Poet (b. 3 July 1956, Adana). He graduated from the Ankara Economic and Commercial Sciences Academy, Department of Social Politics (1980). He completed the master (1990) and doctorate programs (1995) at Hacettepe University, Department of Educational Sciences. He worked as a lecturer at Hacettepe University.
His first short stories were published in a local newspaper called Yeni Adana. His poems and essays have been published in the reviews Yapıt, Petek, Türkiye Yazıları, Yeni olgu, Oluşum, Sesimiz, Varlık, Gösteri, Broy, Yeni Düşün, Su, Akdeniz, Edebiyat 81, Günümüzde Kitaplar, Süreç, Cumhuriyet Kitap, Sanat Rehberi and Çağdaş Türk Dili since 1976. He collected the Akademi Publishing House Poetry Achievement Award in 1984, the Yaşar Nabi Nayır Poetry Award in 1986, and the Ceyhun Atuf Kansu Poetry Award in 1990 with his poem titled Karşılaşma (Encounter).
POETRY: Yaşanan (The Lived, 1983), Bir Afişin Önünde (In Front of a Banner, 1986), Sınır ve Sonsuz (The Limit and the Infinite, 1988), Karşılaşma (Encounter, 1992), Uzak ve Eski (Distant and Old, 1995), Gece Tanıklığı (The Night Witness, 1999).
ANTHOLOGY: Şiir Sanatı (The Art of Poetry, a book in collaboration with Y.N. Nayır, 2004).