…is a seasoned college instructor who views herself as a brutally slow-learning and therefore continually-suffering student of life. She finds consolation for such deficiency in creative writing. While the time hülya has dedicated to her academic career though spans over most of her life, the history of her literary work offers only a view over a modest number of years.
The literary language of her first choice is English, which is the second foreign language she has acquired; Turkish, her mother tongue follows in the second position. As for German – the first foreign language of her acquisition and the core element of her teaching objective, it comes in last. One other philosophers’ stone then reaches hülya at her freelance editor’s-desk, providing her with precious reading opportunities disguised as her clients’ manuscripts in different literary genres.
Trance, a collection of poems in English, German and Turkish (available from Inner Child Press, Ltd. and at Amazon) is hülya’s debut book of non-academic content. She hopes to edit and expand on this rather hastily compiled work of poetry of mostly personal nature some day (her haste, not her publisher’s). Throughout Trance, her own translations of her non-English poems appear in the book’s opposite pages. An Aegean Breeze of Peace (a publication of Inner Child Press, Ltd., also available at Amazon), which she has co-authored with Demetrios Trifiatis – a professor of Philosophy from Greece, is also a book of poetry. The Year of the Poet – now in its fourth year – is an international anthology to which hülya contributes with her poems every month, joining her Poetry Posse family, a large number of poets from various parts of the world.
Known by her family and within her closest friendship circle for her routine yearnings for opportune moments of time she can put on reserve outside the heavy demand on her daily schedule, responsibilities and commitments, hülya presently waits in patience (more or less) for a set of chances to begin to bring into completion her several writing projects.
Don’t just exist. Live. ~ hny, 2016
(A reminder more for myself than for others…)