education at Science Faculty of Gazi University due to anarchy reasons prevalent in Turkey in those years. In the meantime, she graduated from two-year art school. She became successful in the tailoring and dressing exams held at the Directorate of Public Education Center under the Ministry of National Education and had the certificate of competency to become a teacher. She worked as a sewing teacher in Lâdik, Samsun between the years 1990 and 2000.

In 1995, she also graduated from Amasya Vocational High School by becoming successful in all the courses of the first, second and third years of the high school. She then studied at the Department of Administration and Organization, Faculty of Management, Eskişehir Anadolu University. She got certificates of diction and computer as well. In addition, she worked as a public affairs manager at several institutions.

In 2002, she worked as a presenter at Başkent TV and also played several roles at some episodes of the television series Bizim Evin Halleri at TRT. While taking part at a number of activities of TRT, she was invited to Karınca Kararınca, a TV show broadcasted at TRT, and some other TV shows of TRT Türk, Channel B, Dost TV and several other television channels as a poet and writer.

İplikçi gave some speeches at various schools, talked at conferences upon the subject of smoking and also participated in the programs of poetry recitations. By participating at festivals and poetry feasts organized at several different cities of Turkey, she got certificates of participation. Semra İplikçi, who got proposals from universities for being studied as a poet as a dissertation subject and also for giving speeches on her life and career, states that she takes life as a school. In order to reach people who can read or don’t have the opportunity to read her works, she voiced her poems in a record album released by Emek Music Production Company in 2003 under the name of Yıldızlara Doğru (Towards the Stars).

Her book Yıldızları Arıyorum (In Search of Stars) was published in May 2002 by Ocak Publishing House. Ten children’s classical stories which were redacted by İplikçi (Pollyanna, Robinson Crusoe, Gulliver’s Travels, Peter Pan, Tom Sawyer, the Kip Brothers, World Tour by Car, Whale Hunters, Don Quixote, School Holiday for Two Years) were published in 2003. Her book entitled Polyanna’ya İnat Semranna (Semranna Against Pollyanna) was published in October 2004 by Akasya Publishing and then it was translated to English. Her poems were published in several poetry anthologies some of which can be listed as Türk Edebiyatında Günümüz Kadın Şairleri (Modern-day Women Poets of Turkish Literature) prepared by Hüseyin Yurdabak in 2006, Atatürk Şiirleri Antolojisi (Anthology of Atatürk Poems), Dünden Bugüne Malatyalı Şairler (Poets of Malatya from Yesterday to Present) and Samsun Şiir Seçkisi (Samsun Anthology of Poetry). Furthermore, her poems were published in the anthologies Canım Annem (My Dear Mother) prepared by Nezihe Tuna and published in İstanbul in 2006, and in an anthology book published in Baku. Her works were also published in an encyclopaedia prepared by İLESAM and in the fifth volume of a ten-volume encyclopaedia prepared by the estimable man of letters and writer İhsan IŞIK under the name of Türk Edebiyatçıları ve Kültür Adamları (Turkish Man of Letters and Culture). In addition, news about İplikçi’s works were published in several newspapers and education, culture and art journals of several educational institutions.

With her words “I love living and sharing. I think of continuing to write for the rest of my life. I continue to produce my works as an active member of İLESAM (Turkish Professional Association of Literary Work Owners). My aim is not to be famous but to be important, to be remembered through my works. My philosophy for life is ‘DO NOT BE LAZY! DO NOT DELAY! DO NOT GIVE UP!”. I’ll continue to regard myself, to the end of my life, as always a student who is studying for university.”, she also reflected her attitude to life and still lives with the consciousness that life is a school and things that are to be learned are endless.

She also has lyrics that she wrote and that were composed by TRT composers and virtuoses Naim İlgün Soysev and Suat Yıldırım, and also Tuncay Yalın, masters of classical Turkish music.

Semra İPLİKÇİ presently continues to work on her poetry book, children’s books, her novel and her lyric writing as well as record albums of her composed lyrics.

 

WORKS:

ESSAY-NARRATIVE

 

-Polyanna'ya İnat Semranna (Semranna Against Pollyanna)

-Polyanna' dan Semranna'ya (Semranna Mutluluk Yolunda)

From Pollyanna to Semranna (Semranna on the Path of Happiness)

 

POETRY BOOKS

 

-Yıldızları Arıyorum (In Search of Stars)

-Ürperiş (The Shivers)

-Ürperti (The Shudder)

-Sİ (SI)

 

CHILDREN’S BOOKS

 

-Merak Ediyorum Serisi (Series of I Wonder)

 -Deniz Kızı ve Siyah İnci (12 hikaye – Azeri diline çevrilmiştir)

The Mermaid and the Black Pearl (12 stories – translated to Azerbaijani language)

-Besmele Teyze (Aunt Basmala)

-Ahiret Ağacı ile Dünya Ağacı (The Afterlife Tree and the Earth Tree)

-Küçük Çoban Büyük Yürek (The Little Shepherd a Big Heart)

-Küçük Müfettiş  (The Little Inspector)

 

REFERENCE: Yıldızları Arıyorum  (Ekspres gazetesi (Eylül 2002), Polyanna’ya İnat Semranna (Zaman, 30.11.2004), Ali Gündüz /  Polyanna’ya İnat Semranna (Ana Yurt, 9.5.2006), İhsan Işık / - Resimli ve Metin Örnekli Türkiye Edebiyatçılar ve Kültür Adamları Ansiklopedisi (2006, gen. 2. bas. 2007), Semra İplikçi (02.03.2022).

POEMS

POEMS

 

 

LOVE ME BACK JUST LIKE THAT, IF YOU WILL

 

I loved you in all the ways you’ve been

Love me back just the way I am

Loved you so much despite your wrongdoings

Love me back just like that, if you will

 

It’s impossible that you change, I loved that heart,

Anyway, you cannot be someone else

Aren’t great joys transient?

Love me back just like that, if you will

 

                                             Semra İPLİKÇİ

 

*It was composed as a song by TRT virtuoso Suat YILDIRIM.

 

 

 

EVERYTHING IS A PIECE OF MEMORY OF YOU

 

Your illusion is always there looking at me

Your smile, at each crinkle of your lip

The blow of the wind, at each strand of your hair

Everything is a piece of memory of you

 

Trace of your lip, still there at the tip of the cup

All of them, still at my memory

Where you left them on the same end table

Everything is a piece of memory of you

 

The gardenia you loved is still in the vase

It looks at me blissfully as if you do

In an instant, my room is filled with your odour

Everything is a piece of memory of you

 

                                        Semra İPLİKÇİ

 

*It was composed as a song by TRT virtuoso Suat YILDIRIM.

 

 

RETIRED MY HEART

 

Love is far far away,

I realized that.

At the trap that I reckoned love,

Burned up I for years.

 

Spent my entire life in sorrow,

Hard to live this way.

The departer chose the way,

My heart still occupied.

 

Left without love and water,

My love rose withered soon.

Existing in this world,

Every grief happened upon me.

 

Falling into trouble and grief

Worn out I, day after day

Far far away from love

Retired I, my heart.

 

                   Semra İPLİKÇİ

*It was composed as a song by vocal artist Tuncay YALIN.

 

IS IT A LIE THAT I LOVED YOU?

 

You said you loved me

Is it a lie that I loved you?

Is it all lie, all pretence?

Is it a lie that I loved you?

 

You said you would come,

I waited long with hope.

Is it all lie, all pretence?

Is it a lie that I loved you?

 

How in blue blazes you left,

You gave up our love.

Is it all lie, all pretence?

Is it a lie that I loved you?

 

                               Semra İPLİKÇİ

 

*It was composed as a song by TRT virtuoso Naim İlgün SOYSEV.

 

INTERVIEWS

INTERVIEWS

 

“LIFE IS A STAGE AND WE ARE ALL PERFORMERS. IF A PERSON ACTS WELL AND BE APPLAUDED AFTER THE CURTAIN IS CLOSED, THAT’S THE POINT. WHAT I MEAN BY BEING APPLAUDED IS WHAT WE HAVE BY DOING GOOD DEEDS, AND WHAT WE LEAVE BEHIND US”. Semra İPLİKÇİ

 

Dear readers, the interview guest of this week is Educator, Poet, Author, Lyricist and Presenter Semra İPLİKÇİ. We talked about her life, her works, writing and what we leave behind in our lives. I hope that you enjoy this interview.

 

Celalettin TUTKUN: Thanks for accepting our invitation for interview Mrs İplikci.  First, for our readers, I’d like to ask: Who is Semra İPLİKÇİ?

 

Semra İPLİKÇİ, after giving information about her biography, answered the questions given below.

 

 

Why did Semra İPLİKÇİ feel the necessity to write?

My first interest in writing started at the third class of the primary school with the reading passages entitled “To Sit Up Straight, to See and to Look”. I learned how to sit up straight and to see while looking. When I was at the secondary school, we, as literature club of the school, started to publish the journal named Our Voice, in which my poems and writings were also published. After that I improved my ability to empathise; I tried to understand people by empathising with them. I realized that every experience is like each other in one or another way. I also had some difficult experiences in life but at every circumstance my pen was always with me. I shared my pain, sorrow and joy with my pen and paper. Against all the hardships in life, I chose to share everything with them. I chose my pen, not any other thing. As French writer Jean Paul Sartre puts it “Life is comprised of our choices”.

 

How do you feel while writing?

Writing is some kind of love for me.

When I write, my pen, like a conductor at an orchestra, always accompanies me as if accompanying a concerto of universe. Sometimes becoming a brush on the canvas, it touches the colours of nature. It sometimes becoming a hail of love, fills our soul; and sometimes turning to the sun, warms us. Sometimes a nice breeze, sometimes a hand of a friend on our back. And this friendly hand of the pen touching me, has always been with me and whispered to my paper. And I listened to those whispers. We have now become a tune, then an inner voice. And I decided to share this inner voice with you.

At these moments I fall in love with my pen that always make me write beautifully.

 

 

What do you read?

I read Talks of Peace written by Sabri Tandoğan in 14 volumes. And I also read and follow some authors.

 

Do you need a special place or inspiration to write?

Every place, every setting may be a source of muse for me. I can write everywhere and get inspired everywhere.

 

I read your book Semranna Against Pollyanna. I loved it! Can you talk about your book? What’s its message? 

Firstly, I’d like to express that I choose to use a plain language that everybody can understand. I pay attention to its being intriguing, fluent and absorbing. I think it’s one of the reasons that you enjoyed it. In its second edition, after I expanded it, it was published under the name of From Pollyanna to Semranna. The main idea of both of my books is that: Every person has some kinds of happy and sorrowful stories; what I do is the effort to bring out the happy person in ourselves by accepting and trying to solve the problems rather than dramatizing them. Whatever we experience, we can always be hopeful.

 

You also wrote children’s books such as The Little Inspector. Writing children’s stories requires a different point of view, doesn’t it?

 Writing children’s stories is a source of happiness for me. The little girl inside me also had her word and helped me while writing with her excitements and dreams. Touching the hearts of children and making them smile is an invaluable gift for me. What you give to children immediately turns back to you unconditionally. And this is a great joy for us. Making our culture be always remembered is our utmost duty. This is the greatest heritage. And I try to accomplish this.

 

As a person of culture, what would you like to say about humans and books?

Humans and books can be considered as a whole. Books mean life and experience. Books aren’t just papers or cover pages. One should take reading books as a way of life.

I know that books are the nicest universal language and I aim to embrace all the humanity. Books are the greatest way of communication no matter from which geography you are. They will live forever, and people will continue to read them.

 

Finally what would you like to say to the young people, booklovers and your friends?

I advise them to read a lot. They should discover the joy of reading themselves and be aware of the fact that reading is very important and necessary in life.

I’d like to add that a life without books is a life that has not been lived and that has come up short.

Let’s be the subject of life, else we will be the object of history.

 

Thank you for this lovely interview, Mrs Iplikci. I wish you success, happiness and all the best.  

Thank you. Kind regards.

 

INTERVIEW SERIES OF SAMSUN WRITERS’ ASSOCIATION

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

https://www.bizimsamsun.net/samsun-da-guclu-bir-yazar-ve-sair-semra-iplikci/

A GIFTED POET AND AUTHOR IN SAMSUN, SEMRA İPLİKÇİ

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A GIFTED POET AND AUTHOR IN SAMSUN, SEMRA İPLİKÇİ

Born in Malatya, living in Samsun, a promising and successful, skilled and gifted poet, author, educator and lyricist Semra İPLİKÇİ is an important person with her personality and successful works.

Let’s get to know her better:  

 

WHO IS SEMRA İPLİKÇİ?

 

Semra İplikçi – poet, writer, lyricist, educator, and presenter – who is from Malatya, lived in several different cities of Turkey due to his father’s job as a police officer throughout her life.

Her interest in literature emerged in her middle school years. Her poems and writings were published in Sesimiz (Our Voice) - a school journal prepared by the Culture and Literature Group of Ankara Etlik Middle School. She graduated from the Science Department of Etlik High School. She couldn’t continue her education at Science Faculty of Gazi University due to anarchy reasons prevalent in Turkey in those years. In the meantime, she graduated from two-year art school. She became successful in the tailoring and dressing exams held at the Directorate of Public Education Center under the Ministry of National Education and had the certificate of competency to become a teacher. She worked as a sewing teacher in Lâdik, Samsun between the years 1990 and 2000.

In 1995, she also graduated from Amasya Vocational High School by becoming successful in all the courses of the first, second and third years of the high school. She then studied at the Department of Administration and Organization, Faculty of Management, Eskişehir Anadolu University. She got certificates of diction and computer as well. In addition, she worked as a public affairs manager at several institutions.

In 2002, she worked as a presenter at Başkent TV and also played several roles at some episodes of the television series Bizim Evin Halleri at TRT. While taking part at a number of activities of TRT, she was invited to Karınca Kararınca, a TV show broadcasted at TRT, and some other TV shows of TRT Türk, Channel B, Dost TV and several other television channels as a poet and writer.

İplikçi gave some speeches at various schools, talked at conferences upon the subject of smoking and also participated in the programs of poetry recitations. By participating at festivals and poetry feasts organized at several different cities of Turkey, she got certificates of participation. Semra İplikçi, who got proposals from universities for being studied as a poet as a dissertation subject and also for giving speeches on her life and career, states that she takes life as a school. In order to reach people who can read or don’t have the opportunity to read her works, she voiced her poems in a record album released by Emek Music Production Company in 2003 under the name of Yıldızlara Doğru (Towards the Stars).

Her book Yıldızları Arıyorum (In Search of Stars) was published in May 2002 by Ocak Publishing House. Ten children’s classical stories which were redacted by İplikçi (Pollyanna, Robinson Crusoe, Gulliver’s Travels, Peter Pan, Tom Sawyer, the Kip Brothers, World Tour by Car, Whale Hunters, Don Quixote, School Holiday for Two Years) were published in 2003. Her book entitled Polyanna’ya İnat Semranna (Semranna Against Pollyanna) was published in October 2004 by Akasya Publishing and then it was translated to English. Her poems were published in several poetry anthologies some of which can be listed as Türk Edebiyatında Günümüz Kadın Şairleri (Modern-day Women Poets of Turkish Literature) prepared by Hüseyin Yurdabak in 2006, Atatürk Şiirleri Antolojisi (Anthology of Atatürk Poems), Dünden Bugüne Malatyalı Şairler (Poets of Malatya from Yesterday to Present) and Samsun Şiir Seçkisi (Samsun Anthology of Poetry). Furthermore, her poems were published in the anthologies Canım Annem (My Dear Mother) prepared by Nezihe Tuna and published in İstanbul in 2006, and in an anthology book published in Baku. Her works were also published in an encyclopaedia prepared by İLESAM and in the fifth volume of a ten-volume encyclopaedia prepared by the estimable man of letters and writer İhsan IŞIK under the name of Türk Edebiyatçıları ve Kültür Adamları (Turkish Man of Letters and Culture). In addition, news about İplikçi’s works were published in several newspapers and education, culture and art journals of several educational institutions.

With her words “I love living and sharing. I think of continuing to write for the rest of my life. I continue to produce my works as an active member of İLESAM (Turkish Professional Association of Literary Work Owners). My aim is not to be famous but to be important, to be remembered through my works. My philosophy for life is ‘DO NOT BE LAZY! DO NOT DELAY! DO NOT GIVE UP!”. I’ll continue to regard myself, to the end of my life, as always a student who is studying for university.”, she also reflected her attitude to life and still lives with the consciousness that life is a school and things that are to be learned are endless.

She also has lyrics that she wrote and that were composed by TRT composers and virtuoses Naim İlgün Soysev and Suat Yıldırım, and also Tuncay Yalın, masters of classical Turkish music.

Semra İPLİKÇİ presently continues to work on her poetry book, children’s books, her novel and her lyric writing as well as record albums of her composed lyrics.

 

WORKS:

 

ESSAY-NARRATIVE

-Polyanna'ya İnat Semranna (Semranna Against Pollyanna)

-Polyanna' dan Semranna'ya (Semranna Mutluluk Yolunda)

From Pollyanna to Semranna (Semranna on the Path of Happiness)

 

 

POETRY BOOKS

-Yıldızları Arıyorum (In Search of Stars)

-Ürperiş (The Shivers)

-Ürperti (The Shudder)

-Sİ (SI)

 

CHILDREN’S BOOKS

-Merak Ediyorum Serisi (Series of I Wonder)

 -Deniz Kızı ve Siyah İnci (12 hikaye – Azeri diline çevrilmiştir)

The Mermaid and the Black Pearl (12 stories – translated to Azerbaijani language)

-Besmele Teyze (Aunt Basmala)

-Ahiret Ağacı ile Dünya Ağacı (The Afterlife Tree and the Earth Tree)

-Küçük Çoban Büyük Yürek (The Little Shepherd a Big Heart)

-Küçük Müfettiş  (The Little Inspector)

 

News : Oktay ZERRİN- Samsun

 

https://www.samsunbulten.com/haftanin-roportaj-konugu-sair-yazar-semra-iplikci-9249h.htm

 

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