Ahmet Hamdi Tanpınar is one of the versatile author of Turkish literature. Tanpınar proved himself in different types of literary texts but above all he sees himself as a poet. The impressions of Tanpınar, who spent his childhood and youth in different cities due to his father's profession, are effective in creating his aesthetics. In addition to these, his own style is influenced by the people he knows and loves, especially his teacher Yahya Kemal. After all, the emphasis on emotion and musical elements in poetry, dream motif, concepts of time and eternity, contrasts, perfection in language are the key words of his poetical style. Tanpınar does not have any work published under the name of poetics. He wrote his views on poetry in various magazines and newspapers. Zeynep Kerman compiled these articles of him, expressing his views on poetry, under the name of "Articles on Literature" (Edebiyat Üzerine Makaleler). Tanpınar expresses his poetic thoughts and the basis of these thoughts in his articles titled "Letter to the Young Girl from Antalya and Kerkük Memories". His letters, diaries, interviews, and poems are first-hand sources of his poetics. The aim of this study is classifying Tanpınar's poetics and to analyzing his poem named "Everything Is Local In Its Place" in terms of its suitability to his poetical style.
Ahmet Hamdi Tanpınar, poetics, dream, time, Everything is in Its Place