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AKARSU, Hasan

Educator and poet (b. 13 July 1952, Küçükyoncalı village / Saray / Tekirdağ). After attending the Küçükyoncalı Primary School, the Edirne Teacher Training School for Boys (1970), and the İstanbul Atatürk Institute of Education, Department of Turkish Language (1976), he completed his higher education at Anadolu University, Open Education Faculty, Department of Turkish Language and Literature (1991). He worked as a teacher at primary and high schools in the villages and city centers of Balıkesir (1970-73), Adıyaman (1977-78) and Tekirdağ (1979-99), and took his pension off in 1999. He is a member of the Turkish Authors Association, the Writers Syndicate of Turkey and the Ataturkist Thought Association.

His first poem (Cemal Süreya-Cemal Süreya) was published in 1976 in the first issue of Sanat El Kitapları. He published his poems and essays, after 1976, in the reviews and newspapers Sanat El Kitapları, Saçak, Kıyı, Türk Dili, İnsancıl, Damla, Sanat Yaprağı, Çağ, Yeditepe, Somut, Çağdaş Türk Dili, Şarköy Sanat, Şarköy İletişim, Şiir Ülkesi, Gerçek Sanat, Kiraz, Öğretmen Dünyası, Söylem, Aykırısanat, Yaba-Öykü, Yaba-Edebiyat, Cımhuriyet Kitap Eki, Ardıçkuşu, Varlık, Edebiyat Gündemi, Tay, Bölgenin Sesi Güzel Yazılar, Öykü-Şiir, Tekirdağ'ın Sesi, Trakya'nın Sesi and Cumhuriyet. He edited the review Kiraz (ten numbers, 1993-95) in collaboration with his friends. He is from the 1970’s generation.

WORKS:

POETRY: Güle / Durmuş Zaman (To Rose / Stopped Time, 1982), Güz Suları (Water of Autumn, 1983), Şiir Boyları Güvercin (Pigeon on the Surrounding of Poetry, 1986), Söylenceler Denizi (The Sea of Rumors, 1989), Ölümsüzlük Toprağında (On the Land of Immortality, 1990), Söz Güneşi (The Sun of Word, 1994), Ardına Bakan Gün (The Day Watching Backwards, 1997), Gül Yurdunda Deniz (Sea in the Country of Rose, 1999), Kalan İzler (The Remaining Traces, 2000), Sesin Kaldı Bende (Your Voice Remained with Me, 2002), Şiirler Kanadı Gülden (Poems Bleed for the Rose, 2004).

ESSAY-RESEARCH: Şiirler Değdi Sevdaya (Poems Touched upon Love, 2000), Şiirler-Den / İzler (From Poems / Traces, 2004).

LETTER: Şiirin Kanatlarında (On the Wings of Poetry, 2001).