Where Are You, Susie Petschek ?
They inhabit the large landscapes of Turkish life - steppes and forests, seas and mountains - and also an extended world of modern politics. Many of the poems are personal, concerned with the poet's own family, his father's story, the names of his children, and yet they have the impersonality of old stories and tales.
"When I was a kid in Croydon, there was a man who proudly walked the streets with a singing bird on his shoulder. Perhaps a blackbird. Anyway, a reader of this book, when he steps out of one of Çapan's poems on to the street of some foreign city, will feel like that man with a bird on his shoulder." - John Berger