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ALPHAN, M. Mahzar

Poet (b. 22 May 1941, Artvin). His full name is Mustafa Mazhar Alphan. He attended the Haydarpaşa High School, and graduated from Karl Franzens University in Austria (1968). His master thesis was "AT ile Türkiye Arasındaki Anlaşmanın İktisadi ve Hukuksal Yönden Analizi" (Economical and Judicial Analysis of the Agreement between the EC and Turkey). He worked as an assistant at İstanbul Technical University, Faculty of Machine (1969-71). After working at the Educational Department and Inspection Board of the İş Bank, he was retired in 1994. He founded and directed the Sürgün Publishing House. He is a member of the Turkish Authors Association and the Writers’s Syndicate of Turkey.

His first poem "Son Çağrı" (The Last Call) was published in 1992 in the review Damar. His later poems and essays appeared in Damar, Pir Sultan Abdal, Abece, Karşı, Yeni Biçem, Düşlem, Çağdaş Türk Dili, Türk Dili Dergisi, Promete, Kıyı, Yaklaşım, Dize, Ardıçkuşu, İnsalcıl, Eski, Güzel Sanatlar, Berfin Bahar, Evrensel, Şiir Ülkesi, Tay, Ünlem, Agora, Edebiyat Koop., Dünya Kitap, and the poetical yearbooks 1995/97 Adam Sanat Şiir Yıllığı, 1998 Şiir Coğrafyamız, 2002 E Dergisi, 2003 Agora, 2004 Yom Şiir. His dossier of poems was praised at the Ceyhun Atuf Kansu Poetry Contest in 1995. In 2002, he received the achievement award at the poetical contest held after the name of Mehmet Başaran, with his book Yaşam Yankılandığı Yerden Sürer (Life Continues from Where It Echoes) and ranked second at the 40th free poetry contest organized in the 14th International Hacıbektaş Free Poetry Contest.

WORKS (Poetry):

Evim Önü Yeşil Pınar (Green Fountain before My Home, 1991), Dağılsın Bulutlar (The Clouds Shall Go Away, 1994), Köpüğü Kırık Dalga (The Wave with Broken Bubbles, 1995), Aşk Kül ve Köz (Love, Ash and Coal Ash, 1997), Yaşam Yankılandığı Yerden Sürer (Life Continues from Where It Echoes, 2001, published together with Köpüğü Kırık Dalga- The Wave with Broken Bubbles and Aşk Kül ve Köz- Love, Ash and Coal Ash), Şimdi Sana (Now to You, 2004).