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George Messo is a poet, translator, and editor. His books include From the Pine Observatory (2000), Entrances (2006), and Hearing Still (forthcoming, 2009). He has written two books in Turkish: Aradaki Ses (The In-between Voice, 2005) and Avrupa'nın Küçük Tanrıları (The Little Gods of Europe, 2007). His translations include İlhan Berk's Leaf about to Fall: Selected Poems (Salt, 2006) which was shortlisted for the Popescu European Translation Prize, Madrigals (Shearsman, 2008), Berk's epic poetic trilogy The Book of Things (forthcoming, Salt 2008), and the anthology İkinci Yeni: The Turkish Avant-Garde (Shearsman, 2009). He is the former editor of Near East Review.