Burcu Sahin

Burcu Sahin was born in 1993 and resides in Rinkeby, Stockholm. Her debut poetry collection Broderier (“Embroideries”) was published in 2018 by Sweden’s largest publishing house Albert Bonniers. The collection was 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. In 2020 her translation of Gloria Anzaldúa’s essay Speaking in Tongues will be published at Modernista.


Burcu’s  participation forms part of Hear My Voice’s international poetry residency taking place from the 30th August – 11th September 2023 made possible through the support of the Göteborgs Litteraturhus.