Burcu Sahin

is a poet based in Stockholm. Her debut poetry collection ‘Broderier’ (‘Embroideries’) was published in 2018 and awarded that year’s Katapult debut prize by Sweden’s Writers’ Union. In the same year Sahin’s chapbook ‘Älskade syskon’ (‘Beloved Siblings’) was part of the Nordic poetics series Autor Chap. Sahin has studied creative writing at Biskops-Arnö, and is now a teacher at the same school.


Cover for: Texts without words

Textiles are more than just yarn – they are memory. Migrants pack them in their bags to recreate the homes they have lost. Burcu Sahin explores the timeless language encoded in stitching.

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