Murat Nemet-Nejat‘s recent work includes: Eda: An Anthology of Contemporary Turkish Poetry (Talisman House, 2004); The Peripheral Space of Photography (Green Integer Press, 2004); Possibilities of Istanbul (a visual and textual approach), a collaboration with Nina Reisinger’s photographic collages (Austria, 2006); “Rooster Street” (Both/Both, 2006); “Alphabet Dialogues/Penis Monologues” (a collaborative poem with Standard Shaeffer, 2006); “I Did My Best Work During a Writer’s Block” (First Identity, 2008); Seyhan Erozçelik’s Rosestrikes and Coffee Grinds (Talisman House, 2010).
His poem The Spiritual Life of Replicants will be published by Talisman House in 2011. Green Integer Press is also reissuing Ece Ayhan, A Blind Cat Black and Orthodoxies in 2011, which was first published by Sun and Moon Press in 1997. Since 2006 Murat Nemet-Nejat has been working on a seven-part poem The Structure of Escape of which The Spiritual Life of Replicants is part six. He is finding his way into the next part which is called Things.
Donna Stonecipher is the author of three books of poetry: The Reservoir (2002), Souvenir de Constantinople (2007), and The Cosmopolitan (2008), which won the 2007 National Poetry Series, selected by John Yau, and was published by Coffee House Press. She also translates from French and German, and currently lives in Berlin.