Author(s): Elif OKSUZ GUNES
Kemal Özer began his literary life with narrative, and later turned to poetry. Under the influence of the ‘Ikinci Yeni’ (Second New), in 1970’s he started writing poetry influenced by the socialist line. In his works, the poet expressed the social and political events, which took place in the society at that time, from his own point of view. Intervening Images, Which was published in 1983, depicts the city in which the horror, disturbance and silence prevailed under the impact of the coup d'état after 12 September. He either directly tells or senses what needs to be done in the face of pressure. There is a reaction to pain, silence, authority in A Respond poem in the book. In this study, the poem was evaluated in terms of both social and individual psychology. In the social stratum, there are social reminiscences of the coup period. The psychological layer was considered as the continuation and complement of the social layer.