Elif Sezen is a Melbourne-based multidisciplinary artist, bilingual poet/writer. She obtained her PhD in Fine Art from Monash University (2014). In her doctorate she researched how memory can be reconceptualised through symbolic and metaphorical transformations between visual arts and poetry.
Her poetry collection Universal Mother was published by GloriaSMH Press in 2016; her most recent book of poems A Little Book of Unspoken History in 2018 by Puncher & Wattmann. She also published a chapbook The Dervish with Wings in 2017. Her Turkish translation of Ilya Kaminsky’s acclaimed book Dancing in Odessa was published by Artshop Press (2014), and her first collection of experimental mix of short stories and poems Gece Düşüşü was published in Turkish by Hayal Press. She was shortlisted for the Avni Olez Poetry Prize 2010 and received Honorable mention award in Yunus Emre Awards 2018 –Literature- Australia. Her work has widely appeared nationally and internationally in journals and anthologies. She lives and works in Melbourne.
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