I’ve just returned to Ireland after reading at the 10. Uluslararasi Istanbul Şiir ve Edebiyat Festivali (10th International Istanbul Poetry and Literature Festival)–thank you so much to the festival and to Culture Ireland for bringing me over as a guest reader.
Istanbul is one of the most beautiful cities I have ever visited, and I am grateful to have met so many wonderful people and fellow poets from Turkey as well as other parts of the world.
You can check out some of my Istanbul highlights here on my Instagram page, which have proved invaluable in terms of creative inspiration.
Photo cred: Esra Ari