Poet and writer (b. 21 January 1958, İstanbul). He completed his secondary education at Haydarpaşa High School. He worked at the review Yeni Düşün and in De Publishing House, Dönemli and Simavi Publications. He was the assistant editor of the culture and art pages of the newspaper Güneş. He worked as the General Secretary of the Writers Syndicate of Turkey between 1991 and 1992. He prepared and presented literature programs for Flash TV, the Turkish Radio and Television Corporation’s Channel 2 and Yeditepe TV. He prepared short story selections on various subjects. He has been editor-in-chief of the review Varlık since 1990.
His poems and articles have been published in the reviews Yeni Olgu, Varlık, Hürriyet Gösteri, Milliyet Sanat and in the newspapers Güneş and Cumhuriyet. He came first at the 1996 Abdi İpekçi Letter Competition and won the 1996 Cemal Süreya and the 1997 Yunus Nadi Poetry Award with his book Geçtiği Her Şeyi Öpüyor Zaman (Time Kisses Everything It Passes) in 1997.
POETRY: Eksik Yaşam (Lacking Life, 1977), Sürçüyor Zaman (Life Stumbles, 1988), Her Şeyi Öpüyor Zaman (Time Kisses Everything It Passes, 1997).
INTERVIEW: Şair Çünkü Onlar (Because They are Poets, 1990), Şiir Uçar Söz Olur (A Poem Flies and Becomes the Word, interview with 16 poets, 1995).
CHILDREN’S LITERATUE: Mevlâna'dan Masallar (Tales from Mevlana, 1990).
He has also edited anthologies.
REFERENCE: Güngör Tekçe / Enver Ercan’dan Yaşama Sıkı Sıkı Sarılmış Şiirler (Cumhuriyet Kitap, 1.10.1998), Aslı Örnek / Âşık Katiller Antolojisi (Cumhuriyet Kitap, 6.10.2002), Mustafa Şerif Onaran / Kadın Duyarlığı (Cumhuriyet Kitap, 8.12.2005), İhsan Işık / Türkiye Yazarlar Ansiklopedisi (2001, 2004) – Encyclopedia of Turkish Authors (2005) - Resimli ve Metin Örnekli Türkiye Edebiyatçılar ve Kültür Adamları Ansiklopedisi (2007) – Ünlü Edebiyatçılar (Türkiye Ünlüleri Ansiklopedisi, C. 4, 2013) - Encyclopedia of Turkey’s Famous People (2013).