Yadollah Maftun Amini

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Yadollah Maftun Amini
یدالله مفتون امینی
Born (1926-06-12) June 12, 1926 (age 95)
Years active1957-

Yadollah Maftun Amini (Persian: یدالله مفتون امینی‎; born June 12, 1926) is an Iranian poet.[1]

Early life[edit]

Yadollah Amini with literature nickname of Maftun was born in 1926 in Shahindezh, West Azerbaijan at northwest of Iran.[2] He did his early education up to end of highschool in Tabriz before moving to Tehran. He studied in the Tehran University's Faculty of Law.

Literature works[edit]

Maftun started Persian Poetry with classic style, but gradually proceed to modern and no rhythmic Persian Poetry in 1980s. Other than poems in Persian Maftun has poems in his mother language, Azerbaijani. Ashiqli Karvan is his first Azerbaijani poetry collection of Maftun. Major part of his poems in Persian are lyrics and nostalgias.


  • Poem collections
    • Ashiqli Karvan (Karavan of Ashiqs (singers)), 1960s, Tabriz
    • Anarestan (Pomegranate Garden), 1967, Tabriz, Ebn-e-sina Publishers
    • Ashiqli Karvan (Camel Train), 1979
    • Nahang ya Mowj (Wale or Tide), Selections of Kulak and Anarestan (1979, Tehran)
    • Fasl-e-Penhan (Hidden Season), Poem selections
    • Man va Khazan-e-toh (Me and Your Fall), 2006, Amrud Publishers
    • Shab-e-hazar-o-doh (Night of One Thousand and Two), (Includes a part in Azeri Turkish),


  1. ^ Personal site
  2. ^ Boroujerdi, Mehrzad (1996). Iranian Intellectuals and the West: The Tormented Triumph of Nativism. Syracuse University Press. p. 187. ISBN 9780815627265.