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Inventor of her own language!
Renowned Berlin poet Zehra Çirak, recipient of prestigious literary prizes such as the Friedrich-Hölderlin-Förderpreis and the Adelbert von Chamisso Prize has been praised for the evocative and inventive manner in which she uses language. Born in Istanbul, she grew up in a small town in Germany and left school at sixteen to learn to be a cosmetician. Barely out of her teens, she published her first volume of poetry Flugfänger, featuring artwork by sculptor Jürgen Walter with whom she lives and works in Berlin. Here, Marilya Veteto Reese, who was among the first U.S. Germanists to interview and write about Turkish-German writers interviews Çirak for S2S.