Socialist Laz-Turk poet and author Serkan Engin was born in 1975
in Izmit, Turkey.
His poems and articles on poetry theory have appeared in more than
fifty literary journals in Turkey. In 2004, he published a poetry manifesto,
entitled Imagist Socialist Poetry. He has been trying to launch a new movement
in Turkish poetry and to this end has published numerous articles about
His poems and articles on poetry theory have been published in
English in many international literary journals all over the world like The
Tower Journal, Poetry'z Own, Belleville Park Pages, Far Enough East, Split
Infinitive Lit Magazine, Empty Mirror Literary Magazine, Songsoptok, Poetry
Super Highway, Miracle E-zine, Industry Night Lit Magazine, Open Road Review,
Shot Glass Journal, The Criterion, Typoetic.us, The Wagon Magazine, The Last
Bench and international literary/art sites like Mediterranean Poetry, The
Writer’s Drawer, Margutte, Shabda Shikha.
Some of his poems appeared in Japanese in the leading Japanese
philosophy and poetry journal Shi to Shisou.
His poems and articles on poetry theory also have been translated
into Italian, Spanish, Swedish, Armenian, Azerbaijani, Romanian, Persian,
Bengali, Kurdish, Romaic and Lazish.
Some of his poems in English have been accepted to the international
thematic poetry anthologies.
He is the first Turkish poet in history who has written a poem on
Armenian Genocide. His poem named "Barbarian and Ms Daisy" which has
been dedicated to the victims of the Armenian, Assyrian and Greek genocides has
been accepted into the “Armenian Poetry Project” in 2014.
His political articles on Islam and also Armenian, Assyrian, Greek
genocides have been published in many countries in many languages including
Sweden, USA, Greece, India, France, Argentina, Netherlands, Armenia, Indonesia
He hasn’t published any printed poetry book in Turkey because of
his ethical attitude.