Adnan Onart is a first generation immigrant poet of Crimean Tatar descent, born and raised in İstanbul. His Turkish poems have been published in the magazines Soyut, Yordam, Kardaş Edebiyatlar, Kırım and Dergah. His work in English has appeared in The Boston Poet, Prairie SchoonerColere Magazine, Red Wheel Barrow, The Massachusetts Review and as Wallpaper in Poetry MotelInternational Poetry Review published his joint translation (together with Victor Howes) from Edip Cansever, a Turkish contemporary poet. 

His poems on dislocation and diaspora have been collected, along with Kenneth Rosen's Cyprus’ Bad Period, as The Passport You Asked For, The Aeolos Press, 2006. He is also the author of TURKISH: A Dictionary of Delight, edited by Roger ConoverZKM, Karlsruhe, Second Printing, 2006.


2007 New England Poetry Club Erikan Mumford Award, Honorable Mention
2011 Nazım Hikmet Poetry Award, Carry NC

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