Poet and writer (b. 10 April 1958, Bayır / Alanya / Antalya). He attended primary school in his village and secondary school in Alanya. He graduated from Denizli Institute of Education (1978). He worked in private sector in Alanya for a while (1975-78). Then, he worked as a teacher at the schools of the Ministry of National Education in Adıyaman (1979-83), Bartın (1983-86) and Adana (1986).
His poems and articles have been published in local and national newspapers such as Cumhuriyet, Siyah Beyaz, Hürriyet, Vatan, Yeni Ortam, Demokrat Alanya, Yeni Alanya (1972-96), Bizim Alanya (1993-96), Yeni Soluk (1991-96), Yeni Adana (1992-96), Bartın, Ekspres, Hür Gerze, Devrek Postası and the reviews Aykırısanat (1992-96), Maki, Tını, Damar, Kuzeysu, Kıyı, Çalı, Broy, Somhaber, Kardelen, Beşparmak, Bay (Yugoslavia), Şafak (Greece), Türk Sözü (Moldovia), Sanat Edebiyat, Simav Anadolu, Sarı Zeybek, Berfin Bahar, Çağdaş Türk Dili, Duygu Seli, A- Edebiyat, Samsun Sanat, Amik, Güneysu, Kırk Ambar, Kimsesiz, Ana, Sevgi Pınarı, Yankı, Başkent, Sanat ve İnsan, Uzak, İspinoz, Orbita, Öğretmen Dünyası, Abece, Öykü Şiir, Tay, Mavi Dergi, Mavi Yeşil, Amik, Karalama Defteri and Akköy since 1972. Since 1992, he published the review called Aykırısanat together with his friends. He is a founder and a member of the board of editors of Aykırısanat.
He collected the Cyprus Poetry Award at a poetry competition organized by a review published in Cyprus and named Mısra-lık, with his book titled Filiz (Sprout) in 1997. He was given the Jury Special Award at a poetry competition about “Teachers” organized by the Anatolia Professional Association of Owners of Scientific and Literary Works in Kayseri in 2000. He also received the jury's special awards of free poetry competitions organized by Simav Anadolu Dergisi in 2000, 2001, 2002 and 2003. Moreover, he was given a short story and poetry award by Alanya Environmental Protection Association in 2003, an award given by Sarı Zeybek review (Söke, Aydın) and he ranked third at the Yirçe Poetry Contest in İzmir in 2004. He is interested in the art of painting and photography. By making three-dimensional Atatürk Photographs from banners, he has held more than 35 exhibitions in various cities and in Nicosia. He is a member of the Writers Syndicate of Turkey, the Turkish Authors Association and the Association of Writers of Literary and Scientific Works.
POETRY: Tohum (Seeds, 1990), Dağlar Kalktı Şaha (The Mountains Rear Up, 1991), Filiz (Sprout, 1994), Sonbahar Düşü Vurgunlar (The Struck by Autumn Dreams, 1999).
CHILDREN’S LITERATURE: Şirin Yüzler (The Sweet Faces, 1995), Çocuk Artı Çiçek (Child Plus Flower, 2000), Masallar (The Fairy Tales), Ninemden Masallar (Fairy Tales from My Grandma).
SHORT STORY: Alara Yolu (The Way of Alara, 1992), Etobur Öyküler (The Carnivorous Stories, 1993), İki Nokta ve Dört Gün (Two Dots and Four Days, in collaboration with Kadriye Coşkun, 1996), Emanet Pabuçlar (The Borrowed Shoes, 2000), Bademler Çiçek Açtı (The Almonds Have Bloomed, 2004).
RESEARCH: Muhtaç Olduğumuz Kudret Atatürk (Our Needed Power Ataturk, 1999), Neden Az Okuyor (muş)uz (Why Do We Read Less, 2000).