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Born and raised in Turkey, hülya n. yılmaz, Ph.D. started her formal writing career in the U.S. A Liberal Arts faculty at Penn State, Dr. yılmaz has an extensive teaching career in German, Comparative Literature and Turkish studies. Advanced-level creative writing constitutes her most prominent instructional focus and area of expertise. Her academic publications and treatises dwell on the literary reflections of cross- and inter-cultural influences between the West and the Islamic East and on non-Western gender issues. A member of the Academy of American Poets and Director of Editing Services at Inner Child Press, Ltd, Dr. yılmaz served as editorial consultant for academic articles and books as well as a large number of literary manuscripts with her substantial experience in book evaluations, critiques, developmental editing and literary translations.

Dr. yılmaz has authored Trance, a collection of poems in English, German and Turkish in which her own German to English and Turkish to English translations emerge; co-authored An Aegean Breeze of Peace, a collection of poems in English with Demetrius Trifiatis, and has most recently published her Aflame, a book of a literary genre hybrid. Her poems appeared in excess of fifty international anthologies. Her short prose (including feature articles, professional prefaces, introductions, forewords and epilogues) has been published in poetry collections of national and international makeup. Two of hülya’s poems were distinguished on April 15, 2017 through inclusion in a poetry exhibition that is the second in the U.S. –TelePoem Booth, a permanent public art installation in State College, PA.

Hülya views it as critical for everyone to understand a deeper sense of self. She writes creatively to attain and nourish a more comprehensive understanding and development of our humanity.