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Poetry From Anatolia: The Ottoman Lyric and the Turkish Folk Song

Date(s):

Saturday, April 13, 2013

Time:

2:00pm

Location:

Mark Taper Auditorium

Audience:

Description:

Continuing Los Angeles Public Library's Poetic Voices of the Muslim World series, Kemal Silay, a "living encyclopedia" of Turkish verse, will speak on Poetry From Anatolia:  The Ottoman Lyric and the Turkish Folk Song.  Dr. Silay will focus on the Ottoman court poet Fuzuli, whose Leyla and Mejnun is the Muslim world's Romeo and Juliet; and on the Turkish vernacular sung poetry of 13th-century Anatolian troubadour Yunus Emre.

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