Dr. Hasan Erkek, a poet, a playwright and a professor of drama. He has been awarded more than 20 prizes. He published 25 artistic and scientific books in 13 different countries (Turkey, France, Spain, Germany, Russia, Croatia, Armenia, Georgia, Bulgaria, Romania, Albania, Azerbaijan, Hong Kong).
His works in his academic career have focused on the art of drama. His plays were performed by more than 40 theatres from different countries, including primarily Turkish national theatres. Furthermore, he wrote radio plays (approximately 20 radio plays were broadcast by national radios in Turkey) and film scripts (some of them were filmed).
One of his specialization fields is theatre for children and young people. Hasan Erkek took part and presented papers in many international theatre festivals and symposiums. He has more than a hundred articles published in various journals and newspapers.
He has been giving play reading, dramaturgy, dramatization, creative writing, drama techniques and contemporary theatre courses in various departments of universities.
Hasan Erkek has worked as an Executive Board Member and Vice-president in ASSITEJ Turkey, and the president of Turkish Playwrights and Play Translators Association as well as the Head of the Department of Performing Arts at Anadolu University.
SWEET LULLABY OF LOVE
Translated by Numan Kılıç and Jonathan Ross
Come knock on my door every morning
bringing the scent of bread and flowers
become a sweet hum and glide inside
dissolve the gloom in the room
caress the ruminative, resentful books,
shaking and waking them up to love
What would you say if I
dabbed a drop of happiness on your lips, then with each kiss
let it grow and spread to your whole body?
What if I made my dreams a pillow for you to lean on
if I set up a swing in the most vivacious corner of your voice
if I swayed back and forth between love and passion?