Tuğ ğrul Tanyol FourPoems TranslatedbyRuthChristie
Tuğ ğrul Tanyol is a well-known poet, critic and essayist in Turkey. He was bornin1953inIstanbul andeducatedat the Catholic Lycéée of St Joseph and the University of the Bosphorus. In1985hewontheNecatigil Prizeforpoetry. To date he has publishedsixbooks of poetryandwrittenmany reviews andcritical essays. He teaches social sciences at the Universityof Marmara. Hispoetryislyrical butcontrolledby aclassicalclarity. Ithasbeensaidofhimthat‘heisa poetalive tothe pitfalls of blindideological allegiances’. He has been translatedintoSpanish, FrenchandEnglishandwas thefirst Turkishpoet totakepartintheTrois Rivièères poetryfestival inQuebec.