Poet and writer
(b. 15 May 1934,
Known as the
“Tulip Poet" in the artistic media, Abdullah Satoğlu's first poem Erciyes'e (To Erciyes), was published in
Kayseri Halkevi Dergisi in 1949. His later poems and articles were published in the
reviews Orkun, Türk Sanatı, Erciyes,
Filiz, Boğaziçi, Çağrı, Gülpınar, Bahçe, Türk Edebiyatı, Millî Kültür and Türk Dili. He received the Kayseri Artists Association Folklore Award in 1982 and the
Service to Turkish Culture Award of the Folklore Association in 1996. Bearer of
a permanent press card, Abdullah Satoğlu has participated in several national
and international meetings and presented communiqués. His book Bir Demet Lale (A Bunch of Tulips) was
translated into Arabic (1996). Some of his poems have been set to music in
Turkish classical music compositions. He participated in the international
meeting “The Merbid Poetry Evenings” in
POETRY: Bir Demet Lâle (A Bunch of Tulips, 1956), Lâle Üstüne (About Tulips, 1971), Lâle Bahçelerinde (In the Gardens of Tulips, 1992), Gönlümde Açan Lâleler (Tulips that Blossom in my Heart, 1999).
COLLECTION - ANTHOLOGY: Kayseri Erciyes ve Çevresi (Kayseri, Erciyes and Surroundings, collaborative work, 1958), Âşık Hasan (Poet Hasan, 1958), Bahçe Şairleri Antolojisi (Anthology of Poems on Gardens, in collaboration with Erdoğan Ünver and Hüseyin Yurdabak, ?), Derdim Derdim Anadolu (I Gathered Anatolia, 1985), Mimar Sinan Şiirleri (Poems on Mimar Sinan, 1988), Kayseri Ansiklopedisi (Encyclopedia of Kayseri, 2002), Edebiyat Dünyamızdan Hoş Sedalar (Lovely Voices from our Literary World, 2004).
STUDY-RESEARCH: Kayseri-Erciyes ve Çevresi (Kayseri, Erciyes and their Surroundings, in collaboration with Asım Yahyaoğlu), Kayseri Pastırmacılığı (Dried Meat Production in Kayseri, 1960), Başlangıçtan Bugüne Kadar - Kayseri Şairleri (Poets of Kayseri-From Past to Present, 1962), Aşık Sefil Selimî’nin İlk Şiirleri (The First Poems of Aşık Sefil Selimi, 1963), Mevlânâ'nın Hocası Seyyid Burhaneddin (Seyyid Burhaneddin, the Teacher of Mevlana, 1968), Türk Şiirinde Lâle (Tulips in Turkish Poetry, 1970), Satoğlu Mehmet Ali Hoca (Satoğlu Mehmet Ali Hoca, 1972), Kayseri'nin Efsane Adamı Osman Kavuncu (Osman Kavuncu, the Legendary Man of Kayseri, 1977), Halk Şairi Molulu Revâî (Molulu Revai, the Folk Poet, 1980), Mimar Sinan Şiirleri Antolojisi (An Anthology of Poems on Mimar Sinan), Kayserililerin Ticaretteki Başarı Sırları (Secrets of the Kayseri’s Traders Success, 1995).