Famous Poets from Iran

List of notable or famous poets from Iran, with bios and photos, including the top poets born in Iran and even some popular poets who immigrated to Iran. If you're trying to find out the names of famous Iranian poets then this list is the perfect resource for you. These poets are among the most prominent in their field, and information about each well-known poet from Iran is included when available.

This list contains people like Javad Mojabi and Solayman Haïm.

This historic poets from Iran list can help answer the questions "Who are some Iranian poets of note?" and "Who are the most famous poets from Iran?" These prominent poets of Iran may or may not be currently alive, but what they all have in common is that they're all respected Iranian poets.

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  • Ahmadreza Ahmadi (Persian: احمدرضا احمدی) is an Iranian poet and screenwriter.The history of Persian modern poetry calls him the founder of New Wave Poetry in Iran. Ahmadi was born in 1940 in Kerman, Iran. He moved to Tehran in 1948. In Tehran he attended the Adab school and in 1954 entered Dar ol-Fonoun. Two individuals who according to him have been instrumental to his love for literature are his maternal nephew, the writer Abdolrahim Ahmadi, and his teacher at Dar ul-Fonoun, Mr Mohammad Shirvāni.Ahmadi's first book of poetry, Tarh (Sketch), was published in 1962. His poetry has its roots in French Surrealism and the American Imagists specially in poets like Saint John Perse, Paul Eluard, ...more
    • Age: 83
    • Birthplace: Kerman, Iran
  • Alexios Schandermani
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    Alexios Schandermani (born October 25, 1953) is an Iranian German writer.
    • Age: 69
    • Birthplace: Tehran, Iran
  • Ali-Akbar Sa'idi Sirjani
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    Ali-Akbar Sa'idi Sirjani (Persian: علی اکبر سعیدی سیرجانی‎, 12 December 1931 in Sirjan – 28 November 1994) was an Iranian writer, poet and journalist who died in prison under mysterious circumstances after having been arrested for openly criticizing the government. He is widely believed to have been killed at the hands of the Islamic Republic intelligence ministry for criticizing of Iran's Supreme Leader.
    • Age: Dec. at 62 (1931-1994)
    • Birthplace: Sirjan, Iran
  • Bijan Najdi (Persian: بیژن نجدی‎, pronounced [biːʒæn nædʒdiː];) (15 November 1941 in Khash, Iran – 25 August 1997 in Lahijan, Iran) was an Iranian writer and poet. Najdi is most famous for his 1994 short story collection The leopards who have run with me (Persian: یوزپلنگانی که با من دویده‌اند‎)).
    • Age: 81
    • Birthplace: Khash, Iran
  • Abul-Qâsem Ferdowsi Tusi (Persian: ابوالقاسم فردوسی طوسی‎; c. 940–1020), or just Ferdowsi (فردوسی) was a Persian poet and the author of Shahnameh ("Book of Kings"), which is the world's longest epic poem created by a single poet, and the national epic of Greater Iran. Ferdowsi is celebrated as the most influential figure in Persian literature and one of the greatest in the history of literature.
    • Age: Dec. at 80 (940-1020)
    • Birthplace: Tous, Iran
  • Fereydoon Moshiri (Persian: فریدون مشیری‎; September 21, 1926 – October 24, 2000) was one of the prominent contemporary Persian poets who wrote poems in both modern and classic styles of the Persian poem.A selection of his poems has been translated into English entitled With All my Tears by Ali Salami. Some of his other published works are as follows: 1957, Gonah-e Darya (The Sin of the Sea) 1958, Nayafteh (Undiscovered) 1960, Abr (The Cloud) 1970, Parvaz Ba Khorshid (Flying With the Sun) 1978, Bahar ra Bavar Kon (Believe the Spring) 1988, Ah Baran (Oh, the Rain) 2001, Ta Sobh-e Tabnak-e Ahura'ii (Until the Bright of Ahuric Dawn)
    • Age: Dec. at 74 (1926-2000)
    • Birthplace: Tehran, Iran