Poet (b. 1962, Trabzon). After attending Koşuyolu High School (1980), he graduated from İstanbul University, Faculty of Literature, Department of Physical Geography (1985). His first poems were published in reviews such as Yeni Olgu and Milliyet Sanat. Afterwards he published his poems in the poetry reviews Yeni Yaprak, which he established, and in Olmaz (1990). He won the Halil Kocagöz Poetry Award in 1987 with a collection of his poetry and the Orhon Murat Arıburnu Poetry Award in 1990 with his book Makiler (The Lemurs).
POETRY: Makiler (The Lemurs, 1990), Antik Acılar (The Ancient Suffering, 1991), Kaza Süsü (The Adornment of Mishap, 1993), 62 Tavşanı (The Rabbit of 62, 1998), Ayçöreği ve Denizyıldızı (Croissant and Starfish, 1998), Önce Çocuklar ve Kadınlar (Women and Children First, 1999).
ESSAY: Şiir Cumhuriyeti (The Republic of Poetry, collection with Sefa Fersal, 1993), Şairler Matinesi (The Poets’ Matinee, 1994), Ve Şaire… Ve Şaire (Et Poetic… Et Poetic, 1995), Küçük Asker… Küçük Asker (Little Soldier… Little Soldier, 1995), Kırılan Canlar (The Broken Hearts, 1997), Kız Kulesi’ndeki Kızılderili (The Indian in the Maiden’s Tower, 1997).
RESEARCH: İstanbul’un Nâzım Planı (The City Plan of İstanbul, 1996), Onlar Hep Oradaydı (They Were Always There, 2002), Kule Canbazı (The Tower Acrobat, 2004).