Ümit Yaşar Oğuzcan

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Ümit Yaşar Oğuzcan
Born (1926-08-22)August 22, 1926
Tarsus, Mersin
Died November 4, 1984(1984-11-04)
Occupation Poet, author

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Ümit Yaşar Oğuzcan (August 22, 1926 - November 4, 1984) was a Turkish poet.


He was born on 22 August 1926 in Tarsus (Mersin Province). He studied in Konya and Eskişehir. He served as an accountant in the Niğde branch office and then in the general directorate of İş Bankası (bank) in Ankara. He retired In 1977 while he was the vice public relations director of the bank.[1] After retirement, he founded an art gallery in İstanbul. He died on 4 November 1984 .[2]

As a poet

His first poem was published in Yedigün literary periodical while he was still a student. In later years he continued writing . He published his first poetry book in 1947. He also published a travel book about his travels in Europe. In total he has published 33 poetry books and 17 other books. Most of his poems are love poetry. But he also wrote satire poems. In his earlier poems he was under the influence of Faruk Nafiz Çamlıbel and Yahya Kemal Beyatlı. In later poetry he followed the style of Orhan Veli Kanık [1]


  1. 1.0 1.1 An essay on Yaşar's life (Turkish)
  2. Anthology page (Turkish)