Poet (b. 5 March 1930, Ekinözü-Cela / Elbistan / Kahramanmaraş - d. 17 October 2018, Kahramanmaraş). In addition to his real name, he has used Baha Deliorman, Said Yaylalı and Ekinözülü Âşık Rahmanî as pen names. He attended primary school in the village where he was born. In Hasanoğlan Village Institute (Ankara) he completed his secondary education that he had started at Adana Düziçi Village Institute (1949). After he worked as a government health official at heath organizations in Kahraman Maraş (1949-82), he officially retired in 1982. He founded Dolunay Publication in 1986 and took on the duty of editor.
His first poem was published in the newspaper Yurt that was managed by Behçet Kemal Çağlar (1942). He achieved a unique new style by combining his ideas on poetry with that of traditional folk poetry with a modern style. In 1983 he was chosen as Poet of the Year by Kayseri Association of Artist. In 1986 he collected the Writers Union of Turkey Poet of the Year Award with his book Bir Çift Beyaz Kartal (A Pair of White Eagles). In 1991 he won the Championship Award in the “Supplication to God” Competition that was organized by the Turkish Foundation for Religious Affairs with his poem Beyaz Dilekçe (White Petition). His poetry works were published in newspapers and reviews such as Yurt (1942), Köy Postası (1949), Genç Kalemler (1950), Orkun, Tohum, Ozan (1959), Varlık Yıllığı (1963), Büyük Türkiye, Hareket, Adımlar, Elif, Zeren, Hisar, Türk Edebiyatı, Doğuş Edebiyatı, Nilufer, Millî Kültür, Elbistan’ın Sesi, Yeni Elbistan, Kent Huduteli, Ortadoğu, Sabah, İstiklal, Bayrak especially in the review Dolunay which he published.
POETRY: Mevsimler ve Ötesi (Seasons and the Rest, 1962), Seyran (Watching, 1973), Sevgi Turnaları (Cranes of Love, 1975), Kar Sesi (Sound of Snow, 1982), Ay Şafağı Çok Çiçek (Dawn of the Moon, Lots of Flowers, 1983), Zaman Bir Beyaz Türküdür (Time Is A White Folk Song, 1984), İlkyazda (In the First Summer, 1984), Bir Çift Beyaz Kartal (A Pair of White Eagles, 1986), Menzil (Day’s Journey, 1991), Uzaklara Türkü (Folk Song Faraway, 1991), Güneşe Uçmak İstiyorum (I Want to Fly to the Sun, 1993), Güneşten Öte (Beyond the Sun, 1995), Leyl ü Nehar Aşk (Love in the Day and the Night, 1997), Aşk Mektupları (Love Letters, 1999).
ANTHOLOGY: Şiir Burcunda Çocuk (Child with the Sign of Poetry, with H. Özbey and M. Tatçı, 1993), Dolunay Şiir Güldestesi (Poem Anthology of Full Moon, 1999).
REFERENCE: Seyit Kemal Karaalioğlu / Resimli Türk Edebiyatçılar Sözlüğü (1974), M. Kutlu / Türk Dili ve Edebiyatı Ansiklopedisi V (1977), İhsan Işık / Yazarlar Sözlüğü (1990, 1998) - Türkiye Yazarlar Ansiklopedisi (2001, 2004) – Encyclopedia of Turkish Authors (2005) - Resimli ve Metin Örnekli Türkiye Edebiyatçılar ve Kültür Adamları Ansiklopedisi (2006, gen. 2. bas. 2007) - Ünlü Edebiyatçılar (Türkiye Ünlüleri Ansiklopedisi, C. 4, 2013) - Encyclopedia of Turkey’s Famous People (2013), Behçet Necatigil / Edebiyatımızda İsimler Sözlüğü (18. basım, 1999), Şükran Kurdakul / Şairler ve Yazarlar Sözlüğü (6. basım, 1999), Tanzimat’tan Bugüne Edebiyatçılar Ansiklopedisi (2001), Mehmet Nuri Yardım / Edebiyatımızın Güleryüzü (2002), Mehmet Nuri Yardım / Anadolu'nun Şiir Süvarisi, Türk Şiirinin "Türkmen Dervişi" Edebiyatımızın Dede Korkut'u Bahaettin Karakoç - Olcay Yazıcı / Türk Şiirinin Yüz Akı Bahaettin Karakoç - Özcan Ünlü / Seyran'daki Karakoç - Ertuğrul Aydın / Bahaettin Karakoç'un Şiirlerinde Anadolu Coğrafyasına Ait İzlenimler (Türk Edebiyatı, Temmuz 2003).