Akif Kurtuluş was born in Ankara in 1959. He graduated from the Faculty of Law at Ankara University. His poems, critiques, and essays have been published in many literary journals and newspapers including Edebiyat Dostları, Edebiyat ve Eleştiri, Tan, Türkiye Yazıları, Üç Çiçek, Yarın, Yazko Edebiyat, and Yeni Düşün. Kurtuluş has published five books such as "Yalan Şiirler" (1983), "Tören Provası" (1989), "Kırgınlıklar Galası" (1997), "Herkes Gitmiş" (2005), and "Mihman" (2012). In 2005 he received a Behçet Necatigil Poetry Award. Kurtuluş currently continues his work in Ankara.
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