Recording of Poetry Reading (Live)

Passionnément – Mehmet Yashin

Poetry reading in Turkish and French in 10 June 2011 at cipM, Marsielles.


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Deniztaslari, Osman & Petek Cankoy, Songs composed by Cypriot musicians from Mehmet Yashin's early poems (1978-1986), CD, Nicosia, LTB, 2004

Visual Arts

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Aunt-Ology of Mehmet Yashin, Helene Black, Turkish-English-Russian video installation, DVD, Nicosia-Moscow, NeMe, 2008

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Dead House: A poetry installation by Mehmet Yashin, "Suspended Spaces", at la Maison de la Culture d'Amiens and several other museums and galleries, 18-23 January 2010, Amiens, France.

Video et Après, screening of a version of the Dead House poetry installation. The same work has also been published in the book Suspended Spaces #1, 17 January 2011, Pompidou Centre, Paris, France.

TyPoEm: Students from Frederick University have designed and produced posters from the Greek translations of Mehmet Yashin's poems, 22-25 March 2011, ‘Peace Arts Galery,’ Nicosia greenline, Cyprus. The posters were also placed on billboards at bus stops in Nicosia.

Rosita D’Amora, “Writing through Osmotic Borders: Boundaries and Liminality in Mehmet Yashin’s ‘Deportation Hours’,” a study of Mehmet Yashin’s novel The Hours of Deportation was published in Thinking on Tresholds: The Poetics of Transitive Spaces (edited by Subha Mukherji, London: Anthem Press, 2011). Mehmet Yashin’s poetry was published in the same book. Rosita D’Amora has also offered a conference on the same topic at the Astragali Teatro in Italy on 9 March, 2011.

Lectures by Mehmet Yashin on poetry, exile and the literatures of islands have been published in the volume of D’encre et d’exil insulaires (alongside with talks by Neil Bissondath, Roland Brival, Jerome Ferrari, Dany Laferriere, Eduardo Manet, and Jean-Luc Raharimanana) by Bibliotheque Centre Pompidou, Paris, 2011.

Russian poet and translator Vladimir Aristov has offered a conference on Mehmet Yashin’s poems in the context of multilingualism and multiculturalism, at the Institute of Linguistic, Russian Academy of Science, 19 October 2010, Moscow. The text will be published in an edited volume in Moscow.

"The Series of Modern Turkish Cypriot Literature" was published. Mehmet Yashin was acting as the general editor and project director of the project. There are 8 books in this bi-lingual (Turkish-English) series which were prepared by the "Cypress Research, Translation and Publication Group": Poetry, Operetta and Plays, Memoirs and Travel Writing, Short Stories, Novels, Essays, Literary Criticism and Study, Biographies and Bibliography


Mehmet Yashin has offered a talk entitled “Writing from a Mediterranean Island: Between Languages and Literary Spaces” for Mediterranean Topographies/Comparative Literature Workshop, at the Centre for European Studies, University of Michigan, International Institute, 22 March 2012, Ann Arbor-Michigan, USA.



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