Judy Light Ayyildiz

Educator, Author, Speaker, Workshop Leader

Selected Works

Poetry
Front Cover Art work copyright permission for use by K. Kamal Ayyildiz “Foreword” to works by Dr. Erin Webster Garrett, Professor at Radford University
“Unforced and authentic, which is pretty rare today.”
–-William Packard, NYQ Review
a NOVEL based on an oral biography of a Turkish woman of the past century placed in a historical frame
This novel is a history of Turkey from 1900 to the present, from the sultanate to the republic, of wars, revolutions and the changes within a nation, of a family and of a woman, a saga, a love story between a man and woman and a woman with her country.
Memoir
Spiritual strength from moving, insightful, yet humorous stories of the people and experiences in Judy's life.
Fiction and Nonfiction, Children Ages 6-12
An American grandson of a Turkish immigrant learns about his Turkish and Ottoman heritage.

INTERVALS, APPALACHIA TO ISTANBUL

The poetry in this volume present an overview and reflection of the poet’s experiences with life begun in the foothills of West Virginia, Appalachia, a branching forth into other places—especially Istanbul and Anatolia—and then a returning at intervals to West Virginia and Virginia. Singly, many of the poems have been published in various places over many years. As a whole, the collection is a ring in which a life has been experienced while the poet has been audience to self in the ring.

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