Iranian Poets

  • About Simin Behbahani, contemporary Iranian poet

    About Simin Behbahani, contemporary Iranian poet

    Tehran, IRNA – Simin Behbahani is a renowned Iranian poet whose poetry is characterized by criticism of the discrimination against women as well as addressing different dimensions of life and people’s agonies. This gave her a particular position in contemporary Iranian literature.

  • Tomb of Ferdowsi in northeastern Iran

    Tomb of Ferdowsi in northeastern Iran

    Tomb of great Iranian epic poet Hakim Abolqassem Ferdowsi, the writer of the influential Persian epic of Shahnameh, is located in the historical city of Tous in the suburb of Mashhad, Khorasan Razavi Province, Northeastern Iran. Mashad, Iran. May 15, 2021. IRNA/Mohsen Bakhshandeh.

  • Supreme Leader regrets failing to attend a meeting of Iranian poets because of pandemic

    Supreme Leader regrets failing to attend a meeting of Iranian poets because of pandemic

    Tehran, April 28, IRNA – Supreme Leader of Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyed Ali Khamenei, in a letter on Wednesday has regretted failing to attend an annual meeting of Iranian poets.

  • Saadi mausoleum in Iran's Shiraz city during Nowruz vacations

    Saadi mausoleum in Iran's Shiraz city during Nowruz vacations

    Abu-Mohammad Muslih al-Din Shirazi, known by his pen-name as Saadi, is one of the most prominent and greatest poets of the medieval period. He is not only famous in the Persian-speaking countries but in the western world. He is one of the most-often quoted literary figures in western sources. Saadi is recognized for the quality of his writings and for the depth of his social and moral thoughts. He was born in 1210 A.D. and died in 1291 or 1292 in Shiraz. Photos depict Saadi mausoleum reopen to visitors during Nowruz (Iranian New Year) vacations after closure due to the outbreak of coronavirus. Shiraz, Iran. March 27, 2021. IRNA/Reza Ghaderi.

  • Iranian poet Hafez Shirazi

    Iranian poet Hafez Shirazi

    Khaje Shams-ud-Din Muhammad Hafez Shirazi (1315-1390), known by his pen name Hafez (literally meaning 'memorizer' or 'keeper'), was a Persian poet whose works are regarded as a pinnacle of Persian literature. The collection of his sonnets, known as Divan-e Hafez is very popular in the Persian-speaking world. October 11 has been designated as Day of Hafez in Iran's calendar year and ceremonies are held every year to commemorate the great Iranian poet. Oct 10, 2020. IRNA/ Reza Ghaderi

  • Khayyam valuable role model for scholars, young generation, Iranian minister says

    Khayyam valuable role model for scholars, young generation, Iranian minister says

    IRNA - Minister of Cultural Heritage, Tourism and Handicrafts Organization (CHTHO) Ali-Asghar Moonesan on Sunday said that Khayyam could be an invaluable role model for all researchers of science and knowledge, particularly the young generation, by relying on their rich and proud background to bring to the world the greatness and grandeur of this sacred land.

  • Legendary Iranian poet's film to go on screen in Tehran

    Legendary Iranian poet's film to go on screen in Tehran

    Tehran, No 26, IRNA- The film on Iranian legendary poet Abu'l-qasem Ferdowsi written and directed by Abdolhossein Sepenta is to be screened at Cinema Museum of Iran in the coming days.

  • Rumi & Shams Tabrizi: Iranian poets beyond geographical boundaries

    Rumi & Shams Tabrizi: Iranian poets beyond geographical boundaries

    Tehran, Sept 29, IRNA –Jalaluddin Mohammad Balkhi known as Movlana, Rumi and Shams-i-Tabrīzī or Shams al-Din Mohammad or Shams Tabrizi, are the most famous Iranian poets and scholars of the seventh century AH with international character for the academic centers.