Sohrab Sepehri (1928-1980) is a notable modern Iranian poet and painter. He travelled to different countries to familiarize himself with various arts and philosophies, particularly Sufism and Far Eastern mysticisms, whose influence are evident in his works. The environmental ethics expressed in his poetry distinguish him not only in Persian poetry, but also in world literature in general.

Life and Works

Born in Kashan on October 6, 1928, Sohrab Sepehri spent his childhood and primary school period there. He seriously began writing poetry in high school. Dar Kenar-e Chaman ya Aramgah-e ´Eshq [Along the Grass or Love’s Resting Place], a masnavi depicting a love story, was …

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Citation: Fomeshi, Behnam M.. "Sohrab Sepehri". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 07 March 2018 [, accessed 01 April 2023.]

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