Poet (b. 31 May 1951, Konya). He attended Ankara Kubilay Primary School (1963) and graduated from Akşehir High School (1970) and Ankara University, Faculty of Language, History and Geography, Department of Russian Language and Literature (1974). He went to Germany after having worked as a redactor at Sol Publications (1976) and as a librarian at the National Library (1976-80). He has worked as a teacher in Berlin since 1980.
His first poem, Sevinin Öyküsü (The Story of Love), was published in the review Türkiye Yazıları (issue: 7, October 1977) and his later work was published in reviews such as Tarih ve Toplum, Milliyet Sanat, Varlık, Gösteri, Adam Sanat, Bahçe, Cumhuriyet Kitap, Köken, Oluşum, Türkiye Yazıları etc. He has translated from Russian. He has published books in German. He won the 1991 Orhon Murat Arıburnu Poetry Award with his book Düşkuyusu (Dream Well) and the 1996 Ceyhun Atuf Kansu Poetry Award with his book Taşı Sula (Water the Stone). Eight of his poetry books have been published. The first volume of his work Üçyüz Yıldır Türkler Berlin’de (Turks Have been in Berlin for Three Hundred Years) was published by Ararat Verlag in Berlin (1983). Gültekin Emre also prepared the Yarım Damla – Almanya’daki Türk Şiiri Antolojisi (Half a Drop – Anthology of Turkish Poetry in Germany, 1993). He administered the Parantez Şiir review that was published in seventeen issues (April 1986 – October 1987) and the review Şiir-lik that was published in fifty-five issues (February 1994 – September 1998).
POETRY: Kurşunî Bir Siperde (In a Gray Shelter,
1980), Bizsiz Gibi (Like Being
Without Us, 1983), Gece Düşleri (Night
Dreams, 1985, Frankfurt), Aşk ve
Minyatürler (Love and Miniatures,
COLLECTION: Yarım Damla / Almanya'daki Türk Şiiri (Half a Drop – Anthology of Turkish Poetry in Germany, 1993), Türk Edebiyatında Berlin (Berlin in Turkish Literature, 2003).
His translations have also been published.