"Player Poet" Sunay Akin and the Defeated World by the Toys"

Saltik E.

MILLI FOLKLOR, no.94, pp.137-151, 2012 (AHCI) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: Issue: 94
  • Publication Date: 2012
  • Journal Name: MILLI FOLKLOR
  • Journal Indexes: Arts and Humanities Citation Index (AHCI), Scopus, TR DİZİN (ULAKBİM)
  • Page Numbers: pp.137-151
  • Eskisehir Osmangazi University Affiliated: No


In the works of Sunay Akin, who is known as a poet, researcher, and story teller, there are plenty of elements reflecting the 'responsible identity' of a poet-who says "I couldn't be the president of the poem republic but my bother was to be able to be 'the caring president"-such as children, game, toy, human, life, past, warand peace are primariesof this. Sunay Akin has worked on these themes with the concept of 'children and their belongings' by this means he has provided to make the cultural elements continue. According to Akin, 'toy' is the symbol of 'life' and only a sensible poet can convey the necessary message to his readers by using this symbol. Only the poet/writer touching on everything about life in an excited and sensible way can mention about 'children and toys' in his works and articles. His aim is to convert the world into a place which is worth for living. Aim of this article, to present where the poet's world and children's world come together in our culture, what kind of a life it creates, and it also aims to present the role in this culturel transposability.