Murat Nemet-Nejat is a poet, translator and essayist. He edited and largely translated Eda: An Anthology of Contemporary Turkish Poetry (Talisman House, 2004), translated Orhan Veli’s I, Orhan Veli (Hanging Loose Press, 1989), Ece Ayhan’s A Blind Cat Black and Orthodoxies (Sun and Moon Press, 1997; Green Integer Press, 2012), Seyhan Erözçelik’s Rosestrikes and Coffee Grinds (Talisman House, 2010), and Birhan Keskin’s poem Y’ol (Imprint Press, 2013). Nemet-Nejat also wrote The Peripheral Space of Photography (Green Integer Press, 2004), the memoir/essay “Istanbul Noir” in Istanbul: Metamorphoses in an Imperial City (Talisman House, 2011), and the poem The Spiritual Life of Replicants (Talisman House, 2011). His poems, translations and essays have appeared in multiple journals, such as Mirage, Zen Monster, and Karaub. Nemet-Nejat is presently working on the long poem The Structure of Escape and preparing a selection of Sami Baydar’s poetry in English translation.