Mana Aghaee

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Mana Aghaee (Persian: مانا آقایی ‎), born in 1973[1] in Bushehr, Bushehr Province, Iran, in southern Iran,is a Persian poet, translator and podcast producer. Since 1987 Mana Aghaee lives in Stockholm, Sweden. She is the daughter of the Iranian scholar and poet Shirzad Aghaee. She has a M.A. degree in Iranian languages from Uppsala University, Sweden, and is a specialist in modern Persian literature.[2] Mana Aghaee was the founder and co-producer of Sherophone, the first biweekly podcast of Persian poetry in 2010.[3]

Published works[edit]

Collections of poetry

  • Dar imtidad-i parvaz, Vällingby (Sweden), 1991.
  • Marg agar labha-yi tura dasht, Bushehr (Iran), 2003.
  • Man 'Isa ibn-i khudam, Stockholm (Sweden), 2007.
  • Zimistan mashugh-i man ast, Stockholm (Sweden), 2012.

Her poems have also been translated into five languages, among them, English, Swedish, Turkish, Arabic and German. Aghaee's work can be found in the following anthologies:

  • Belonging: New Poetry by Iranians around the World, edited by Niloufar Talebi, (North Atlantic Books, 2008).
  • The Poetry of Iranian Women, a contemporary anthology edited by Sheema Kalbasi, (Reelcontent Publishing, 2008).
  • Rattapallax nr 13- Endangered Languages & Poetry edited by Catherine Feltcher, New York, (Rattapallax Press, 2006).
  • Private nr 42 - International Review of Photographs and Texts, (Oriano Sportelli Publisher, Autumn 2008).

Literary Translations

Bibliographical Works

  • Lexikon över iranska författare i Sverige (A Bibliography of Iranian Writers in Sweden), Uppsala, 2002. (Swedish)
  • Ketabshenasi-ye she'r-e zanan-e iran (A Bibliography of Iranian Women Poets), Stockholm (Sweden), 2007. (Persian)

Academic Articles

  • Den persiska litteraturen i Sverige (Persian Literature in Sweden), Litteraturens gränsland. Invandrar- och minoritetslitteratur i nordiskt perspektiv, ed. S. Gröndahl, Uppsala: Uppsala University Press, 2002. (Swedish)
  • Mosaikens turkosa eko: persisk modern poesi (Introduction to Modern Persian Poetry), Stockholm, 2002. (Swedish)


  1. ^ Immigrant Writers in Sweden - Mana Aghaee
  2. ^ Talebi, Niloufar. Belonging: New Poetry by Iranians Around the World. North Atlantic Books. ISBN 978-1-55643-712-0. Retrieved 20 February 2012. 
  3. ^ Sherophone - Mana Aghaee
  4. ^ The translations are published regularly at

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