Alev Adil was born in Cyprus. She left after the war in 1974 and now lives in London. Her first collection of poetry Venus Infers was published in 2004. Alev has reviewed for The Times Literary Supplement, The Independent and The Financial Times and lectures at the University of Greenwich where she is head of the Department of Creative, Critical and Communication Studies. Her poetry has appeared in magazines including Agenda, Mantis and Body Politic and in anthologies including Hungry for You ed. Joan Smith, Stepmother Tongue ed. Mehmet Yashin and Cypriot Identities ed. Karin B. Costello. Her film-poems Hotel Amnesia and Dead Zone have been screened in group shows at the PM Gallery and the Stephen Lawrence Gallery in London. She has performed her poetry at a number of venues in London including the Hampstead Theatre, the Shaw Theatre and the Jazz Café and has appeared at poetry festivals in the UK, Turkey, Lithuania, Cyprus and the Cuirt Literary Festival in Galway, Ireland.
Her latest book, Venus Infers, is available to amazon.com
See Alev’s photography at www.flickr.com/photos/alevadil