Poet and writer (b. 1925, Avanos / Nevşehir – d. 16 August 2001, İstanbul). He completed his primary education in Avanos and elementary in Yozgat. He graduated from İstanbul University, Faculty of Letters, Department of Turkish Language and Literature (1952). He worked at the Press and Tourism Directorate, News Department after having worked as a teacher for a time. He studied Swiss Language and Literature in Swiss where he settled in 1968. He worked as a translator for a time (1972- 77). He was an instructor of Turkish at Stockholm University (1978- 90). He retired in 1990.
His poetry has been published in the reviews Yedigün, Yeditepe, Dost, Türk Dili and Varlık since 1990. He won Turan Dursun Study-Research Award that was held by the review Aydınlık in 2000 with his book Tanrıları Nasıl Yarattık (How Did We Create the Gods?). He is buried in Ankara.
POETRY: Yalnızlar (The Lonely Ones, 1958), Seviden Yana (For Love, 1968), Güneşe Açılmak (Sailing to the Sun, 1978), Yanık Topraklar (Burn Lands, 1978), Burdan Öte (Away From Here, 1981), Kırmızı Horoz (The Red Cock, 1981), Toprak ve İnsan (The Soil and The Man, 1982), Denize Karşı (Across the Sea, 1983), Görünümler (Views, 1986), Göçebe Yağmuru (The Immigrant Rain, 1988), Önceki Adam (The Man Before, 1988), Kiraz Ağacı (The Cherry Tree, 1988), Anamız Ağlamış Bizim (Our Mother Cried, 1989), Ayçiçekleri (The Sunflowers, 1989), Gece Yakılan Türküler (Songs that were Burned at Nights, 1989), Güneşler Uyumaz (The Suns Do Not Sleep, 1989), Milyonlar Kalkıyor Ayağa (Millions Rise, 1989), Sular Sessiz Akmaz (The Water Does Not Flew Silent, 1991), Şol Cennet Kuşları (Those Birds of Paradise, 1991), Çün Zaman Ermiştir (Because The Time Has Come, 1991), İdris Böyle Dedi (İdris Said So, 1991), Huriler ve Gılmanlar (Man and Woman Mistresses As a Gift in Paradise, 1991), Aliyi Veliyi Anlattım Diye (For I Told About Ali and Veli, 1991), Gelin Dostlar Bir Olalım (Come Friends Let Us Be the One, 1991), Anı Dahi Anda Asmışlar (They Hang Even the Moment At the Moment, 1991), Bir Öğle Üstü (A Midday, 1992), Ağaca Tırmanan Adam (The Man Climbing the Tree, 1992), Açlık ve Savaş (The Hunger and War, 1992), Gece Işığa Doğru (Towards the Light at Night, 1992), Tanrılar Ölüyor (The God Are Dying, 1992), Nalları Ağır Atlar (Horses Whose Shoes are Heavy, 1993), Bir Elim Anadolu (My One Hand is Anatolia, 1993), Ana Uyandır Beni (Mother Wake me Up, 1994), Tabancamın İpek Bağı (The Silk Tie of My Gun, 1994), Ve Bedrettin (And Bedrettin, 1995), Acı Sıcak (Bitter Hot, 1999).
NOVEL: Yarınları Beklerken (Waiting for Tomorrows, 1982).
ANTHOLOGY: Halk Edebiyatı Antoloji (Folk Literature Anthology, 1982).
ESSAY-RESEARCH: Yunus Emre (1982), Sanat ve Erotizm (Art and Erotism, 1988), Evren-bilim ve Tanrı Kavramı (Universe- Science and God Notion, 1992), Evren ve Yeraltı (Universe and Underworld, 1990), Tabancamın İpek Bağı (The Silk Tie of My Gun, 1994), Huluppu Ağacı (Huluppu Tree, 1999), Tanrıları Nasıl Yarattık? (How Did We Create the Gods?, 2000), Şarabı Tanrılarla Yudumladık (We Sipped the Wine with Gods, 2001), Vladimir Mayakovski-Yaşamı, Sanatı, Şiirleri (Vladimir Mayakovsky, translation and research, 2002).
He has also translations.