Ahmadreza Ahmadi (Persian: احمدرضا احمدی; 20 May 1940 – 11 July 2023) was an Iranian poet and screenwriter. He was one of the prominent figures of the "New Wave poetry movement" in Iran.[1]

Ahmadreza Ahmadi
احمدرضا احمدی
Ahmadi in 2013
Born(1940-05-20)20 May 1940
Died11 July 2023(2023-07-11) (aged 83)
Tehran, Iran
NationalityIranian
EducationDar ul-Funun
Occupation(s)Poet, Screenwriter
Years active1961–2023
Spouse
Shohreh Heydari
(m. 1982)
ChildrenMahoor Ahmadi

Ahmadi was born in 1940 in Kerman, Iran. He moved to Tehran in 1948. In Tehran, he attended the "Adab" (Persian: ادب) school. Then, in 1954, entered Dar ol-Fonoun. According to Ahmadi, writer Abdorrahim Ahmadi (his maternal nephew) and Mohammad Shirvāni (his teacher at Dar ol-Fonoun), were instrumental in the development of his love for literature.[2]

Ahmadi's first book of poetry, Tarh (Persian: طرح, lit.'Sketch'), was published in 1962. His poetry had its roots in French Surrealism and the American Imagists, especially from poets such as Saint John Perse, Paul Éluard, Louis Aragon, and Ezra Pound.

Ahmadi died on 11 July 2023, at the age of 83.[3]

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  1. ^ "درگذشت احمدرضا احمدی، شاعری که از «عطر رمانتیک» فرار می‌کرد". BBC News فارسی (in Persian). 11 July 2023. Retrieved 11 July 2023.
  2. ^ Shokā Sahrā'i, The Poet of Delight and Loneliness, Jadid Online, 14 March 2009 (Persian).
  3. ^ "Iranian poet Ahmadreza Ahmadi passes away at 83". Mehr News Agency. 11 July 2023. Retrieved 11 July 2023.

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