Poet (B. July 23, 1897,
Cihangir, Istanbul/ D. September 4, 1967, Istanbul). He also used Ali Hasan,
Ali Mümtaz nick names. His father was Hasan Izzet Pasha, who was the 3rd
Army Commander in East Side during the 1st World War and his grandfather
was Ferik Ali Muhsin Pasha who died in
He published his first poems in Halit Fahri’s Nedim Magazine with the Seza signiture (1919). Later, he published his poems in Şair (1918-22), Güneş, Yarın, Yeni Mecmua, Millî Mecmua (1925-27) and Dergâh (1921-22) magazines by using his original name. After 1926, he published his poems in Varlık Magazine, Türk Şairleri and Mütarekeden Sonrakiler anthologies. His specific characteristic is his spare tedium. All joy of life, love, connection with nature topics in his poems were given between the borders of this spare tedium. Hopeless and pathological characteristic of Fecr-i Atî Group can be felt in Ali Mümtaz’s works. He gave a huge place to imaginary elements in his poems. He always sought for and dreamed of foreign places and different seasons. In his poems, the influence of Ahmet Haşim and Yahya Kemal can be seen. He used symbolic images. He used syllabic meter professionally. On the contrary of many other poets of his era, he didn’t mention about national and governmental issues in his poems. During the years after the proclamation of the republic, he used verse libre in his poems.
Bir Gemi Yelken Açtı (1926), Hayal İkliminden Dönen Diyor ki (1960).
REFERENCE: Saadettin Nüzhet Ergun / Türk Şairleri (1933), Murat Uraz / Edebiyat Antolojisi (1938), Seyit Kemal Karaalioğlu / Cumhuriyetten Günümüze Resimli Motifli Türk Edebiyatı Tarihi (vol. 4, p. 291-294), Mehmet Kaplan / Cumhuriyet Devri Türk Şiiri (1973, p. 30-36), Mehmet Behçet Yazar / Edebiyatçılar Alemi–Edebiyatımızın Unutulan Simaları (yay. haz. Mustafa Everdi, 1999), TBE Ansiklopedisi (2001), Şerif Aktaş / Büyük Türk Klâsikleri (vol. 13, p. 308-309, 2002).