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poet

a Turkish poet

Achievements

  • He is known for advocating a poetry without excessive stylistic elements and adjectives, and preferring a style closer to free-verse - see Orga, Ates (educated) (2007) "Portrait of a City" . Although howsoever he looms large with his poetries which he has written in Garip period, Orhan Veli had refrained to write "the single kind" of poetries. Oktay Rıfat has explained it with his says "Orhan lived in his very short lifetime a poetry adventure for a few generations of French poets. Turkish poetry became a horsehead with Europe poetry through his pen.", and "A changing which a few generations may achieve back to back maybe he completed in a few years."

Works

  • book

    • Garip

    • vazgeçemediğim

    • Karşı

    • Collected Poems

Connections

father:
Mehmet Veli

mother:
Fatma Nigar

Brother:
Adnan Veli - journalis

was a well known journalist whose memoir of his time in prison on political charges, "Mahpushane Çeşmesi (The Prison Fountain)", was published in 1952