Müesser Yeniay was born in İzmir. Her recent books include Before Me There Were Deserts (2014), Modern Readings in Turkish Literature (2016), and Permanent Talk with the Beloved (2017).  She has translated the poetry of Ronny Someck, Attila F. Balazs, and Vietnamese poets Mai Van Phan and Nguyễn Quang Thiều. Her poetry books have been translated and published in the US, Hungary, France, India, Colombia, Spain, and Vietnam. She is the editor of the literature magazine Şiirden (of Poetry). She is currently pursuing a PhD in Turkish literature at Bilkent University, Ankara.

 

Menstruation

Müesser Yeniay

                           Postfeminismus

 

 

Silence becomes word

drop by drop

 

I am a woman, a poet

in this nothingness

that batters my body

 

egg that leaves my womb

every month

has a legend

in my body

 

it has a trace

 

my womenhood

my Achilles toe

 

my dog that barks every month

               

                              a man can't be a poet

                              a man can be a pen for a poet