Poet (b. 1371?,
Kütahya - d. 1431?). His real name was Yusuf Sinaneddin. He lived during the
reign of Murad I, Yıldırım Beyazıt and Murad II. He began his education in
Kütahya and then went to
In Harname (Book of the Ass), which is a small-sized couplet poem of 126 staves, he tells about the misfortune of a donkey that lost his ears whilst admiring the horns of the ox, and thus told the misfortune of his fanciful dreams in a humorous story. Şeyhî left a fine example of satirical literary work when he told his story. Praised by his contemporaries and successors as “Şeyhü'ş-Şuarâ” (The Sheikh of Poets), Şeyhî became one of the master poets of Divan* literature, with his odes, eulogies and couplet poems.
Divan (Divan*, published by the Turkish Language Association, 1942), Hüsrev ü Şirin (Cyrus and Şirin, couplet poem, edited by Faruk Kadri Timurtaş, scientific edition, 1963). REFERENCE Tahir Olgun / Germiyanlı Şeyhi ve Harnamesi (1949), Faruk Kadri Timurtaş / Şeyhi’nin Hüsrev ve Şirin’i (İnceleme-Metin, 1963) -Şeyhi’nin Hayatı ve Eserleri (1968) - Şeyhi’nin Harnamesi (1971), Ahmet Kabaklı / Türk Edebiyatı (c. 2, 1978), Seyit Kemal Karaalioğlu / Türk Edebiyatçılar Sözlüğü (1982), Mustafa İsen – Cemal Kurnaz / Şeyhi Divanı (1990), Behçet Necatigil / Edebiyatımızda İsimler Sözlüğü (18. bas. 1999), Şükran Kurdakul / Şairler ve Yazarlar Sözlüğü (gen. 6. bas. 1999), 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).