Nom, Ibrahim

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NOM, IBRAHIM (Avram Naon , 1870–1947), Turkish poet and lawyer. A successful *Istanbul attorney, he was prominent in Turkish literary life, publishing a review and writing for leading periodicals. A collection of his verse, Kalbi Șikeste ("Broken Heart"), appeared in 1901. Other poems, some of which inspired popular Turkish songs, were published from 1938 until 1947 in the Ladino paper La Boz de Türkiye. Nom is said to have pioneered the use of the acrostic in Turkish poetry.

[Shmuel Moreh]