Erkut Tokman is a Turkish poet, actor,visual artist,editor and translator was born in İstanbul in 1971. He used to live respectively in London,Bucharest,Milan, İzmir and Istanbul where he studied also continiously poetry, modern dance and acting yet he currently lives in İstanbul. He is the president of İntercultural Poetry and Translation Academy of Turkey (IPTAT) and the member of Turkish and İtaly P.E.N working in WiPC (Writers in Prison Committee). He worked as editor in Yasakmeyve-literary review of Turkey and Levure Litteraire (France/Germany/USA)and currently works as columnist for Artfulliving.com.tr and TersDergi. He is one of the founder of AÇIK ŞİİR (OPEN POETRY) movement which mainly is dedicated to performance poetry in a way of Avangard and Interdisciplinary. He has five poetry book published the latest one called Lupoc-published at 2019. His interviews with Orhan Pamuk, Joyce Carol Oates, Adonis, Aslı Erdoğan, Milo De Angelis, Knut Odegard etc. published international magazines such as WLT, İtalian PEN review, Poesis International He won İtalian Ministery of Culture Translation award -2019;“Messina Citta di Arta” international poetry prize and “Salvotore Quasimodo Jaci Poetry Award” in Italy.