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George Messo (UK)

George Messo is a poet, editor, translator and teacher. His most recent book of poems, Violades & Appledown, was published in 2012 by Shearsman Books. He is the editor of the Turkish Modern Poets series for Red Hand Books and the editor of the international journal Turkish Poetry Today.

George Messo is a Fellow of The Royal Asiatic Society and a Fellow of The Royal Society of Arts.

Translation: A Leaf about to Fall: Selected Poems - İlhan Berk (2006), Madrigals - İlhan Berk (2008), The Book of Things - İlhan Berk (2009), İkinci Yeni: The Turkish Avant-Garde (2009), From This Bridge: Contemporary Turkish Women Poets (2010), The Sea Within - Gonca Özmen (2011), & Silk & Love & Flame: Selected Poems - Birhan Keskin (forthcoming, 2013).

In Turkish: Aradaki Ses (2005), Avrupa'nın Küçük Tanrıları (2007).

Poetry: From the Pine Observatory (2000), Entrances (2006), Hearing Still (2009), Violades & Appledown (2012).

Essays: Into the Labyrinth: Essays on Modern Turkish Poetry (forthcoming, 2014).