Arif Ay was born in Niğde in 1953. He finished his primary and middle school education in Ankara. After graduating from the Faculty of Letters at Gazei University, he worked as several civil servants. Currently, Ay serves as a lecturer in the Department of Turkish Language and Literature in the Faculty of Science and Letters at Kırıkkale University. His poems have been published in many literary magazines. In 2011, he received a poetry award from Writers Union of Turkey.
Şiirin Kandilleri (1983)
Gökyüzü Saatleri (1986)
İmâ Kitabı (1989)
Bin Yılın Destanı (1992)
20 Yaş Şiirleri (1995)
Dokuz Kandil (1997)
Ateş ve Gaz (2000)
Dağlara Götür Beni / Aşk Şiirleri (2001)
Güne Doğan Koşu / Toplu Şiirler, 1974-2006 (2006)
Uzun Bir Hüzün (2006)
Reference: siirdefteri.com, İstanbul’un 100 Şiiri (Istanbul: İstanbul Büyükiehir Belediyesi Kültür A.Ş., Yayınları, 2010), 126.