2014 Nazim Hikmet Poetry Festival Winners
We congratulate the winners of the 6th Nazim Hikmet Poetry Competition! The competition received over 1000 poems from 366 poets. The submissions came from 25 countries and 43 US states.
Honoring the Irish Poet Seamus Heaney
The sixth Nazim Hikmet Poetry Festival will be honoring the Irish poet Seamus Heaney - a poet, playwright, translator and lecturer and the recipient of the 1995 Nobel Prize in literature. Our invited speaker Rand Brandes is his official bibliographer. Poets, Betty Adcock, John Balaban, and Gibbons Ruark will join Rand Brandes during the panel discussion on the life and poetry of Seamus Heaney. All four knew Heaney personally. We will also have live Irish Music by Hibernian Irregulars.
Poetry Spotlight
We are proud to have Gibbons Ruark as this year's festival's invited poet. Gibbons Ruark was a friend of Seamus Heaney and he will also participate in the Seamus Heaney discussion panel.
 

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Nazim Hikmet Poetry Festival has been made possible by a major grant from the Turkish Cultural Foundation
 
Hosted By Town of Cary
 
 
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