I've just visited Istanbul, for the third time in the last three years. Again, I used the time to read as much Turkish poetry in translation as possible. As ever Nazim Hikmet, Edip Cansever, Ilhan Berk and Cemal Sureya have infused themselves into my reading and work in general. In searching for a reading of Sureya I found a massive spate of videos on youtube featuring Turkish poets being read over image montages and background music. Ive not seen anything like this before, at this frequently anyway, there are hundreds of these videos.