Insaf Yalcinkaya is a Kurdish poet born in Dersim in the Turkish part of Kurdistan.

After Bachelor degree she taught in primary and secondary schools. She was a political activist, and also Political Consultancy Advisor.

She has also shown ceramics in several art exhibitions. Her articles have been published in national and local magazines and newspapers in Turkey. She has started to collect her poems. After she moved to Ireland to translate her poems into English.

Her poems are published in Correspondences an anthology to call for an end to direct provision by Stinging Fly, in the MASI journal by MASI, in Flare 14 and Flare 15 by Dublin’s Sunflowers Session. Also she contributed with a poem to Pendemic.ie

She is a member of Dublin Writer’s Forum since September 2017. Also she joined Poetry in The Park Killarney.

She is member of Catherine Young’s Dance Group. She involved the Big Bang Rhythm festival 2018-2019 in Dublin and Several times in Kerry as a member of Catherine Young’s Dance Group.

She read her poems during some poetry events open mic in Dublin and Killarney. For instance during Kilmainham and Inchicore festival 2017, Poetry in Ireland At Cabra library open mic, Inchicore Library open mic, Books Upstairs as a reader. At Lord Edward, Sunflower Session as a reader. She was a performers at the Phizzfest –  Phibsborough Community & Arts Festival 16th January 2020.

She contributed a her art a group show called Transhumance / the Nomadic Artist:part of this land on 25th February 2020 at Phizzfest-The Space /Dublin.

She was member of Killarney Drama Circle where she involved as a player and a musicians.

She likes art, music,  drama and dance.