Jennifer Ferraro and Latif Bolat translate
Kul Hasan and Ummi Sinan (16th century Turkish Sufi poets)
 
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Jennifer Ferraro, MA is a poet, artist and performer who teaches writing at the University of New Mexico. She is the author of the book of poems, Divine Nostalgia (2002). In 2004 she co-directed a multimedia spoken word, dance and music performance called Intimate Distance, which choreographed her poems and featured an ensemble of dancers and musicians. She is currently working with Latif Bolat on a forthcoming translation of Turkish Sufi poets entitled Quarreling With God: Mystic Songs of the Dervishes of Turkey . She is a student of the Sufi path and has studied Buddhism in depth. She has long been a lover of mystical poetries and is particularly interested in creating new forms of mystical poetry responsive to the spiritual dilemmas and cultural conditions of our times.

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Latif Bolat is one of the most distinguished Turkish musicians in America. His concert and lecture itinerary has taken him all over America, Canada, England, New Zealand, Australia, Bulgaria, Indonesia and Turkey. His repertoire focuses on the traditional folk and Sufi mystic music of Turkey, which is based upon poems by ancient Sufi dervishes. He is a native of the Turkish Mediterranean town of Mersin and has resided in the US for more than twenty years. He has performed and lectured at hundreds of performing arts centers, cultural centers, universities and museums across the US. In addition he has composed soundtrack music for George Lucas Studios TV series “Young Indiana Jones” and the recent PBS documentary “Mohammed: Legacy of a Prophet.” He is currently working with poet Jennifer Ferraro on a forthcoming translation of Turkish Sufi poets entitled Quarreling with God: Mystic Songs of the Dervishes of Turkey.

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