First Language(s): Turkish
Second Language(s): English, French, German
Born in 1994, Gamze is an Istanbul-Berlin-Internet based multimedia poet producing screen poetry as performance and video-art. She graduated from Yeditepe University with a bachelor’s in English Literature and Psychology. She is currently working toward a master’s degree at Freie University, Berlin. She mainly plays with lingual intimacy, bonafide fear, and the vulnerability of the human experience by trapping e/motions in digital space and time.-instagram and youtube @of.seatides
What was your favorite book as a child?
The Thief of Always by Clive Barker. Gave me the existential spooks.
Do you remember the original reason or motivation why you started writing creatively?
I loved words. I loved to play pretend, particularly with emotions. I loved navigating through a controlled kind of panic. I loved feeling like I was all there is. And even as a kid, I was pretty preoccupied with the fear of death, and I thought if I ever get it right, even just for once, the world wouldn’t have to end.
What was the most adventurous or thrilling thing you ever did/experienced?
Do you listen to music while reading or writing?
Not really, no. I have a habit of reading out what I have on the page so far to actually move forward most of the time. Music can get messy.
Issue Fall '19