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ARDAĞI, Adnan

Poet (b. 27 May 1922, Pazar / Rize). He attended Vefa High School and graduated from İstanbul Teacher Training School, Department of Mathematics and Astronomy (1945). He worked as teacher in Ankara, as the Director of National Education in Balıkesir and Necati Bey Institute of Education. He studied on education in the United States, France and United Kingdom where he was sent by the state (1954-57).

After returning to Ankara, he kept working as a teacher in formal schools and in the State Conservatory. His poems, written in the style of the Second New movement, appeared in the reviews İstanbul and Varlık (1950-71) as of 1943. He received the first rank in the Cyprus Legend Competition of the newspaper Hürriyet in 1974.

WORKS:

POETRY: Bir Masal Gibi (Like a Tale, 1943), Kapılar (The Doors, 1945), Şarkıların Vatanı Kalplerdir (Homes of Songs are the Hearts, 1955), Öğretmenin Dünyası (Teacher’s World, 1956), Soyut (Abstract, 1960), Açı (The Angle, 1961), Mustafa Kemal Atatürk (Mustafa Kemal Atatürk, 1963), Güz Şöleni (Fall Feast, 1965).

SHORT STORY: Bizim Evin Savaşları Güzeldir (The Battles of Our House are Beautiful, 1963), Son Ders (The Last Lesson, 1967).

CHILD’S LITERATURE: Çocuk Şiirleri (Poems for Children, 1954), Nasrettin Hoca (Nasrettin Hoca, 1963), Küçük Toka (The Little Buckle, 1963), Yaralı Sığırcık (The Wounded Starling, 1963), Zavallı Korkuluk (Poor Scarecrow, 1965).