Alireza Abiz

Alireza Abiz is a multi-award-winning Iranian poet, literary scholar and translator.
He studied English Literature in Mashhad and Tehran universities and received his PhD in Creative Writing –Poetry from Newcastle University in the UK. Abiz has written extensively on Persian contemporary literature and culture.

Alireza has a poem in our Global Majority anthology, Where We Find Ourselves


The Kindly Interrogator, selected poems, translated from Persian by Alireza Abiz and W.N. Herbert, Shearsman Books, 2021

Censorship of Literature in Post-Revolutionary Iran: Politics and Culture since 1979, Bloomsbury, London (2021)

Recent anthologies featuring Abiz’s poetry include ‘In Protest – 150 Poems for Human Rights’ (School of Advanced Study, University of London), ‘Wretched Strangers’ (2018, Boiler House Press) as well as numerous Persian anthologies.


Khatt-e Si a^ h, Metroy-e Landan ( Black Line – London Underground),  Ketab-e Fanus, Tehran, Iran (winner of Shamloo Poetry Award) (2017)

Koohsangi, Pela^k-e 13/1 ( 13/1, Koohsangi Street),H & S Media, London (2016)

Az miz-e- man seday-e- derakhti mee-a^yad (I Hear a Tree From My Desk), Agah Publishers, Tehran, Iran (2013)

Spaghetti ba^ Sauce Mexiki (Spaghetti with Mexican Sauce),  Saleth Publishers, Tehran, Iran (2004)

And numerous translations.