Alison Tanik

2023 Fellow

Alison Tanik

Poems Inspired by Southeastern Turkey

Alison is an incredibly talented poet, performer, and playwright, and long-time friend of API. She spent many years working and living in the region, including 7 years in the village of Yuvacalı in southeastern Turkey. You can follow Alison on Instagram or X (formerly Twitter).

We're thrilled to be able to share pieces inspired by Alison's 2023 visit!



'The magic of small things'

'Visiting the Turkish-Syrian Border, August 2023'

Photo by Ty Phillips

'Village Conversations in Mesopotamia, 19 August 2023'

'village school, kurdistan'

village school, kurdistan