Bejan Matur

Bejan Matur (Turkey) was born of an Alevi Kurdish family on 14 September 1968 in the ancient Hittite city of Marash in Southeast Turkey. She studied Law at Ankara University, but has never practiced. In her university years, her poetry was published in several literary periodicals. Reviewers found her poetry 'dark and mystic'. The shamanist poetry with its pagan perceptions, belonging to the past rather than the present, of her birthplace and the nature and life of her village, attracted much...See more