is the author of Dear Regime: Letters to the Islamic Republic (Ohio UP). He teaches poetry and translation in the MFA program at Queens College, City University of New York.
received his PhD in English literature from the University of Essex in 2007. He has taught at Yasouj University and published academic articles and translations.
is an Iranian-born poet and Nobel Prize nominee. He is the author of a a number of collections, including The Last Supper (1978), False Dawn (1982), Blood and Ash (1989), and Earth and Time (1996).