la Vallée aux Loups, France, 1979


Yekta (1979, France) is a poet and a musician. He has been published in many poetry reviews and in several anthologies and has released three poetry books. He is involved in the French-English Poetry Festival and is in charge of several tasks in its magazine, La Traductière, an international review of poetry and visual arts. As a composer, guitarist, pianist, narrator and singer, Yekta collaborates with several projects linked to poetry. Recently, he has composed the soundtrack for videopoems Statue (2015) and The Way of Dreams (2016) directed by Nicolas Sandanassamy. In 2016, he released his first piano E.P., which accompanies the book Le mangeur de reflets.

Yekta is coming to Days of Poetry and Wine festival as a member of Versopolis platform, supported by the Creative Europe Programme of the EU.