Poet (b. 11 March 1891, İstanbul – d. 18 October 1949, Ankara). He attended primary and secondary school in Thessalonica, Skopje and İstanbul. He received higher education at Mülkiye Mektebi (School of Political Sciences) (1913). He was recruited to the Ministry of War and served as a consul in Bucharest (1915) and then as first consul in the same city (1916). He met Ahmet Hikmet Müftüoğlu in Budapest and married a French woman. On his return home, he was appointed to the Directorate of Legislative Works in the Province of Edirne. He divorced his wife and married the daughter of Fahri Paşa. Later on, he worked as the Head of Business Management at the Chair of Economics (1936) and as the Undersecretary of the Ministry of Employment. He was dismissed from his office after he joined the Democrat Party and became a parliamentary candidate. His later years were lived in relative poverty. He is buried in Cebeci Graveyard.
His first poems, which were published in the review Şehbal (1912-14), were influenced by the “Scientific Wealth Movement”. Later, he used syllabic meter in his poems and joined the “Nationalist Literature Movement”. One of the famous “Five-Syllable” poets, Enis Behiç’s most famous poems are the lyric ones, those weaved with nationalist feelings. In addition, he wrote lyrical and theosophical poems by necromancy, which he claimed was inspired by Çedikçi Süleyman Çelebi, the mevlevi sheikh. Ömer Fevzi Mardin wrote a work of three volumes with the title Varidat-ı Süleyman Çelebi (Virtues of Süleyman Çelebi, 1951) on these sessions of necromancy.
Miras (Heritage, 1927), Vâridat-ı Süleyman (Virtues of Süleyman Çelebi, inspiration by Çedikçi Süleyman Efendi, 1949), Miras ve Güneşin Ölümü (Heritage and the Death of the Sun, with a study by Dr. Fethi Tevetoğlu, 1951).
In addition, he translated six or seven works from western writers.
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