Poet, children’s literature writer (b. 2 January 1955, Uğurlu village /
He studied as a lecturer of copywriting at
His first poem was published in the magazine Pınar in 1976. His poems and essays were published in the magazines of Pınar (1976), Nesil, Gerçek, Küçük Dergi, Kültür ve Sanat, Hisar, Türk Edebiyatı, Yönelişler, Argos, Mavera, Yedi İklim, Diriliş, Kaşgar and Dergâh. He has done research on mass communication devices and cultural change. He has concentrated on children’s literature since 1979. He published the Children’s Literature Almanac for three years starting in 1987.
He received the Historical Heritage Protection Foundation Encouragement Award at the Hegira Poetry Competition (1979), the Kayseri Artists Association Award for Children’s Literature (1983), the Children’s Literature Award from the Writers Union of Turkey (1984). With the series called “Our Children’s Literature from Yesterday to Today” which contained 39 radio programs he received the Historical Heritage Protection Foundation and the Journalists Association of Turkey Radio Program Award (1986); with the TV children’s program Gülücük (The Smile), he received the 1986 Award of the Historical Heritage Protection Foundation (with Ekrem Oymak); with the book Kuş Ağacı (Bird’s Tree), he won the UNESCO Asia Culture Center Illustrated Children’s Book Award in 1992 (with Dr. Nazan Erkmen). Some of his books have been translated into Romanian and Macedonian. His poems have been composed as children songs.
FAIRY-TALE: Masal Mektuplar (Fairytale letters, 1983), Altın Kiremitli Saray (A Palace Made Of Golden Tiles, 1983), Leyleğin Aklı (Mind of the Stork, 1983), Bilgi Ağacı (Information Tree, 1983), Yüzük Taşı (Ring Stone, 1983), Kar Altında Bir Kelebek (A Butterfly Under the Snow, 1988), Guguklu Saatin Kumrusu (Dove of the Cuckoo Clock, 1989), Keloğlan’ın Oyunu (Keloğlan’s Game, 1992), Bülbül ile Leylek (The Nightingale and the Stork, 1992), Aslankuş (Lion Bird, 1992), Her Çocuğun Bir Yıldızı Var (Each Child Has a Star), Mavi Rüyalar Gören Çocuk (The Child Who Has Blue Dreams), Aşk Olsun Çocuğum Aşk Olsun (Well-done My Child, Well-done!), Geceleri Çalan Kedi (The Cat Who Plays the Harmonica at Night), Dünyaya Gülen Adam (The Man Smiling at the World), Bir Şemsiyem Olsa Kuşlardan (I Wish I Had an Umbrella Made of Birds).
CHILDREN’S POETRY: Gökyüzü Çiçekleri (Sky Flowers, 1983), Bebeğin Duası (The Prayer of a Baby, 1985), Çocuk Kalbimdeki Kuş (The Bird in My Childish Heart, 1991), Yıldız Sayan Ağaç (The Tree Counting the Stars, 2002).
CHILDREN’S STORY: Her Çocuğun Bir Yıldızı Var (Each Child Has a Star, 1993).
ESSAY: Çocuk Yüzlü Yazılar (Children’s Faces in Writing, 1998).
POETRY: Rüya Saati (Dream Clock, 1998).
RESEARCH: Yayıncılık Televizyon Çocuk ve Aile (Broadcasting Television, Children and the Family, 1988), Çocukluğun Kozası (The Cocoon of Childhood, 1998), Gösteri Çağı Çocukları (Children at the Age of Demonstration, 1989), Masal Atlası (Fairytale Map, 1998), Kuşatılmış Çocukluğun Öyküsü (The Story of a Surrounded Childhood, 1999), Çocuk Edebiyatı (Children’s Literature, 2002).
SPEECH: Çocuğa Adanmış Konuşmalar (Conversations Devoted to Children, 1998).
ANTHOLOGY-ANNUAL: Masal Çocuk (Dream Child, 1984), Çocuk Edebiyatı Yıllığı (Annual of Children’s Literature, 1987,1988,1989), Kaf Dağındaki Uçurtma (The Kite Over the Fabulous Mountain, 1990), Ninni Bebeğim Ninni (Lullaby For My Baby, lullaby and lullaby poem anthology, 1996), Bir Varmış Bir Yokmuş (Once Upon A Time, 1998).
JOURNAL: Hayat Gibi (Like Life).