Poet and writer (B. 19 January 1946, Bahçekaya village / Maçka / Trabzon). He graduated from Trabzon High School (1964), Trabzon Fatih Institute of Education (1967) and the Anatolian University, Open University Faculty (1992). He started as a primary school teacher in Hacılar Village and continued to teach Turkish and literature at Beşikdüzü, Hamsiköy, Cumhuriyet Secondary Schools and Mamak (Ankara) Yavuz Sultan Selim Primary School. Later he lectured at Bilkent University, Faculty of Humanitarian Sciences and Literature.
His first poem was published in the newspaper Son Haber (Trabzon) on 26 October 1966. He published his other poems in reviews published in Yugoslavia and Germany as well as the journal Yansıma, Güney, Türkiye Yazıları, Dönemeç, Somut, Yaba, Temmuz, Abece, Çerçeve, Kuzeysu, Kıyı, Dize, Kiraz, etc. He managed Kıyı and Bilkent 4 Mevsim journals. He collected the Nevzat Üstün Poetry Achievement Award in 1981 and received an honourable mention at the Ömer Faruk Toprak Poetry Award Contest in 1982. He collected the İstanbul Radio Short Story Award of the radio program Gecenin İçinden in 1989, the Kökten Publishing House Short Story Award in 1991, the Unpublished Poetry Book Award at the Yunus Nadi Award Contest in 1993, the Cevdet Kudret Literature Award in 1998, the Trabzon Journalists Association Art of the Year Award in 2002, the Ceyhun Atuf Kansu Poetry Award with his work, Sözümüz Vardı (We Had A Promise) and the Sabahattin Sağıroğlu Services to Trabzon Award in 2002. He is a member of the Turkish Authors Association, Language Society, the PEN Writers Association and the Union of Education, Science and Culture Workers. His name was given to a street in Yuvaca Village near Söke.
POETRY: Ayrı Beraberlikler (Separate Unity, 1981), Günle Dokunan (Weaved by the Day, 1984), Gecenin Kanayan Yerinden (From the Bleeding Night, 1987), Söyle Yüzüm Tanığımsın (Declare My Face, You are My Witness.1990), Aşklar Yedeğinde Ömrümüzün (Love in Our Spare Lives, 1993), Aşkın Taç Yaprağı (Petal of Love, 1998), Sözümüz Vardı (We Had a Promise, 2001).
SHORT STORY: Çocuklar Varken (When We Had Children, 1995).
ESSAY-MEMOIR: Onlarla Yaşadım (I Lived with Them, 1995), Yıldızlar Geceyle Gelir (Stars Come with The Night, 1996), Sarkaç (Pendulum, 1998), Sesimi Rüzgara Verdim (I Gave My Voice to the Wind, 1999), Yüzün Yeryüzüdür (Your Face is the Earth, 2000), Bir Uzun Ölüm (A Long Death, collection, 2002), Sözün Kanatlarında (On the Wings of Words, 2002), Yolcu Yolun Nereye (Traveler Where are You Going?, 2004).
TRAVEL LITERATURE: Atlastan Bir Yeryüzü (An Earth Made with an Atlas, 1996).
INTERVIEW: Sordum Söylediler (I Asked, They Told, 1996).
BIOGRAPHY: Cumhuriyetimizin Korkusuz ve Coşkulu Şairi Şinasi Özdenoğlu/ Yaşamı-Sanatı-Şiiri (The Brave and Enthusiastic Poet of Our Republic, Şinasi Özdenoğlu/Life-Art-Poetry with Muzaffer Uyguner, 2000).
In addition he has contributed to collaborative books.