Wendy loved Songs FromTwo Continents and wanted to know more about what cultures had influenced Moris Farhi"s writing, and if he was still writing poetry:
Wendy: Why is the book called 'Songs from two Continents?
Moris: The ‘two continents' are Asia and Europe. I was born in Ankara, in Turkish Asia, and spent my youth there before moving to Istanbul. Then for the last 50 years or so I lived and worked in the UK. Thus, in terms of culture and sensibilities, I'm a product of those two continents. ‘Songs' refers to a tradition in Turkish folklore which advocates that poems should not only be read and recited, but also sung.