Poet and writer (b. 1 February 1962, Oğlakkaya village / Bulanık / Muş). He is son of religious scholar Mehmet Arif Karakaya who was known with name Molla Arif. He started his primary education at Muş Korkut Boarding Primary School and completed at Beykoz Ortaçeşme Hacı Numan Primary School in İstanbul. He started his elementary education at Fevzi Çakmak Elementary School and continued his elementary education at Muş and Fenerbahçe Ferit İnal High Schools and completed at Patnos High School (1980). He worked as a director and even a carrier in Cağaloğlu. He was editor in chief in the review Mavera in 1988 and was the publication director of the review Dâvâ that he was one of the founders. He worked in the review Meydan for a little time (1990).
He found the review Kardelen with his friends in İstanbul and published it for four years. He moved to Van in 1995. He was one of the founders of the weekly newspapers Anadolu’nun Sesi and Gündemde Van in Van. He published the review Hazan (Van, 1990-91, 13 issues) with his friends. He published his other poetry in the reviews such as Mavera (1988), Dâvâ (1989), Bu Meydan (1990), Kardelen (1990-92) and Hazan. He is working as a Press-Publication Advisor of the Van Municipality since 1995 as well as his office at the local newspaper Şark Yıldızı as an editor-in-chief.
poetry: Kuşan Ey Yürek (Put on O Heart, anthology, with Mürsel Sönmez, 1988), Kerbela Ey Kerbela (Karbala Oh Karbala, 1989), Oralarda Bir Yerde Yüreğimi Bırakıp Gelmiştim (I Left My Heart Somewhere and I Had Come, 1990), İstanbul Sokakları (Streets of İstanbul, 1992, with the name Sayha, 1993), Ebced (Ebced, 1995), Epopeler (Epopees, 1996), Van Şiirlerinden Seçmeler (Selections from Van Poems, 1996), Kır Çiçeklerinin Ağıtı (The Elegy of the Wild Flower, 1997), Gece Sağanakları (Evening Downpours, 2002), Yalnızlık Gridir Biraz (Loneliness is A Bit Gray, 2003).
essay: Dokunmadan Geçemediğim (Thing That I Can not Pass without Touching, 1990, expanded edition, 1997), Erguvanî Yazılar (Purple Writings, 2002).
novel: Mazlum Halepçe (Compliant Halepçe, 1991), Başımız Döndü İnkılâplardan (We Are Confused from the Revolutions, 1992), Ay Karanlıktı (Moon Was Dark, 1993), Yurdunu Arayan Ölüm (The Death Searches His Country, 1994), Savunma (The Defense, 1995).
SHORT-STORY: Burada Deniz Vurgun (Here the Sea Is in Rapture, 1994), Üç Yağmur Masalı (Three Stories of Rain, 1994), İçinde Eylül Biriktiren Kadın (The Woman Who Collects September Inside, 2003).
Children's Story: Kırmızı Gül (The Red Rose, 1997), Çocuk, Hüzün ve Ölüm (The Child, The Sadness and the Death, 1997), Irmak (The River, 1997), Düşlerin Kıyısında (At the Shore of Dreams, 1997), Ay Bölündüğü Gece (The Night that The Moon was Divided, 1997).