Poet, writer, actor. He
was born in Prizren/ Kosovo on February 1, 1951. His real name is Agim Rifat.
His nickname is Yeşeren. He was graduated from
He worked as a lawyer in
different companies (1977-90), worked as a writer and a proofreader in Tan
newspaper (1991-93). Because of the oppressive regime he resigned his job and
got involved in business (1993). In 1973, he established the “Çiviler” theater
group. He reawakened the theatre when it was oblivion. He established the
Yeşeren Cabaret Theatre which was the first private theatre of Kosovo Turks
(2000). This was also the first private Turkish theatre of the Balkans. His
plays also were staged in
His articles were published in Yeni Dönem (Prizren, 1999) newspaper; his poems were published in Esin journal. He performed radio shows in Prizren Radio after 1999. In 1984, his book 34 Rubai Daha was chosen as the best book of 1969-1984 eras, in 1988, his book Tek Çift was chosen as the book of the year by Kosovo Writers Association. He won the first prize with his play Eksi Artı (Minus Pılus) in Knyajeevats theatre Festival, the second prize in Ferzovik Theatre Festival (1982), two special prizes in Kula Theatre Festival. In 2000, Doğru Yol Culture and Art Association gave him the International Süleyman Brina Balkans Turkish Culture Service Award. He became the member of Kosovo Turkish Writers Association.
Agim Rifat’s story construction “is very different than all the other writers of us. He is different about choosing the topic, dealing and approaching to it. It is probable to see this. His power of perception is huge. He has a huge saving of ideas. He has a huge fantasy extension. He has a huge knowledge that you can feel it. He has deep consideration. It is obvious that it wasn’t hard for him to choose the topic; it is like the topics flow automatically. The core is deep as well as form. There is nothing left to coincidence.” (Nusret Dişo Ülkü)
In his children books “ Yeşeren establishes the dialogs, masterfully, friendly, stealthily with the animals, plants and objects, he established the dialogs milky, softly and comfortably, he make them speak, he speaks with them and presents their personalities. If they have good sides– they have, he gush over them, if they have bad sides- they have, he warns them, condemn them, tell the kids to stay away from them. This is the aim: underline the bad and negative sides. Underlining them and taking the attention on their negative and bad sides.” (Muhtar Acemi)
POETRY: 34 Rubai Daha (1979), Daha Güzel (1981), Ufak Tefek Şiirler (1985), Bıktım Şiirden (1985), Deneykap (1987), Şeşbeş Dübeş (1992).
CHILDREN’S POETRY: Ne mi Olmak İsterim Ne mi Olmak İstemem (children’s poetry, 1983), Tek Çift (1988).
STORY: Hususi Su (1991).
PLAY: Minus Plus (1982), Eşek Muhabbeti (1998), Payton Feneri 1 (2001), Payton Feneri 1 (2001), Payton Feneri 2 (2002), Doktor Palyaço (2004).
TV PLAY (Priştine TV’de): Evlenmek Derdi (1979), Simidimin Tablası (1983), Eşek Muhabbeti (adaptation, 1998).
RADIO PLAY (Priştine Radyo-su’nda): Yeni Yıl Armağanları (1980), Ne mi Olmak İsterim Ne mi Olmak İstemem (1980).
REFERENCE: Altay Suroy / Mendo Kimdir? (Tan, 21.6.1975), Nusret Dişo Ülkü / Anlatışı Yalın Ozan (Birlik, 4.5.1982)-Edebiyatımızın Abu Zemzem Suyu mu? (Birlik, 11.4.1992), Aziz Serbest / Yeşeren’in Yapıtlarında Sevda Şiirleri ve Cinsellik (Tan, 9.6.1984)-Şiir Üzerine A. Rifat Yeşeren’le Söyleşi (Tan gazetesi, 31.12.1988)-Yugoslavya Türk Şiirine Dikkat (Tan, 24.1.1990), Reşit Hanadan / Şiirimizde Yeni Bir Deyişin Muştucusu (Tan, 12.1.1985), Hasan Mercan / Kalıcılığa Merhabalar (Tan, 7.1.1985), Avni Abdullah / Biz Bıkmadık Şiirinden (Tan, 20.6.1987), Fahri Mermer / Yazınımızın İlk Rubaileri (Tan, 13.10.1990), Bayram İbrahim / A. R. Yeşeren’in Öykülerinde Zaman Kavramı (Tan, 9.11.1991), 5. Uluslararası Süleyman Brina Balkanlar Türk Kültürü Hizmet Ödülü (Yeni Dönem gazetesi, 12.10.2000), Hasan Mercan / Balkanlarda Çağdaş Türk Şiiri Antolojisi (2000), Muhtar Acemi / Bir Zamanlar Bir Edebiyat Vardı (2004).