Poet, publisher.
His first poem was published in 1980 (Olusum Montly Literature Magazine). At the same time he published poems and literary critics in the well known Turkish literary journals (Varlik, Gosteri, Sanat Olayi…, 1980 – ). He is among the founders of the “1980s Poetry” movement. He and poet friends from the “1980s Poetry” movement published poetry journals; Imge/Ayrim (1984), Poetika (1985), Fanatik (1989). He found a Contemporary Turkish Poetry web site (turkishpoetry.net) in english (1999 – ). His poems have been translated to 9 languages.
He has four poetry books, four Novels, two literary criticism books and many anthologies about Contemporary Turkish Poetry.
He worked as an editor in the publishing companies (Imge, Gunes) and literary magazines; Sombahar (Poetry, 1990 – 1996), E (Literature, 2003) and Ozgur Edebiyat (bi-monthly literary magazine, 2007 – 2013).
He was the founder and president of the Edisam, Literature and Science Writers Collecting Society (2001 – 2007 )
He was the General Secretary of the Turkish Publishers Association (1996 – 2011 ).
He is the President of the Turkish Publishers Association (2011 – )
Istanbul International Poetry Festival Board Member and coordinator (2008 – ).
He is the editor of the Parantez Publishing (1992 – ).