Ahmad Shamlou (December 12, 1925 – July 23, 2000; pen name “A. Bamdad”), is one of the most celebrated poets of twentieth century Iran, who has expanded the horizons of Persian poetry by introducing the vernacular and the Shamlouian free verse as a poetic style. He is also arguably the most recognized contemporary Iranian poet outside of Iran. His poetry has been translated into several languages and has brought him various accolades from literary and academic institutions in Europe and North America. He is the only Iranian poet nominated for a Nobel Prize in Literature (1983). In addition to his exceptional place in Iranian literature as a poet and journalist, his work as a literary critic, fiction writer, and translator is among the finest in modern Iran. He is also one of the…

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Citation: Abdolmaleki, Kara . "Ahmad Shamlou". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 10 April 2017 [https://www.litencyc.com/php/speople.php?rec=true&UID=13831, accessed 15 July 2024.]

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