Haydar Ergülen is a Turkish poet and essayist. He was born in Eskişehir in 1956. The winner of multiple awards, his most recent book of poetry is İdilikler (Kımızı Kedi, 2019). Among the most prominent poets of his generation, his work is only beginning to appear in English. He frequently reads and lectures throughout Turkey and makes his home in the Cihangir neighborhood of Istanbul with his wife and daughter.