Tishon on Orhan Veli Kanik
In honor of National Poetry Month, the online literary magazine Exit Strata is curating a 30 day series of articles of poets on other poets. Contributors are asked to write a short piece about a favorite poet, followed by a piece of their own inspired by the work of their chosen poet.
Tishon, founder of Well&Often, contributed to the series yesterday with a piece on the Turkish poet Orhan Veli Kanik.
Known for his sparse verse, Kanik’s poetry can be likened to that of William Carlos Williams. His short lines, devoid of flourish, ponder the day-to-day with acute insight and wit.