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AKOVA, Akgün

Poet (b. 5 July 1962, Akyazı / Sakarya). He attended the Gebze High School (1979) and graduated from Hacettepe University, Department of Chemical Engineering (1985). He studied further at İstanbul University, Institute of Business Economics. He has published his poetry in the reviews Milliyet Sanat etc. since 1984. He won the Language Society Ömer Asım Aksoy Award in 1997 with his work Yıkık Bir Çocuk Bahçesi Gibiydi Yüzü (His Face Looked like a Wrecked Children’s Park).

WORKS:

POETRY: Sansürttürme Şair Abüüü (Do not Censor Me Brother Poet, 1991), Pepetye (Daizzy, 1992), Baba Bana Bağırma (Father Do not Shout at Me, 1994), Aşk ve Kuyruklu Yıldız (Love and the Comet, 1997), Seçme Şiirler (Selected Poems, 1998), Elimi Tut Yeter (Just Hold My Hand, 1998), Sevdiğim Kadın Adları Gibi (Like the Names of Women I Loved, 2002).

ESSAY: Güzel Atlar Ülkesi (The Country of Fine Horses, 1996), Yıkık Bir Çocuk Bahçesi Gibiydi Yüzü (His Face Looked like a Wrecked Children’s Park, 1997).