Poet and writer
(b. 1946, Kozbeyli / Foça / İzmir). He attended primary school in Kozbeyli
village near Foça and secondary school in Menemen. He graduated from
His poems and other work have been published in various reviews and newspapers. He has published the longest running literature review in İzmir, Dönemeç, with his friends. He published his prose which featured his memories, anecdotes and thoughts under the title of "Cumartesi Sohbeti (Saturday Conversation) in the newspaper Yeni Asır (1966). He won the 1980 Nevzat Üstün Poetry Achievement Award with his work Sanayi Çarşısı (Industrial Market). He received an honorable mention at the Ömer Faruk Toprak Poetry Awards with Gecede Kanat Sesleri (The Sounds of Wings at Night) in 1982 and won the 1992 Ceyhun Atuf Kansu Poetry Award with Kod Adı: Mansur (Code Name: Victory). He also won the 1993 Yunus Nadi Unpublished Poetry Award and the 1994 Cevdet Kudret Literature Award with Kirli Tarih (Dirty History).
POETRY: İlk İşim Uyanmak (My First Duty is to Sleep, 1970), Gelincik Günleri (Days of Poppies, 1977), Uzun Yollar Yolcusu (Long Distance Traveler, 1978), Uzunçalar (Long Players, 1979), Sanayi Çarşısı Industrial Market, (1980), Gecede Kanat Sesleri (The Sound of Wings at Night, 1984), Çürüme (Decay, 1986), Kod Adı: Mansur (Code Name: Victory, 1993), Kirli Tarih (Dirty History, 1993), Sevgiden Ötesi Cehennem (Beyond Love is Hell, 1995), Yirminci Yüzyıl Ağıtları (Twentieth Century Laments, 1996), Aşıkların Gizli Defteri (Secret Book of Lovers, 1998), Aşka Bahar Yetmez (Spring is not Enough for Love, 2001), Kış Masalları - Ayna Kırıkları - 3 (Winter Tales- Pieces of the Mirror-3, 2001).
ESSAY: Bir Sıcak Merhaba (A Warm Welcome, 1996), Bu Şehir, Bu Topraklar (This City, These Lands, 1999).
NOVEL: Saklı Kimlik (Hidden Identity, 2004).
MEMOIR: Sarıbey (Sarıbey, 2002).
He has also written children books.