Poet (B. 1914, Erkilet /
Kayseri – D. August 9, 2005, Ankara). After completing his primary school
education in Erkilet (1925), he went to boarding school at
His first poem (Bu Gece) was published in Muhit journal (November, 1930). His poems were published in several journals such as Muhit, Ülkü, Varlık, Gündüz, Çağrı, Yücel, Şadırvan, Yeni Adam, Türk Dili, Hisar, Kemalist Ülkü, Çaba, Eflatun, Erciyes, Türk Kadını, Millî Kültür, Türk Kültürü, and Yunus Emre Yolu. He received the Turkey National Culture Foundation Special Jury Award in 1978 with his book named Zaman Bahçesinde. In 1991, he was awarded by a Service Honor Award by ILESAM. Many of his poems were composed in different forms and they were included in course textbooks. Some of his poems were translated into English, Hungarian and Polish.
POETRY: Deniz Üstü (1935), Dönülmez Zaman İçin (1949), Tek Adam (prose, poetry,1954), Kaderden Yana (1956), Mevsimlerin Ötesinden (1962), Güzel Dünya (1969), Şu Dağlar Bizim Dağlar (1973), Zaman Bahçesinde (1978), Destan Atatürk (1981), Küçük Dünyamın İçinden (1982), Dorukta Rüzgâr Var (1986), Çocuklar ve Papatyalar (1986), Yunus Bahçesinde Açan Gül (1992), Sevginin Yedi Rengi (1993), Şiir İkliminde Bir Ömür (all poetries, 1995).
ESSAY-RESEARCH: Şiir Dünyasındaki Yerim Üzerine (1997).
MEMOIR: Refik Koraltan’ın Anıları (edit., 1999).
REFERENCE: Mehmet Kaplan / Cumhuriyet Devri Türk Şiiri (1973, p. 413-416), Coşkun Ertepınar / Şiir Dünyasındaki Yerim Üzerine (Between 1930-1997 articles from written about him, 1997), Saim Sakaoğlu / Doğumunun 85. Yılında Coşkun Ertepınar (Türk Kültürü, issue: 439, November 1999), İhsan Işık (TEKAA, 2009).