Poet and writer, Critic, Educator.
Birth: 25 November 1953, Ceyhan, Adana
Education: Anadolu University AÖF Turkish Language and Literature Department
Educator, poet and writer, critic. He was born on November 25, 1953, in Ceyhan / Adana. He studied elementary school in Ayşehoca Village of Kozan, secondary school and high school in Ceyhan High School. He graduated from Necatibey Education Institute Turkish Department in 1978, also graduated from Anadolu University AÖF Turkish Language and Literature Department in 1992. He worked as teacher at Kars / Hanak High School, Edremit Trade High School, Balıkesir Pamukçu Hakkı Kabakçı Secondary School, Balıkesir Cumhuriyet High School, Balıkesir Private Institute of Science, worked as Hozat Culture Center Manager, Balıkesir Provincial Culture Manager and also worked as a lecturer then as head of department in Balıkesir University Necatibey Faculty of Education. After retiring, he continued to work as a teacher in Beykent University, Aydın University, İzmir Rota College and some private institutions.
İbrahim Oluklu won Sabri Altınel Poetry Award organized by the Balıkesir Municipality and Balıkesir Provincial Directorate of Culture, Poetry and Short Story Award for Turkish and Northern Cyprus College Students organized by Balıkesir University, Ekrem Balıbek Local Journalism Article Award organized by Balıkesir Yeni Haber newspaper. He was one of the organizers and selective committee members of İzmir Rota College Dream Diary Poetry and Story Award Competition.
His first poem was published in the magazine of Ceyhan High School, Işınsu (1972). Later, his another poem published in the journal of Necati Education Institute M. Necati (1974).
In the following years, Oluklu’s articles and poems published in newspapers and magazines as Cumhuriyet, Cumhuriyet Dergi, Varlık, Karşı/Edebiyat, Milliyet Sanat, Yazko Edebiyat, Sanat Olayı, Broy, Kıyı, Hürriyet Gösteri, Yeni Düşün, Adam Sanat, Biçem (later Yeni Biçem), Yaklaşım, Düşlem, Akatalpa, Sincan İstasyonu, İnsancıl, Yaşasın Edebiyat, Afrodisyas Sanat, Yazıt, Dönem. He was a columnist for local newspapers in Balıkesir as Hizmet, Yeni Haber and Politika.
He published and edited magazines as Sarnıç in Balıkesir Cumhuriyet High School and Rota in Gaziemir Rota College in İzmir. He was one of the founders of various magazines as Karşı / Edebiyat (Ankara-1985), Yaklaşım (Balıkesir 1995), Düşlem (Bursa-1996). He also acted as editor in chief of Yaklaşım (20 issues). He took part in the publication of the book, “Bir Kentin Kimliği / Balıkesir” by Balıkesir Chamber of Industry and “Kaynak’tan Seçmeler” by Balıkesir Provincial Directorate of Culture. Also published “Oyunlarla Dil Bilgisi” (for 5th graders, 2011) and “Taşın Altındaki El” (2013)
Beginning from January 2018, İbrahim Oluklu started publishing a literary magazine called "Sarmal Çevrim" which is published bimonthly in Balıkesir.
İbrahim Oluklu received the 1988 Academy Bookstore Criticism Award and the 1996 Asım Bezirci Criticism Award; His poems were valued for the awards of Mavi Derinlik Magazine (1991), Kocaeli / Körfez Municipality (1993), Ankara / Çankaya Municipality and Damar Magazine (1996).
Kimi Zaman Bir Başına (1996)
Gerçekçilik Işığında (1990), Seni Yazarak (2003)
Kaynak'tan Seçmeler – Poetry (Balıkesir Provincial Directorate of Culture Publication, 1994)Tarih Öncesi Yazıları (Selection of early articles from Atttila İlhan, published in Balıkesir Türk Dili magazine and Balıkesir Postası newspaper, 1998)
Geçmiş de Konuşur (Selection of articles from writers such as Yahya Kemal, Beyatlı, Reşat Nuri Güntekin and Fazıl Ahmet Aykaç, published in Balıkesir Postası newspaper, 1998).
Taşın Altındaki El (Selection of articles from Ekrem Balıbek, owner of Balıkesir Yeni Haber newspaper, 2013)
Öncü Geyiğin Ardında-Veysel Öngören (May, 2020)
Balıkesir İli ve İlçeleri Marmara Bölgesi (2003)
Oyunlarla Dil Bilgisi (for 5th graders, 2011)
REFERENCE: Burhan Günel / Çocukluğun Düşsel Uçurtmaları (Damar dergisi, Mayıs 1998), Behçet Necatigil / Edebiyatımızda İsimler Sözlüğü (18. bas. 1999), Şükran Kurdakul / Şairler ve Yazarlar Sözlüğü (gen. 6. bas. 1999), TBE Ansiklopedisi (c. 2, 2001), İhsan Işık / Resimli ve Metin Örnekli Türkiye Edebiyatçılar ve Kültür Adamları Ansiklopedisi (2006, 2007), Kendisinden alınan bilgiler (2018), Eyyüp Yıldırmış / Bir Yazın Emekçisi İbrahim Oluklu (Son Gemi Dergisi, Aralık 2018, sayı: 49).