Ilhan Berk (Poet) – Bio, Birthday, Family, Age & Born

İlhan Berk was a leading contemporary Turkish poet. He was a dominant figure in the postmodern current in Turkish poetry and was very influential among Turkish literary circles.

Born: 18 November 1918, Manisa, Ottoman Empire
Died: 28 August 2008 (aged 89)
Occupation: Poet, Essayist
Nationality: Turkish
Period: 1935–2008
Literary movement: Postmodern literature

About Ilhan Berk

Turkish postmodernist poet known for History of a Face, The Book of Things, and other works. His early work deals with socialist themes, while his later work is more individualistic and lyrical.

Before Fame

He studied French at Gazi University. He later worked as a teacher, publisher, and translator.


His poetry, infused with mythology and history, includes nods to both Eastern and Western cultural and literary traditions.

Family Life

He was a native of Manisa, Turkey. He died at the age of eighty-nine.


He translated Arthur Rimbaud‘s works into Turkish.

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  • Turkish male poets
  • 20th-century Turkish poets

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Latest information about Ilhan Berk updated on August 27, 2020.

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