Born in Trabzon in 1962, Sunay Akin is one of the most popular contemporary poets of Turkey. His poems were first published in 1984. After graduating from Istanbul University he published two poetry magazines Yeni Yaprak (New Leaf) in 1984 and Olmaz (Impossible) in 1990. He is a lecturer in Marmara University, Istanbul and a producer of various TV and radio shows.
Sunay Akin's poems are written in a gentle and lyric tone, using the everyday details of life as his subject matter. He is also a performance poet who holds regular events in Istanbul and around Turkey. A prolific author, he has published four poetry collections together with numerous volumes of his short stories and essays.