Tuğrul Tanyol was born in İstanbul in 1953. He studied Sociology at the Bosphorus University and worked as an associate professor at the University of Marmara-İstanbul. He has published seven books of poetry, latest being Everything is a Season (2006) and Collected Poems (2000-1971) (2008). He has collaborated in publishing poetry reviews, a magazine, worked as counselor to a publishing house and has been in the board of editors of several reviews, and has participated in several poetry festivals all over the world. He is also the author of many literary articles and critical essays. He was a founding member of the jury of Cemal Süreya Prize, member of the jury in Balkanica Prize in 1997, member of the Great Poetry Prize of the Ministry of Culture in 1998. Tanyol was also the vice president of the Union of Writers of Turkey in 1995-1996, as well as founding member of the Beyoğlu Poetry Festival in İstanbul.