July 7, 2020
4:00 p.m. Central Daylight Time
About the poet:
Mustafa Ziyalan was born in Zonguldak, on the Black Sea coast of Turkey as the only child of Fatma Süzme Afyonlu, a poet and painter, and Nihat Ziyalan, a poet, writer and actor.
He graduated from the German High School of Istanbul and Istanbul Medical School of University of Istanbul, and lived in Vienna, Austria, and Mainz, Germany.
He had psychoanalytical psychotherapy training in Los Angeles and completed his residency training in psychiatry at New York University. He works as a psychiatrist in New York. He has done research on schizophrenia and been working with persons with AIDS and developmental disorders.
His poetry, short fiction, essays and poetry translations (from Paul Auster, Ingeborg Bachmann, Erich Fried and Anna Akhmatova, among others) have appeared in many literary periodicals, anthologies and in book form since 1983.
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