Selahattin Yolgiden

- Turkey -

He was born in İstanbul. His poems translated into English, German, Italian, Dutch, Croatian, Serbian, Swedish, Malayalam, Greek, Hungarian and Bulgarian. He is a member of editorial board to Çevrimdışı İstanbul Literature Magazine and Offline İstanbul International Poetry Festival. 



His books are:


Su Kıyısında Kimse Yoktu –  2004 Adam Yayınları

Winner of the Cemal Süreya Poetry Award in 2004


Gün Geceye Küstüğünde – 2007 - İkibinaltı Yayınları

Winner of the M. Sunullah Arısoy Poetry Award in 2007


Unuttuğum Limanlar – 2009 Sel Yayıncılık


Lacivert Bir Oyundu İkimiz Arasında – 2011 – Kırmızı Kedi Yayınları

Winner of the Arif Damar Poetry Award in 2011


Eve Geç Kaldım Yalnızlık Bekler – 2013 – Kırmızı Kedi Yayınları

Winner of the Behçet Aysan Poetry Award in 2014


Gittiğim En Uzak Yer Sizdiniz – 2015 – Kırmızı Kedi Yayınları


Herkes Ayrıldı Kendinden – 2017 – Kırmızı Kedi Yayınları

Selahattin Yolgiden, one of the most intriguing poets in the new millennium, has a sincere voice; he combines a journey towards the inner self with symbolic elements. His rhythmic poems, which make use of alliteration and half-rhyme, are especially strong in their flowing sound. Witty aphorisms about love, eroticism, loneliness and death are expressed in a quite lyrical voice. His poetry may be considered an accomplished example of Turkish poetry's complex yet emotional vein.

Efe Duyan – Poetry International