Mohammad-Ali Sepanlou

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Mohammad Ali Sepanlou (born in Tehran November 20, 1940) is an Iranian poet and literary critic.[1][2] He has been a co-founder, a member of the executive board, and editor of the journal of the Writers Association of Iran, in which capacity has opposed both the former regime of Shah Mohammad-Rezā Shāh Pahlavi and the government of the Islamic Republic of Iran, speaking out against censorship.[1][3][4]

Sepanlou received his diploma from Dar ul-Funun high school. He graduated from Tehran University’s Faculty of Law in 1963. He is the father of singer Shahrzad Sepanlou.[5]



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  2. ^ Indo-iranica (Calcutta (Kolkata): Iran Society) 46: 196. 1993. OCLC 1642208.  Missing or empty |title= (help)
  3. ^ Baraheni, Reza (1977). The crowned cannibals: writings on repression in Iran. Vintage Books. p. 124. ISBN 978-0-394-72357-0. 
  4. ^ Gheissari, Ali (1998). Iranian intellectuals in the 20th century. University of Texas Press. p. 193. ISBN 978-0-292-72804-2. 
  5. ^ Kalbasi, Sheema (2009). The Poetry of Iranian Women. Reel Content Publishing. p. 147. ISBN 978-1-4421-0709-0. 
  6. ^ "En Iran, on risque toujours d'être puni pour son imagination". Le Monde. 20 June 2008. Retrieved 30 March 2010. (subscription required (help)).