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The 11th annual Nazim Hikmet Poetry Festival brings together poets, scholars, and poetry fans in the humanistic spirit of the internationally-renowned Turkish poet Nâzım Hikmet Ran.

Poetry Spotlight
Jaki Shelton-Green, North Carolina Poet Laureate

Poetry Readings
John Hoppenthaler
North Carolina Poetry Society
Poetry Around the World (in conjunction with Sister Cities Association of Cary)
Winners of the 11th Nazim Hikmet Poetry Prize

Honoring Spanish Poet Federico Garcia Lorca
Keynote Speaker Irene Gomez Castellano (UNC-Chapel Hill)
Live Music from Ed Stephenson

Afterwards enjoy a reception and hang out with poets from around the world.

Presented by American-Turkish Association of North Carolina.


Nazim Hikmet Poetry Festival