|Â Â Mlesser Yeniay was born in Ä°zmir, 1984; graduated from Ege University with a degree in English Language and Literature.
Â Â She has won several prizes in Turkey including Yunus Emre (2006), Homeros Attila Ä°lhan (2007), Ali Riza Ertan (2009), Enver GÃ¶kÃ§e (2013) poetry prizes.
Â Â Her first book Dibine DÃŒÅŸÃŒyor KaranlÄ±k da was published in 2009, and her second book Evimi DaÄŸlara Kurdum is a collection of translation from world poetry. Her next book Yeniden izdim GÃ¶ÄŸÃŒ was published in 2011. She has translated the poems of Persian poet Behruz Kia under the name of Lalelere Requiem. She has translated Selected Poems of Gerard Augustin together with Eray Canberk, BaÅŸak AydÄ±nalp, Metin Cengiz (2011). She has also translated Personal Anthology of Michel Cassir together with Eray Canberk and Metin Cengiz (2011). Lately, she has published Contemporary Spanish Anthology with Metin Cengiz and Jaime B. Rosa. She has also published a book on modern Turkish Avant-garde poetry The Other Consciousness: Surrealism and The Second New (2013). Her latest poetry book Before Me There Were Deserts was published in 2014 in Ä°stanbul.
Â Â Her poems have appeared in the following magazines abroad: The Voices Project, The Bakery, Sentinel Poetry, Yellow Medicine Review, Shot Glass Journal, Poesy, Shampoo, Los Angeles Review of Books, Mediterranean Poetry (USA&England); Kritya (India); Casa Della Poesia, Libere Luci (Italy); Poeticanet, Poiein (Greece); Revue Ayna, Souffle, L'oiseau de feu du Garlaban (France); Al Doha (Qatar); Tema (Croatia).
Â Â Her poems have been translated into English, French, Serbian, Arabic, Hebrew, Italian, Greek, Hindi, Spanish and Romanian. She participated in the poetry festivals like Sarajevo International Poetry Festival, September 2010 (Bosnia-Herzegovina); Nisan International Poetry Festival, May 2011 (Israel); Belgrad International Poetry Festival, September 2012 (Serbia); Voix Vives International Poetry Festival (Sete), July 2013 (France); Kritya International Poetry Festival, September 2013 (India), Galati/Antares International Poetry Festival, June 2014 (Romania).
Â Â MÃŒesser is the editor of the literature magazine Åžiirden (of Poetry). She is currently pursuing a Phd in Turkish literature at Bilkent University, Ankara, and is also a member of PEN and the Writers Syndicate of Turkey.