Turkish Ataol Behramoğlu to receive “Homer Medal of Poetry & Art” this year
It has been reported that Turkish poet and writer Ataol Behramoğlu will receive the European Prize – Homer Medal of Poetry and Art, this year.
Behramoğlu has reportedly been deemed worthy of the prize by the foundation due to the fact that he was considered an “outstanding Turkish poet, translator and an important writer on the international level” and that “humanism and artistic independence” were to be found in his work.
The award ceremony is to be held at 6 p.m. on September 28, Wednesday in Nazım Hikmet Culture and Arts Foundation at Şişli, Istanbul.
The prize will be presented to BEHRAMOĞLU by poet and writer Dariusz Lebioda as the president of the council of the European Prize – Homer Medal of Poetry and Art.
BEHRAMOĞLU was born in in Çatalca, in 1942. His first collection of poems was published in 1965. Behramoğlu graduated from the University of Ankara Department of Russian Language and Literature, in 1966. He wrote many boks and is a well known poet and author on the international level. He has gone through some tough times in his fight for democracy.