[-empyre-] Welcome Murat Nemet-Nejat to -empyre soft-skinned space

Renate Terese Ferro rferro at cornell.edu
Tue Nov 1 14:13:11 AEDT 2016

It is with great pleasure that I welcome Murat Hemet-Nejat to -empyre soft-skinned space this November.  Murat will be moderating our November discussion, 
“Overcoming Technique: Multi-Media, Dialectics or Synthesis?” We have been in discussion about this month’s topic for the past several months.  I have come to know Murat over our soft-skinned space this past year and have been struck by his insightful comments and intellect.  We are so happy and thankful he has taken the time to assimilate this month’s topic and our guests for the month. His biography is below.  He will be introducing the topic early tomorrow morning.  Welcome Murat. 

We are both in the Eastern Time Zone so will be using that time zone and calendar accordingly. 

Renate Ferro
Moderating Team, empyre

Murat Nemet-Nejat (TURKEY, US) is a poet, essayist, translator from Turkish poetry
and editor. He is presently working on his poem Camels and Weasels. His recent
publications include his translation from the Turkish poet Ece Ayhan, A Blind
Cat Black and Orthodoxies (1997, new edition 2015), his poems  The Spiritual Life of Replicants (2011) and
Animals of Dawn (2016), and the essays "Holiness and Jewish Rebellion:
'Questions of Accent' Twenty Years Afterwards," Languages of Modern Jewish
Cultures: Comparative Pers[ectives (University of Michigan Press, 2016),
"Dear Charles. Letters from a Turk: Mayan Letters, Herman Melvile and
Eda," Letters for Olson, gathered and ed. Benjamin Hollander (Spuyden
Duyvil, 2016), and "A Dialogue with Olga," Drawing Papers 129, Olga
Chernysheva Vague Accent (The Drawing Center, 2016). He is also the editor of
Eda: An Anthology of Contemporary Turkish Poetry (Talisman Publishers, 

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