Derman İskender Över (pen name: Küçük İskender) was born in Istanbul in 1964. He has published many poems and three novels, and has edited two anthologies. He has given many seminars and talks about poetry in Turkey and abroad. Besides being a poet, Över has worked as a scenarist, radio programmer, and matinee. He has also acted as an actor in five films, including Ağır Roman and O Şimdi Asker.