Kanik, Orhan Veli

Orhan Veli Kanik (1914–1950) is known as one of the most reformist poets in  the Turkish literature. He aimed at changing old structures of Turkish poetry refusing syllabic meter and prosody. He is the one of the co-founders of Garip (weird) movement in Turkish literature. He thought  that rhyme is a primitive element of poetry and figures of speech are unnecessary in a poem. His main themes are love, nature, childhood, wars, life, human, and drunkenness. Kanık is also the translator of many famous writers like Moliere, Gogol, Sartre, and William Shakespeare.


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