Born in 1979 in La Vallée aux Loups, near Paris, Yekta is a French poet and musician. Since 2006, he has been published in many poetry reviews, in several anthologies and he has released four poetry books (Veilleur sans visage, 2009, Editions Le Grand Incendie; Registre des Ombres, 2013, Editions L’oreille du Loup; Le mangeur de reflets, 2016, Editions Transignum; Brisées pour l’étranger, 2018, Editions Petra).
He participated in international festivals in Charleville-Mézières (Ailleurs poétiques, France, 2009 & 2010), Namur (Festival International de la Poésie, Belgium, 2010), Antwerp (Felix Poetry Festival, Belgium, 2016), Genova (Parole Spalancate, Italy, 2016), Ledbury (Ledbury Poetry Festival, United-Kingdom, 2017), Ptuj (Days of Poetry and Wine, Slovenia, 2017), Umeå (Littfest, Sweden, 2018) and Struga (Struga Poetry Evenings, Macedonia, 2018). His poems have been translated into English, Croatian, Spanish, Flemish, Italian, Macedonian, Slovenian and Swedish.
Since 2014, he has been a member of the jury for The Poem in Prose Prize organized by the Association des Amis de Louis Guillaume. He is involved in the French-English Poetry Festival and he is in charge of several tasks in its magazine, La Traductière, an international review of poetry and visual arts. He is also a member of the Versopolis Project.
As a musician, performer, narrator and singer, Yekta collaborates to several projects linked to poetry and works with different musicians. He has composed the soundtrack from the videopoems Statue (2015) and The Way of dreams (2016) of Director Nicolas Sandanassamy. In 2016, he released his first piano E.P. which accompanied the book Le mangeur de reflets.