Lists of Persian poets

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The list is not comprehensive, but is continuously being expanded and includes Persian poets as well as poets who write in Persian from Iran, Azerbaijan, Iraq, Georgia, Dagestan, Turkey, Syria, Afghanistan, Turkmenistan, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan, Lebanon, China, Pakistan, India and elsewhere.

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Contemporary Persian (20th century and beyond)[edit]

Contemporary poets from Persian world (Iran, Afghanistan, Tajikistan, Azerbaijan, Pakistan)[edit]

See also[edit]


  • Morteza Motahhari, Khadamāt-i mutaqābil-i Islām va Īrān, c 1350s Vol 14, p583-590 OCLC 34476860
  • E.G. Browne. Literary History of Persia. (Four volumes, 2,256 pages, and twenty-five years in the writing). 1998. ISBN 0-7007-0406-X
  • Mohammad Mokhtary Mashhad 1944 – Tehran 2002. Writer of Siavash nameh published by Bonyad-e-Shahnameh. writer of Tarikhe ostorehhay-e-Iran. one of the Persian researchers. Murdered by Islamic regime. He was one of the 72 Persians murdered by Emami terror team (Ghatlhaye zangirehi). kidnapped on his way home and choked to dead.
  • Jan Rypka, History of Iranian Literature. Reidel Publishing Company. ISBN 90-277-0143-1 OCLC 460598 LCC PK6097.R913 ASIN B-000-6BXVT-K
  • ʻAbd al-Ḥusayn Zarrīnʹkūb (1379 (2000)). Dū qarn-i sukūt : sarguz̲asht-i ḥavādis̲ va awz̤āʻ-i tārīkhī dar dū qarn-i avval-i Islām (Two Centuries of Silence). Tihrān: Sukhan. OCLC 46632917. ISBN 964-5983-33-6.  Check date values in: |year= (help)