Poet and writer (b. 19 November 1951, Yalıkavak / Bodrum / Muğla). He has used the pen name Aydın Aydıoğlu in some of his works. He attended Eski Foça Primary School, Karadeniz Ereğli High School and graduated from Ege University, Faculty of Science and Literature, Department of Natural Sciences (1975). He worked as a biology teacher at high schools in Kars, Gerze and Kurşunlu, as an accountant in Kars, Van and Erzincan, as seller of second hand books (1996) and as a redactor. He retired in 2001.
His first poem was published in the newspaper Yeniasır and
his subsequent works have been published in the reviews Damar, Şiir Okulu, Çağdaş Türk Dili, Berfin Bahar, Evrensel
Kültür, Aydınca, Minerva, Somut, Agora, Öteki-siz, Gerçek Sanat and Papirüs and in the newspapers Cumhuriyet,
Yeniasır, Demokrat İzmir, Aydınlık, Evrensel, Siyahbeyaz and Gazete Ege. He received an
honorable mention in the Sabri Akay Poetry Competition, third prize in a
children’s poetry contest held by the Damar Review and
POETRY: Goca Goca Daşlar (Big, Big Stones, 1970), Merhaba Yaşamak (Hello Life, 1973), Umudun Şafağı (Dawn of Hope, 1979), Sevdadan Yana Yaşamak (Living on the Side of Love, 1987), Erek Torna Atelyesi (Erek’s Lathe Workshop, 1990), 770 Gün Türküleri (770 Days of Ballads, 1991), Adı Barış (His Name is Peace, 1994), Ezgi'nin Söyledikleri (What is said by Ezgi, 1996), Bir İnsan: Yusuf Metin (A Person: Yusuf Metin, 1997), Herkes Vazgeçti Ya Sen (Everybody Gave Up, And You?, 2001), Sevda ki Hüznü Kalır Bana (Love, of Which the Sadness Remains in Me, 2004), “Amerika Katil Katil” (America Murderer, Murderer, 2004), Arpaçay’da Beyaz Üşür (White Feels Cold in Arpaçay, 2004), Sonsuza Rüzgârdı 68 (68 was an Eternal Wind, 2005, collaborative work with Öner Yağcı, Ahmet Nergiz and Bahrem Yıldız).
MEMOIR: Bu Bir Hasan İzzettin Dinamo Kitabıdır (This is a Book by Hasan İzzettin Dinamo, 1995), Bu Bir Hasan Hüseyin Korkmazgil Kitabıdır (This is a Book by Hasan Hüseyin Korkmazgil, 1995), Bu Bir Rıfat Ilgaz Kitabıdır (This is a Book by Rıfat Ilgaz, 1996), Gerze Notları (Gerze Notes, 1997), Bir İnsan: Yusuf Metin (A Person: Yusuf Metin, 1997)
ESSAY: Şair ve Şiir (Poet and Poetry, 2004).
REFERENCE: İhsan Işık / Resimli ve Metin Örnekli Türkiye Edebiyatçılar ve Kültür Adamları Ansiklopedisi (2006, 2007).