To Many More Millennia Dear Nazim...
A Poetry Reading Night
On Thursday, May 2, 2002,
@Turkish House, New York
"Thinking of you is a wonderful thing,
a hopeful thing!
It's like the most beautiful voice in the world!
It's like the most beautiful song!
But I don't want to listen to a song any longer...
I want to sing..."
"Seni dusunmek guzel sey
dunyanin en guzel sesinden en guzel sarkiyi dinlemek gibi bir sey.
Fakat artik sarki dinlemek degil
sarki soylemek istiyorum."
Dear Poemlover Friends;
event will take place on Thursday, May 2nd on the second
floor of Turkish House starting at 7pm in participation
We would like to INVITE you for your participations the special coming event honoring the 100th Birthday of:
The Great Poet, playwright, novelist, memoirist NAZIM HIKMET under the motto of To Many More Millennia Dear Nazim...
-Nice Binyillara Sevgili Nazim..." .
of those interested in reading a poem by NAZIM either
in Turkish or English! (821
United Nations Plaza, NY,
Tel: 718-846-5776 or 212-682-7688)
Please JOIN us on this honorary evening
to read a poem inspired or written by
If you wish to join us on poemreading, please contact by Monday, April 27, 2002 at email@example.com
including your name, the names of Nazim's poems (up to 4), timewise length and the preferance list of those poems.
We have been shaping content and participants of the evening according to your response to this announcement. Thus,
we wish to include all potential participants into program after confirming with us.
After obtaining the number of readers; we will determine how many poems each participant may read relating to
the length of the poem. In case of the multiple preference of same poem, the priority will be determined by first
The content of program will be as follows:
1) An opening reception with Live Music
2) Opening Remarks and a brief speech on NAZIM
3) Selections of Nazim's poems by readers in TURKISH
4) Selections of Nazim's poems by readers in ENGLISH
5) Poems written in the honour of NAZIM (A selection of 3-5 poems)
6) A solo and group play by two anticipating musicians.
By creation of this special event, WITH YOUR PARTICIPATION, we hope to share all ambitions & poetic passions
of all ages by READING and/or listening of poems by Nazim (and for Nazim), one of the most important figures in
the 20th century Turkish literature and one of the first Turkish poets who was a fervent nationalist patriot, a socialist
whose humanistic views tran- scended barriers of race and country alongside of a universalism and compassion
which finds its roots as much in Sufism as in ``socialist internationalism. ''
We will announce later on a detailed program on or about April 29th including the names with their poems and a
background of musicians."
WISHING to see you ALL on this event filled with Llight, Poem & Music as a part of the Celebration
of 100th Birthday of NAZIM...
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Binyillara Sevgili Nazim"
event has been organized by Bircan Unver, The Light Millennium
(http://www.lightmillennium.org) with cooperation
and support by Turkish American Federation in participation
of 21. Turkish
Festival acitivites. For more details on Turkish Parade
and Turkish Culture Festival acitivites please contact: