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Pioneer of Second New Discourse, Unwilling of Second New Poetry: Sezai Karakoç

Sezai Karakoç who entered into the literary world with his poems published in the early 1950’s is one of the significant poets of modern Turkish poetry. Karakoç has a remarkable role in the trend called “Second New Poetry” starting from 1950’s and ending in the early 1960’s. This role becomes distinct with his essays rather than with his poems. He published essays announcing this poetry movement in the periodical titled Şiir Sanatı (Art of Poetry) issued by himself. Additionally, this periodical became short-lived media organ of a “meeting of friends”, as well. This meeting of friends set the discourse of Second New Poetry on the “Art and Literature” pages of the Pazar Postası journal (Sunday Post journal). Sezai Karakoç was seen as pioneer of the discourse of Second New Poetry with his articles on poetics, his polemics and his critiques published in the Sunday Post. In this article, first, it is intended to briefly draw attention to the two poets who became influential and popular in the modern Turkish poetry on the eve of 1950’s; then Sezai Karakoç’s role, effectiveness and influence within Second New Poetry will be evaluated with reference to the periodicals in the 1950’s and his place within Second New Poetry will be made clear.

Yahya Kemal Beyatlı, Wretch Poetry (First New), Second New Poetry, Second New Discourse, Sezai Karak