Ahmet Ada was born in Ceyhan in 1947. He studied at Ceyhan High School, but quit. He worked in various jobs. He served as a civil servant in Kayseri, and retired in 1993. His first poem “Tabuttur Kitaplar” was published in “Soyut” in 1996. Since then Ada has published his poems in many literary magazines and reviews. His poems have been translated into French, German, English and Kurdish. He has received many awards for his poems. In 2006, the symposium “40’ınci Sanat Yılında Ahmet Ada’nın Şiiri” was held in the Faculty of Letters at Çukurova University. Academic papers, which were presented at the symposium, have been published in the proceeding book “Ahmet Ada’nın Şiirine Bakışları" in 2009. In 2002, Ada moved to Mersin. He is a member of the Writers Union of Turkey.
1981, Academy book house Poetry Award of Merit for his poem "Gül Doğsun Gül Üstüne" (shared this award with Ali Cengizkan and Adnan Azar)
1991, Ceyhun Atuf Kansu Poetry Award for his poem "Aşk Her Yerde"
1993, Yunus Nadi Poetry Award for his poem "Vakit Yok Hüzünlenmeye"
1999, E review, Investigation Award for his investigation "Onlar İçin Minibüs Şarkısı Üzerine Gözlemler"
2011, Cemal Süreya Poetry Award, for his poem "Yoktur Belki Ahmet Ada Diye Birisi"
Gün Doğsun Gül Üstüne (1980)
Acıyla Akran (1983)
Yaz Kırlangıcı Olsam (1985)
Aşk Her Yerde (1990)
Vakit Yok Hüzünlenmeye (1992)
Günyenisi Lirikler (1992)
Yitik Anka (ilk üç kitabının toplu basımı, 1993)
Taş Plak Gazelleri (1995)
Küçük Bir Anmalık (1996)
Begonyalı Pencere (1998)
Denize Atılan Çiçek (1999)
Gökyüzünün Fıskiyesi (2003)
Denizin Uykusu Üstümde (2004)
Yeni Kantolar (2007)
Sonsuz At (Seçme Şiirler) (2009)
Sözcükler Denizi (2009)
Taşa Bağlarım Zamanı (2009)
Paçalı Bulut (2010)
Yoktur Belki Ahmet Ada Diye Birisi (2010)
Uçurum Otu, (2012)
Şiir Okuma Durakları (2004)
Şiir İçin Boş Levhalar (2006)
Modern Şiir Üzerine Yazılar (2007)
Şiir Dersleri (2011)
Reference: tr.wikipedia.org, siirpenceresi.com, siirfeneri.net, İstanbul’un 100 Şiiri (Istanbul: İstanbul Büyükiehir Belediyesi Kültür A.Ş., Yayınları, 2010), 122.