Tarık Günersel was born in Istanbul in 1953. He graduated from the Department of English Language and Literature in the Faculty of Letters at Istanbul University. His first poem was published by Murat Belge in the literary magazine “Birikim”. Between 1982 and 1986, Günersel worked as an English lecturer in Saudi Arabia. In 1989, he wrote libretto “Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves”, which was the two-act opera, for Selman Adafor’s composition. Günersel also wrote two operas “Mavi Nokta Orotoryosu” (1993) and “Aşk-ı Memnu” (2002). Since 1991, he has served as a dramaturge and actor in the Istanbul Municipality Theatre. Since 2005, he has written columns for Birgün newspaper. In 2007-2009, Günersel served as a director of Turkish PEN. In 2010, he became one of the board members of International PEN. In 2005, he was awarded a “Cristal Seagull” by Kadıköy Maarif College and Anadolu High School Alumni Association.
Otmopoli′de Akşam (Yaşantı 1982)
Bir ′Geçiş′ Toplumunda (Yaşantı 1983)
Planlar Kalıntı Olduğu Zaman (Yaşantı 1983)
Muhafızgücü:1-Hayalgücü:0 (Gölge 1989)
Uzay Bilinci (Broy, 1993)
Kumlaşmak (Kaf, 1999)
Bedenlere inanır mısınız? (1972-1999; Om, 1999)
İzler, Toplu Şiirler (1966-2006) (YKY, 2006)
49 poems from Mosaic (Artshop 2008)
300 Yaş Konuşması (1971-2009) (Helikopter, 2009)
Reference: tr.wikipedia.org, siirakademisi.com, İstanbul’un 100 Şiiri (Istanbul: İstanbul Büyükiehir Belediyesi Kültür A.Ş., Yayınları, 2010), 129.