Turkish postmodernist poet known for History of a Face, The Book of Things, and other works. His early work deals with socialist themes, while his later work is more individualistic and lyrical.
He studied French at Gazi University. He later worked as a teacher, publisher, and translator.
His poetry, infused with mythology and history, includes nods to both Eastern and Western cultural and literary traditions.
He was a native of Manisa, Turkey. He died at the age of eighty-nine.
He translated Arthur Rimbaud's works into Turkish.